Early Childhood

  • Reading, writing and robots – Oh my!

    Local libraries have a lot to offer

    Although many people today have access to endless information on their smartphones, the Internet can't provide context and social opportunities, or ways of learning that don't involve reading. That's where libraries today come in. read more »
  • 4 shocking ways pets benefit your kids

    Maybe it's time to give in to your kid's puppy requests

    As you incorporate a pet into your family’s daily rhythm, he quickly wiggles his way into your hearts. In addition to providing unconditional love, a pet can benefit your child in some very surprising ways. Read more to discover the benefits of having a family pet. read more »
  • 10 activities to encourage mindfulness

    Raising mindful kids in the Hudson Valley

    Teaching your family to be mindful is one of the best things you can do for their well-being. Continue reading for activities to encourage mindfulness. read more »
  • Help, My Kid Doesn't Want to Go to School

    What to do when your child doesn't want to go to school

    As if the morning rush wasn't stressful enough, your child had decided that school is not for him. Alas, you drag him into the classroom kicking and screaming each day. If you're ready to manage the morning rush, read on for tips on how to deal when your child doesn't want to go to school read more »
  • Parents' Guide to Social Networking Sites

    HVParent's hip intern spills the deets

    If you're tired of your tween mocking you because you don't know the difference in a like and a follower, never fear. HVP has poked and prodded our young and hip college intern, Jacqueline to get the down-low on what the kids are doing relative to social media these days. read more »
  • #1 reason to send your child to preschool

    Exercising their internal clock is one advantage of a preschool

    Beyond learning the alphabet and learning to count, preschool offers one big advantage to children: Learning daily routines. read more »