North Shore Kid Stories

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. 50% off select style earrings offer Thursday -12/18 and Friday 12/19 only.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Holiday Travel tips for families
By Amy Lage. How did it become mid November?  Wasn’t I just chasing my children around the beach and cleaning up melted ice cream?  Thanksgiving is just days away and Christmas and Hanukkah are a few weeks later.  It’s almost time to break out the Christmas Tree and the Menorah.  Whoo hoo!  Who doesn’t love the holiday season? 
Find books for children north of Boston. Fundraisers, parties and storytime with
Jana Harris is currently scheduling Barefoot Book Parties, Storytime and Fundraisering events for Fall and Winter 2014/2015. Share stories, connect families, inspire children and earn amazing host rewards. Free books!  Find and enjoy books, games, puppets and puzzles that will stay with your family for years to come. Jana Harris - 978-304-9028.
Tom Ellis and Collin Keegean at the helm of Schooner Thomas E. Lannon
Take a moment and explore this unique kickstarter campaign featuring a young boy named Collin Keegan, his love of science and an extraordinary drive to share what he learns with other kids. "Science All Around Us" is a concept for an educational series that explores how things work and why from the perspective of a kid who wants to reach other kids on a global scale.  Twenty minute episodes will start start with Collin focusing on an every-day problem that can be solved using scientific methods and ideas. The founding idea for the entire project is that kids can and should teach other kids.