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October 2015

October is a “boot-iful” month! The air is crisp, the trees are ablaze with color and the smells of all things pumpkin make your mouth water! Take the time to visit all your favorite “haunts” for leaf-peeping, apple picking and hayrides! Connecticut Parent Magazine can help you find fall fun throughout the state. This month is also filled with tons of info ranging from Halloween safety, to staying healthy during flu season, to great educational options. This is one issue you won’t want to miss!

Even though your kids are happily ensconced in their new classes, you might be looking toward the future for other educational possibilities. It is never too early to start the search, in fact right now is the perfect time. Showcasing a host of schools, our Great Leaders in Education section is just the place to begin the process. The start of the new academic year goes hand-in-hand with all of your child’s extracurricular activities. If you have a super athlete, a dancing diva or a musical prodigy (or a child who just likes sports, the piano or ballet), then your support and dedication could be the reason they excel at what they love.

What would October be without Halloween? The question of costumes and dreams of sweets begin early on — weren’t bags of candy in the markets in August? But, are you ready? Check out tips to eliminate stress, so the day is a treat not a trick! While you are walking through all of those falling leaves, take the time and scoop some up. Read about some great craft ideas using the fall foliage.

Aachoo — guess what time it is? It’s flu season. But, you don’t have to suffer with the aches and fever this year if you take one important precaution! This is the time to start coming indoors and cozying up in front of the fireplace. The Woodbridge Library has some great book suggestions to inspire conversations and spark creativity. There are also some great DVDs out that are perfect for this time of year.

Check out the Family Fun Calendar for 31 days of activities and you won’t have a “ghost” of a chance of getting bored! Have a safe and happy Halloween!


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