North Shore Kid Stories

Glen Urquhart School Beverly MA
Teachers are everything. The kind of teacher that many feel lucky to have once in a lifetime, Glen Urquhart students have an abundance each and every day. Limited spaces are still available for this fall in grades K-8. Contact Leslie Marchesseault at lmarchesseault@gus.org or 978-927-1064 ext. 115 for more information and a personal tour.
Sparhawk School: Big Art for Little Humans PreK Classes
Register today for this special parent & child art class series on Wednesday mornings at the Sparhawk School with Catherine Kulik, the Sparhawk Elementary & Middle School art teacher. Your child will explore diverse ways of creating art and experiment with new, engaging materials while learning about line, color, texture and notable works of art. This class is sure to engage their sensory skills as well as their innate curiosity about the visual world around them.  Each class is limited to ten children and runs for 5 week sessions.  This class is absolutely free!
Sparhawk School PreK and Kindergarten Program
Sparhawk's PreK & Kindergarten programs are designed to build a love & excitement for learning through academically strong experiential programming.  Children age four and five years learn by doing in a resource rich habitat designed especially for early elementary learners. Weekly curriculum includes integrated arts & music programming, math, science, literacy and Mandarin Chinese as their foreign language.
North Shore Preschool Nursery School in Beverly MA
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary is proud to introduce a nature preschool for 3-5 year olds located at Endicott Wildlife Sanctuary in Wenham. Recent studies confirm that children are spending less time engaged in vigorous outdoor play. The Ipswich River Nature Preschool provides young children on the North Shore with early educational experiences that fosters the development of the whole child and a lifelong relationship with nature.
Back to School
It is often challenging to find a backpack that is ‘cool’, just the right size for all of the school day necessities and fits correctly! Correct fit should be your first priority! Consider this: If a child carries his or her backpack for only 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes in the afternoon, they will carry it for 2 hours and 30 minutes per week.  There are 180 school days in a year.  That means the child would carry the backpack for 5,400 minutes or 90 hours per year.  It makes sense to choose the right backpack that fits well!
Poison Ivy has three leaves on each branch node. "Leaves of Three, Let it Be."
Anybody who has ever had a case of poison ivy will tell you that they wish they could go back in time and avoid ever having contact with the plant - and that's precisely the best way to deal with it.  If you and your children can identify the plant and avoid coming into contact with the oily residue on its leaves, everyone is bound to have much more fun this summer!
Glen Urquhart School Beverly MA
Teachers are everything. The kind of teacher that many feel lucky to have once in a lifetime, Glen Urquhart students have an abundance each and every day. Limited spaces are still available for this fall in grades K-8. Contact Leslie Marchesseault at lmarchesseault@gus.org or 978-927-1064 ext. 115 for more information and a personal tour.
Come enjoy a picnic concert with the kids under the stars on the Grande Alllée.
Pack a picnic and bring your dancing shoes to Castle Hill on the Crane Estate in Ipswich for a diverse series of concerts that are sure to entertain!  Every Thursday Night July 11 - August 29, 2013, come enjoy a picnic concert with the kids under the stars on the Grande Alllée at the Castle Hill on the Crane Estate. Enjoy a new style of music each week!
This jumbo blueberry was picked at Russell Orchards in Ipswich, Massachusetts
Blueberry picking is a great way to spend an afternoon outdoors. It's fun, educational and has the added payoff of an abundance of delicious, sweet blueberries to enjoy in all kinds of baked goods and treats.
Northshore Cultural Care Au Pair
Whether your kids are in camp or you have a childcare at home or they are at home with you, there are likely to be more than a few days this summer when you are left thinking “what the heck are we going to do today?!” Local Childcare Consultant with Cultural Care Au Pair Sophie Roch Piersol shares with you some creative ideas that she recently shared with her group of Marblehead au pairs for keeping their host kids entertained this summer: