Category - Education

The Four Children of Passover: How to Engage Children and Teens in the Passover Seder

Books
Education
Jewish

Spring has sprung and since Parents Place is part of Jewish Family and Children’s Services, we are getting ready for Passover! Many of us are busy cleaning our kitchens and pantries or packing to go visit family and celebrate. Let us also take a little time to think about this holiday through the eyes of our children or grandchildren. Whether they are a toddler or have left for college, we want to make it meaningful and memorable for them. Growing up in a home of two Jewish Educators, there was no shortage of fun to keep our Seder (traditional holiday… Continue Reading


Posted by Havi Wolfson Hall on March 31, 2017

Take Part in Citizen Science, Part Two: 10 Year-Round Outdoor Observation Projects for Kids

Education
Leisure & Vacation

Take Part in Citizen Science, Part Two: 10 Year-Round Outdoor Observation Projects for Kids Outdoor observation, learning and fun needn’t stop when the weather turns a little chilly. There are terrific projects for year-round learners of all ages who are curious about nature, animals and science. Many of these fall under the heading of Citizen Science, projects from schools, labs, museums, nonprofits, and other organizations that ordinary people can take part in to help with observation and research. Many of these projects are perfect for beginners and don’t require large time commitments. Perhaps there’s one for you and your family… Continue Reading


Posted by Susan Sachs Lipman on October 27, 2015

Public or Private Elementary School: Making the Best Choice for Your Family

Choosing Schools
Education

Choosing an elementary school for your child can be a daunting process. In the Bay Area, we have many choices, which is good and bad news. The good news is that there are many options and types of schools in both the public and private arenas. The bad news is that it takes a lot of time to research the options, many private schools are selective, and you don’t always get your first choice. Here are a few tips that will help you get started in the process and make a decision that will work for your child and family…. Continue Reading


Posted by Stephanie Agnew on September 21, 2015

Summer Learning: Take Part in Citizen Science

Education
Leisure & Vacation

Do you have 15 minutes to spare? If so, you can be a citizen scientist. Over the past few years, citizen scientists — ordinary people who help scientists and organizations track the count and behaviors of such creatures and phenomena as birds, butterflies, bees, wildflowers, and even meteors — have been active and helpful information gatherers. After all, researchers can’t be everywhere, and many of us have habitats in our backyards and neighborhoods that can help others gain important information about nature. Some citizen science findings have resulted in important new discoveries that were published in scientific journals, such as… Continue Reading


Posted by Susan Sachs Lipman on July 14, 2015

Eight Great Tips for Raising a Reader

Books
Education
Leisure & Vacation
Parents Tips

Yesterday I had one of those happy mama moments. In my mind there are very few things more satisfying than watching my two daughters excitedly rip open the packages of new books that arrived in the mail from our monthly book club. Within minutes they were each snuggled into different ends of the couch flipping through their special gifts. The house was quiet, the girls were entertained, life was good. Inspired by those happy moments I offer the following suggestions for raising a reader in your home. 1. Read aloud to your children as they grow Now that my daughter… Continue Reading


Posted by Rebecca Wood on May 27, 2015

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