Big Kids


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Acorn Advice: Tips for a successful school year

What do I mean by successful? Well, I don’t mean straight As and accolades. Those things can be very nice when they come, but they shouldn’t be the focus or even the goal we are asking our kids to shoot for.

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Back in the routine

Make school day mornings easier for the family this September

Mornings can be hectic, as getting kids ready for school and out the door on time is not always easy.

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Camp Colonie helps students with disabilities

For more than 20 years, the Easter Seals Camp Colonie has been giving campers a little piece of magic in the Capital District.

Triple threat: Catching a glimpse

Answering life’s questions, and learning more about future plans

What do you want to be when you grow up?

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Birthdays: Capital District listings for party planning

Want to plan a party to remember? Check out these vendors for fun options at any price.

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Go play!

After two years without one, Maplewood School has a playground

After two years of waiting, Achievements and Kids Express Learning Center at Maplewood School opened a new playground, complete with a rock-climbing wall, teeter totter and balance beam.

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Sending books abroad

Local Girl Scout troop helps start library for African school

One local Girl Scout troop has embodied the advocacy role promoted by the national organization by starting a library for an African primary school.

The Family Chow: Lovin' the Llama

The Family Chow visits La Empanada Llama in Albany

More and more these days, the Family Chow is finding ideas for new culinary adventures from the increasingly independent, teenage-half of the family.

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Disconnect to reconnect

Summer camp is a time for kids to be kids again

Summer camp is one of the few places that allows kids to disconnect from technology and reconnect with nature.

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Photo Galley: Bethlehem egg hunt

Cold weather did not dampen turnout for annual event

The Town of Bethlehem Parks and Recreation Department hosted its “Egg-stravaganza” event Saturday, April 11, at Elm Avenue Park. The main attraction, an egg hunt, featured more than 2,000 colorful plastic eggs placed across three areas at the park.

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Grandma's Got Gigs: The best camp of all

The seed of an idea was planted several years ago when we were visiting with some old friends we hadn’t seen in years.

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Parent Pages' 2015 Summer Camp Listing

Making memories at summer camp throughout the Capital District.

Triple Threat: Faking it like everyone else

As a mom, I am used to faking it. From parenting success to arts and crafts projects, being patient, and the biggest one — being happy all the time.

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Learning opportunity

Music studio catering to kids with special needs to perform at Schenectady bakery

In celebration of Puzzles Bakery and Café opening, Piano for Special Kidz Music Studio will return to Schenectady for a performance of contemporary and classical favorites.

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Kidz Expo 2015: More than meets the eye

Annual event highlights child and parenting resources in the area

Has your child ever wanted to meet Captain America, Thor, R2D2, or Darth Vader? They can do that and much more at the Hannaford Kidz Expo Saturday, March 7, at the Empire State Plaza.