Looking for something to do that final week of August before school starts? Not able to get time off work to hang out with them that week? Kids bored at home and need one last week of fun and enrichment? New Jersey kids are in luck! There are still camps open and ready to register new campers for that last hurrah. Check out our list of summer camps with availability for that pesky week of August 27 to the 31st!
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As we approach the halfway point of summer, you moms and dads have probably been to the beach, downed a good amount of ice cream, been doused at some water parks, and cooked enough hot dogs and hamburgers to feed an army. How about a change of pace for your grill? Take the kids to catch some dinner! With New Jersey’s miles of coastline, a day out on a fishing boat sounds like a welcome change of pace. Good luck! Catch some for us!
Summertime….a reason to do everything and anything outside! Take advantage of New Jersey’s summer evenings and get out of the house for some culture, whether it be Shakespeare or a get-up-on-your-feet-and-dance musical. Pack a lovely summer picnic and enjoy a play in one of these local parks, outdoor theaters or fairgrounds.
The music scene for teens is huge this summer in New Jersey! Disney Channel alums such as Demi Lovato and Ross Lynch are breaking away from their cable television shows and heading out on tour. It’s a tough call for parents as to when their tweens are the right age for their first concert; however, many of these upcoming shows feature bands with a more “wholesome” act. It helps that they are widely popular with younger fans as well! Enjoy!
Taking your child or children on a trip without benefit of another adult can be a daunting task. However, with the right approach, traveling alone with a baby or small child can be done and done successfully.
I am a veteran of two solo trips with my preschooler. It hasn’t been easy, but the benefits have certainly outweighed the obstacles. Going on trips alone with my child created special memories that only we share together and, perhaps it's like being in the trenches together, a special bond from our trips.
It wasn't always easy. Traveling alone with a child is always an adventure, but it is possible. Consider the following helpful hints when planning and taking to travel alone with a baby or child.
As the saying goes, ”reading is fundamental”. However, there are children who still struggle to develop reading skills. Reading to a “therapy dog” is a new program has been implemented in many New Jersey schools and libraries. Reading to therapy dogs has helped young students build confidence as readers in an environment free from judgment and criticism. Read on to find out about Therapy Dogs International, located in Flanders NJ, and their program “Tail Waggin’ Tutors”.