Events

October Weekend Activities 2017

Looking for things to do with your kids in October? Check out our list of October weekend events for 2017! Full Moon Barnyard When: Fri 10/6/17 Where: Chip-In Farm, 201 Hartwell Rd, Bedford Time: 5:30-7:30 PM Age: 5 and up Cost: $22 per child Parents, take the night off! Bring your kids to the farm for the evening for some barnyard fun, and take a night to yourselves. Kids will help the farmers feed the…

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Student of the Year Program

We would like to take some time today to speak about The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Student of the Year program, an exciting leadership development and philanthropy program in which high school students participate in a fundraising competition to benefit LLS. For motivated high school students, this program ensures they stand out among their peers when engaging with colleges and/or future employers. Through guidance and mentoring from experienced professionals at LLS they will make…

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Special-Needs Summer Activities in MA

With summer vacation quickly approaching, you may be starting to wonder about how to keep your child active and having fun over the break. We know this isn’t always an easy task, so if you’d like some ideas to kick off the summer, please see below our list of some June special-needs events in Massachusetts.  Accessible & Adaptive Recreation Fair WHERE: Artesani Park/Herter Park, Brighton, MA WHEN: June 3rd, 2017, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.…

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President’s Day

President’s Day is next week, Monday, February 15, and here are some facts and activities for you and your children to celebrate it! President’s Day commemorates our U.S. Presidents, and most importantly the “Father of Our Country,” George Washington. Some may not know that this holiday is also recognized as honoring Washington and Abraham Lincoln’s Birthdays. Before 1971, President’s Day was celebrated on Washington’s birthday, February 22nd, leaving it to fall on different days of…

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Events for Children with Disabilities During the Holiday Break

Most parents who have a child with autism or other sensory sensitivities would love for their child to experience sitting on Santa’s lap and snapping a photo of it for the family. The atmosphere of a shopping mall is chaotic around the holiday season, which makes it difficult for children with special needs to enjoy their experience with Santa. Luckily, there are multiple disability camps, workshops and events happening in the Greater Boston area to…

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Giving Back

Are you willing to spread the holiday cheer this year?  You can make a difference for a young child in need, by brightening their holiday season. There are many children who are less fortunate and are not lucky enough to receive gifts for the holidays. Fortunately, there are plenty of fantastic organizations that give all of us the chance to give back. Toys for Tots is one of the highest rated, successful, charitable organizations, which…

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Technology in the Classroom

Technology is becoming in demand for the 21st century. Technology in the classroom has helped students engage and adapt with a variety of devices. Devices such as computers, Smartboards, webcams, and projectors help build stronger and longer lasting engagement inside the classroom. These devices are being used to increase class interaction and discussion. Smartboards have helped students increase student-to-student interaction and has given them the chance to participate in a more  willing and excited way.…

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The Importance of Hanukkah

The holidays give us the opportunity to share traditions and make more memories with our friends and family. The month of December includes a few multi-cultural holiday traditions to celebrate such as Christmas, Kwanzaa and Hanukkah. Hanukkah is the Hebrew word meaning dedication that helps justify the importance of Hanukkah. Hanukkah celebrates the bravery and the victory of the Jews’ defeat over the Syrian-Greeks.   Hanukkah is the Jewish festival of lights, when Jewish families…

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Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa gives African families the opportunity to gather together and celebrate their African heritage and the true meaning of Kwanzaa. The name Kwanzaa is borrowed by the Swahili phrase, “matunda ya kwanza.” This phrase means “first fruits,” which symbolizes a harvest celebration and hard work. Kwanzaa celebrates unity, life, self-determination, hope and success. Most families celebrate with music, including African drums and dancing. In addition, families tell stories, read poetry, give gifts, and of course…

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Public Speaking is Necessary

Public speaking very commonly causes discomfort and anxiety. Most students who are not required to take a public speaking course try to avoid it all together. The truth is a public speaking course may come off as intimidating, but is known to help build someone’s confidence. Many students assume presenting in the classroom will be the only time public speaking is necessary, but it’s usually just the beginning. Public speaking can be an essential qualification…

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