North Shore Kid Stories

After a walk in the woods, check for ticks before getting in the car!
If you spend any amount of time outdoors on the North Shore, you should be aware of ticks, where they live, how they feed and what to do if you find a tick on your body or biting into your skin. Ticks are arachnids that are closely related to spiders. They feed by attaching themselves to animals and sucking blood. Ticks on the North Shore primarily transmit two dangerous infections - Lyme Disease and Babesiosis (a blood parasite commonly confused with malaria).
Kids bowl free is a program designed to help kids stay active and safe.
Kids Bowl Free is a program where select bowling centers offer free bowling to kids all summer long. This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer.
Lifetime Wave Kayaks are very bouyant, stable and great platforms to learn on.
We live near a tidal cove that is great for our four year old to play in especially at mid tide when the water is about as deep as a wading pool. It's allowed both of our kids to become comfortable with the water as we have done water activities like swimming, jumping in waves and even kayaking together.  My kayak has a baby seat that my son used in the past, but his sister is ready to start using that spot, and it was time for 'B' to have his own kayak.
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!
Memorial Day Ceremonies and Happenings in North Shore Towns.
We've compiled a complete list of Memorial Day ceremonies and parades happening in towns across the North Shore of Massachusetts!  If you're looking for the details of Memorial Day happenings in your town, refer to the list below:
Boston Ballet School Northshore Summer Programs. Register online today for summe
The Boston Ballet School North Shore Studio in Marblehead is comprised of young people whose dedication, effort and talent is evidenced in their well-worn ballet slippers. Register today for the BBS Summer Program where children ages 3 and up enjoy a supportive, welcoming, and engaging experience. We had the pleasure to speak with Jessica Kreyer, Principal and Director of the Boston Ballet School Marblehead Studio about the Summer Dance Programs for ages three through adult at the state-of-the-art facility conveniently located on the Salem/Marblehead line within the Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA.
Kids pre-k through grade 5 will love the engaging, interactive and fun April Vac
Maritime Gloucester has planned a fulfilling and fun week of programs for kids during April Vacation 2015. The programs are geared towards learning about life in the sea, and on it! Daily session are offered through the week, and offerings will be split by age - pre-K through 1st grade and grades 2-5.  These sessions are part story, part presentation and part art or craft project.  Kids will learn about sea life, sail and wind power, lobstering and more!
Four days of exploring and natural adventure await your child at IRWS!
Spring is an exciting time for outdoor discovery. This April Vacation week Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary has put together four days of hands-on, awesome activities to explore the natural world in spring. Kids will sharpen their  observation skills as they locate and learn about bugs, search for salamanders, watch birds gather nesting materials, and much more. Participants will be divided into smaller groups by age.
IMADA scholarships are offered to help students fray the costs associated with c
The Ipswich Music, Art & Drama Association, Inc. is pleased to offer graduating seniors of Ipswich High School the opportunity to apply for these scholarships to assist with higher education expenses. Scholarships are open to all graduating seniors of Ipswich High School who have participated in one or more of the arts programs offered through the Ipswich Public Schools and who have been accepted at, and will attend, an institution of higher learning.
The Google Science Fair is an online science competition open to students ages 1
It's your turn to change the world. What will you try? That's the theme of the 2015 Google Science Fair! Teens ages 13-18 are encouraged to enter as individuals or in teams of 2 or 3 people. Entries require a Google account and a parental permission, and the submission deadline will be May 19, 2015, with regional finalists announced on July 2, 2015.