North Shore Kid Stories

A Safe Halloween is a Happy Halloween!
Dressing up in a costume to go ask for free candy from anybody with a porch light on is a kids dream!  With these easy to follow tips and guidelines, having Halloween turn into a nightmare will be the farthest thing from everybody's mind. Talk to your kids about safety before they go out Trick or Treating and remind them that the best way to stay out of danger is to be aware of their surroundings! 
The Fall component of Day Light Savings Time is quickly approaching.  Our “fall back” to standard time will take place on Sunday, November 2rd.  For those among us with no kids or older kids this signifies a bonus one hour of sleep (lucky them)!  For the rest of us, the extra hour may mean our days are about to begin even earlier.  If your child was waking every morning at 6am pre-time change, their biological clock will now have them waking at 5am (horror)!   So what can you do to help your child adjust their biological clock and prevent these early morning wake-ups?  Here are some tips to get through the time change with minimal sleep loss:
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!
Boston Ballet School Northshore Children's Programs Register today!
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 School Year Session where children ages 16 months and up enjoy a supportive, welcoming, and engaging experience.
Well Rested Baby
Well Rested Sleep Tip:  All Children Can Be Great Sleepers! In my sleep consulting practice, I often receive emails from potential clients who have concluded that their children are just awful sleepers.  These parents are convinced that they are forever doomed with a poor sleeper and label them as though this is a personality trait that they are stuck with for life.  “My child is inventive and curious,”   “Mine is friendly and compassionate,” “Well, mine is outgoing and a poor sleeper.”  This simply doesn’t have to be the case. 
Shore Country Day School, Beverly MA. Private School North of Boston Massachuset
This past spring, the long-awaited Omniglobe® arrived in the Center for Creativity at Shore Country Day School. This 48” interactive globe projects incredible imagery of the earth, such as:
North Shore Kids' list of farms that offer 'Pick Your Own' pumpkins on the North
Celebrate Fall and take the kids to a pumpkin patch!  Picking your own pumpkin is just part of the fun!  Some places listed may have closed pick your own in the field, but should have a great selection available at the farm! Here is a short list of some local pumpkin patches north of Boston:
Programs for kids and teens at North Shore Community College, Danvers, Beverly,
North Shore Community College is offering a variety of creative, fun classes for kids in grade K-8 beginning October 18th. Find a variety of fun courses for curious kids at NSCC Kids to College program.
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.
Corn Maze North Shore
Who knew you could have so much fun getting lost in acres and acres of corn? Navigate your way through these cool corn stalk mazes at these local farms in eastern Massachusetts! Be sure to call for times, availability and special event information, such as flashlight tours and haunted tours.
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