North Shore Kid Stories

Bright Horizons, Bright Horizons: Curriculum Night Experience for Toddlers and p
The Bright Horizons curriculum, The World at Their Fingertips®, is uniquely designed to inspire, engage, and encourage children to be active learners. Join Bright Horizons for their Kindergarten Prep and Preschool Showcase events the week of February 9-13. These events will provide you with an overview of the curriculum through STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) classroom activities and interactions with staff and other families. In addition to seeing the curriculum in action, this event will allow you to: Share in the learning with teachers Explore classrooms Meet with current Bright Horizons families
Best Sledding Hills and Slopes on Boston's North Shore
When it snows, we love to slip and slide the afternoon away. It's always a lot of fun, and it's a great way to get out and explore some new places. Local parks, golf courses, schoolyards, libraries, parks and even the backs and sides of buildings. If it doesn't make sense to drive around in the car, break out the shovels and start making your own hill by forming huge pile of snow in your own yard!
Julie Cleveland Piano Lessons for North Shore Children and Families. Northshore
Piano is the most popular instrument in the world and the foundation for music learning. Numerous studies available show children who play an instrument score higher on both standard and spatial cognitive development tests alike. There are also findings that show kids who play piano in particular scored higher in math, especially on problems dealing with ratios and fractions.
Fairwind Learning Center, Marblehead MA
Fairwind Learning Center (FLC) is a dynamic center that offers many educational opportunities for children, families, and communities. Offering a Transitional Kindergarten program for children who are age 5 by December 1. The center offers generalized and specialized tutoring services from experienced professionals for children Pre-K to Grade four and enrichment classes for children ages three to five.
Rechargeable batteries are safe, reliable and green
It seems like every time I turn around these days, there is a gadget, toy or instrument that needs some kind of battery.  If your child is like 'B', I'm sure you're familiar with the routine of constantly changing batteries on items that are used daily, or are accidentally left on.  Over time, constantly replacing disposable alkaline batteries adds up in terms of actual cost to you and harm to the environment. 
Owl Moon is one of North Shore Kid's favorite Winter Books!
We read every night at our house and nothing suits this season's cold nights more perfectly than holiday tales and vibrant illustrations on the pages of fun holiday books. Don't worry - we made sure the books we listed are fun for adults too!
Annika McKenna gorgeous jewelry best holiday gift for women
In time for the upcoming holiday season, I’m happy to find Annika McKenna, SeaSalt Design, handmade jewelry. A talented, local artist with a studio here on the north shore, Annika creates unique collections of handmade Sterling and Fine Silver jewelry inspired by nature.
There are a lot of alternatives for gift memberships on the North Shore Massach!
Giving the gift of membership to one of your favorite organizations is a perfect way to tell somebody that you want them to share your interests and spend some time together. It's extending a hand of friendship and inviting the recipient to join you in a common experience - not just at the time of giving the gift, but throughout the year and beyond.
Sparhawk School: Big Art for Little Humans PreK Classes
Join us 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!
Cut your own tree farm on the north shore
The weekend after Thanksgiving we begin to get into the holiday swing of things. I like to hang wreaths and lights and go to one of the local tree farms and select our Christmas tree. There’s nothing quite like the real deal–-a pine-smelling, sap-sticky, beautiful-in-its-imperfections Christmas tree.