Apple picking is an autumn rite-of-passage for many families in the East End. NY is blessed with more than 55,000 apple orchards, including our top four East End apple farms for families. If you have leftovers, we recommend the following apple-inspired recipes to whip up with your little chefs.
School has been back in session for a few weeks, with many kids returning to “in-person” education for the first time in over a year. Whether your evenings are fraught with a zombie-like zone-out or with hysterical meltdowns over seemingly nothing at all, it can help to have a strategy to calm down and connect.
If there’s one silver lining of the COVID-19 Pandemic restrictions, it’s perhaps the surging popularity of drive-in movies. What once may have been viewed as antiquity is now a practical way to enjoy a film or two. Today, the drive-in is a fun and unique experience, with ample opportunities for NYC families to partake.
While there is plenty of value in unstructured play time outside of school, there is also the danger of screens occupying this idleness. Regardless of the particular activities your children gravitate toward, there are ample benefits for their personal development – including some that last a lifetime.
While much of the world has gone back to normal, many of us are still painfully aware of the mental and emotional toll the COVID-19 pandemic had on our children. The trends are troubling, but parents hold a lot of power to maintain a healthy, happy household.