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October 2014

October is a “spook-tacular” month! Leaf peepers are in their glory with the beautiful foliage, fall sports are in full swing and, of course, the big topic of conversation is “what are you going to be for Halloween?” From cover to cover, Connecticut Parent Magazine is filled with great information and ideas to make October over-the-top!

There’s an anniversary to celebrate — Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk is turning 15! The museum is a special place where families are encouraged to explore, invent, test, observe and have fun together. For anyone who wants a “wow!” experience, Stepping Stones is the place to be!

This month’s issue features Great Leaders in Education, showcasing some of the best administrators in area schools. Read about the characteristics of these independent schools and discover what makes them stand out. Also, learn how a magnet or private school can make a big difference in your child’s path to academic and social success.

There has been a lot of talk on the news recently about children with respiratory issues and asthma. Did you know that hospitalizations for asthma-related illnesses are on the rise in Connecticut? However, even though your child is affected by asthma, it does not mean he has to give up the sports he loves. Learn how to make sure your child breathes easier on and off the playing field.

Your kids will be howling with delight in anticipation of Halloween! To get them in the holiday spirit, try some crafts, games and fun foods — and have a party! Looking for something delightful, yet frightful? The Norwalk Public Library has come up with some great reads to keep you on the edge of your seat, any time of the year! When the wind starts to blow, families can cuddle up together and watch some great new DVDs. Celebrate Halloween in a pineapple under the sea or by casting a spell with Sabrina! As always, the Family Fun Calendar is filled with fabulous fall fun from day one to day 31!

Have a great month and a “boo-tiful" time!

 

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