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Parents League is staying connected with you during this uncertain time. All advisory appointments remain on the schedule and will be done by phone. Admissions Workshops will move to webinar format. We are exploring moving the Admissions Fairs to an online format. All other spring fairs and education programs are suspended until further notice. See further details here

How to Raise a Reader

How to Raise a Reader

Speaker: 
Maria Russo
Venue: 
The Town School
540 East 76th Street
(between York Avenue and FDR Drive)
New York, NY 10021
When: 
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Time: 
6:30pm - 7:45pm

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In a world where so much is competing for a child’s attention, how do you raise a reader?

It’s an accepted fact that reading is crucial for kids. Study after study shows that babies and toddlers thrive intellectually and emotionally when they’re read to, and that books help children of every age expand their language skills and comprehension of the world, boost their critical thinking and imagination, build empathy, and strengthen bonds with caregivers. At the same time, reading can be a source of stress for parents: “Which books should I read to my baby, and how early? How can I teach my child to prioritize books over screens? What’s the best way to use reading to give kids a ‘head start’ in today’s competitive landscape? And “Is it too late to get a teenager into reading?”

Join Maria Russo, children’s books editor for the New York Times Book Review, who will address these questions and discuss her book, How to Raise a Reader, which she co-authored with Pamela Paul, editor of the New York Times Book Review.

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Maria Russo is the children’s books editor of the New York Times Book Review. She has been a writer and editor at the Los Angeles Times, the New York Observer, and Salon, and holds a Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. She lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with her husband and three children. You can find her on Twitter at @mariarussonyt.

Admissions Events

2020 Kindergarten Fair
Venue:
TBD
TBD
New York, NY 10003
When:
Monday, April 20, 2020
Time:
4:30pm - 6:15pm
Members: Register here
Non-Members: Register here
Kindergarten Admissions Panel 2020
Venue:
TBD
TBD
New York, NY 10003
When:
Monday, April 20, 2020
Time:
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Members: Register here
Non-Members: Register here

Education Programs

Colleges That Change Lives
Speaker:
Maria Furtado
Venue:
Columbia Grammar and Prep School
Theater, 4 West 93rd Street
New York, NY 10025
When:
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Time:
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Fully Booked
High School and Middle School Admissions Webinar
Speaker:
Evie Gurney, Parents League School Advisor
Venue:
Online webinar
A link will be emailed to all registrants
New York, NY 10028
When:
Monday, April 13, 2020
Time:
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Members: Register here
Special Needs School Advice
Speaker:
Chantal Aflalo and Laura Mazzaro, Special Needs School Advisors
Venue:
Online webinar
A link will be emailed to all registrants
New York, NY 10028
When:
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Time:
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Members: Please call the Parents League office at 212-737-7385 to register.
The Self-Driven Child
Speaker:
William Stixrud, Ph.D. and Ned Johnson
Venue:
TBD
Webinar
New York, NY 10128
When:
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Time:
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Members: Register here

Preschool Admissions Workshops

When:
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Time:
5:30pm - 7:00pm
When:
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Time:
5:30pm - 7:00pm
When:
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Time:
5:30pm - 7:00pm
When:
Monday, April 27, 2020
Time:
5:30pm - 7:00pm