10 Awesome Activities in Hoboken to Keep the Kids Busy After-School September 18th, 2017

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by Tori Galatro Whether your son or daughter has just started first grade or they’re already filling out college applications, after school activities are a great way for kids to explore their individuality, make friends, continue their learning outside of school, and develop new skills. New York City offers amazing opportunities, but there’s no need […]

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5 Compelling Reasons Preschool/Early Education is so Important September 11th, 2017

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Young children have an innate desire to learn and explore. Notice how children will begin to investigate their world as soon as they can walk and begin to experiment with language as soon as they can talk. Children attempt to make sense of all the new sights, sounds, and textures they encounter. Now, imagine if […]

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Why Teaching Your Child a New Language Will Not Harm their English Skills September 4th, 2017

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All parents want their children to thrive. Unfortunately, sometimes myths, rather than actual research, can lead our decisions as parents. A common piece of parenting folklore states that we might harm our children’s English language skills if we introduce the child to a new language during toddlerhood. This is simply not true. Busting A Myth […]

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Whole Brain Teaching Methods for Pre-School Students August 28th, 2017

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“Class?” “Yes?” This step is intended to capture students’ attention with a single word. Students are taught that when the teacher says the predetermined word (usually “class”), they are to respond as a group with “yes”.  The catch here is that the students are taught to respond in a mirror image of the teacher, so […]

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Great Summer Activities for Kids in Hoboken August 21st, 2017

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Summer is a lovely time in Hoboken. With temperatures ranging from the 60s to 90s, there are ways to explore the outdoors without sweating up a storm. In and around Hoboken, you will find classic summer activities such as water parks, outdoor movies and even the beach that will create memories to last a lifetime. […]

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The Career Benefits of Multilingual Education August 15th, 2017

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There is no greater gift you can give to your child’s future career than a multilingual education. The business world is an international one, and the most successful companies have locations across the globe. Companies are always on the lookout for bilingual new hires and one of the most common complaints of young professionals is […]

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5 Benefits of Childhood Bilingualism August 7th, 2017

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Benjamin Lee Wharf, a Yale linguist, was the first person to explore the possibility that bilingualism shapes the way we act and think. Although parts of his famous language theory, the “Sapir–Whorf hypothesis,”, remain hotly debated, many recent studies have supported his theory that bilingualism does have a distinct effect, particularly early in life. Many […]

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Total Physical Response Learning: 4 of the Best Second Language Activities August 1st, 2017

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In the 1970s, James Asher, a psychology professor at San Jose State University, created a ground-breaking second language program that completely shifted the way children learn new languages. His program, “Total Physical Response Learning (TPR),” transformed language lessons into fun interactive games and activities students would love.   He found that using commands, such as […]

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10 Great Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Hoboken July 14th, 2017

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by Tori Galatro There is no shortage of great restaurants in Hoboken, and many have children’s menus, but it’s hard to find a restaurant that will welcome kids with open arms. Fortunately, there are some Hoboken establishments that make it their business to help families with small children feel welcome, and don’t compromise on flavor […]

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The Pre School Years and the Importance of Social Emotional Learning June 12th, 2017

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When it comes to learning and culture, your child’s brain is a blank slate. Children learn through socialization from other adults and children in their immediate environment and, through repeated exposure to the people of that culture, they begin to understand those norms and beliefs. In a foreign country, your child learns cultural norms from […]

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