Early Childhood

  • Best educational apps for kids

    Android- and Apple-friendly educational apps

    Sorting through the thousands of learning apps out there to find the ones that work can be a trick. That's why we're sharing a few recommendations for both Android and Apple devices. read more »
  • The empathy connection

    Helping kids learn to care

    When can children start to show that they care for others? West Camp behavior analyst and mental health counselor Stacey Trapani-Barber hints that it may begin earlier than we think. read more »
  • Time-out alternatives

    Creative consequences for kids

    There are more constructive solutions than time-out that will not only calm your child down, but can strengthen your relationship and reduce the likelihood of repeat behavior. read more »
  • 4 ways to teach your child to enjoy school

    School time doesn't have to be a drag

    School day dread can be a tough issue to face with your child. You want them to look forward to the place where they spend the most time. But not every child embraces education with glee. read more »
  • A practical guide to a mindful home

    Tips for everyday mindfulness

    Having a "mindful home" doesn't require doing yoga, posting Pinterest quotes, or mandatory meditation. You can live a mindful life without doing any of those things. Check out these practical tips from Mindfulness expert, Kathy Walsh read more »
  • HVP staff shares their favorite books

    Rounding out National Library Week

    Hudson Valley Parent staff members share their favorite books to round out National Library Week read more »