Tips from Bright Horizons: Preparing Children for the Transition to School

__________________________________________________________________________________________________ Editor’s Note:  I have many friends who have first-borns entering Kindergarten in the Fall.  I thought this article was a good one to keep in your back pocket as you and your child prepare for this big milestone, particularly the suggested reading list.  Do you have any books you would recommend for parents to … Continue reading

Language, Development, and Literacy for School Readiness

Guest blog articles contributed by Bright Horizons Family Solutions® My son will be five years old in early August. When he was born in 2006, we were quickly on the receiving end of an opinionated and certainly well-meaning circle of parents who would ask, “Are you going to hold him back?” At the time, in … Continue reading

School Readiness Myths from Bright Horizons

Will your child be READY for SCHOOL? Learn how Bright Horizons prepares children to succeed in school and life. Our teachers engage children at all ages and stages to set them on the right learning path. Learn more at one of our READY for SCHOOL events in your community! It is not unusual to hear … Continue reading

Arlington’s Artbeat has the Antidote… for Cabin Fever

Posted by Tara, Ziptivity’s Metro Boston Community Ambassador Have cabin fever? Experiencing a little too much family togetherness? Artbeat in Arlington has the antidote.  Every Friday from 6-8pm, Artbeat hosts Pizza & Art, a creative, social and yumilicious evening for kids ages 8 and up. You can register up until 5pm on Friday by calling … Continue reading

Preschool Open House Season is Underway on the North Shore

Written by Ann, Ziptivity’s North Shore Community Ambassador Break out the tissues, Jr. is heading off to preschool!  While the last of my clan will graduate from preschool this year, I remember the absolute madness of searching for the “perfect” preschool within a reasonable commute (30 miles, is that reasonable?) like it was yesterday.  We … Continue reading