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.
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.
Shine’s “Pop-up Field Trip Thursdays” have been one of our favorite pastimes for years now, as we cultivate deeper community relationships with the good people who produce our food. We believe gardening and farming experiences enrich the mind, body, and soul of children and adults alike.
Kids who spend time engaged in solitary activities outdoors have the strongest bonds with nature, according to researchers at NC State University. If you’re looking to foster a lover of the environment, consider introducing one of the pursuits identified in the study.