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Posts by Susan Hansen

Kids and Smiles: Reading to Children with Special Needs

For the last several years, I have been going to the United Cerebral Palsy Preschool on Staten Island to read to the children. The amount of joy that I have received from these visits is immeasurable. The children’s responses depend on the severity of their disabilities. The first three classes the children fully enjoy and participate in the stories. They clap, yell and laugh in all the correct places.

The last two classes can be challenging. I have to read 

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Mom, I'm Bored: Staten Island Summer Fun

Summer's here—what to do with the kids? South Beach offers a wonderful list of things to do this summer.

The South Beach Library has many programs this summer for children as well as adults. Why not join the summer reading club and earn prizes while you read. The Borough President is also offering programs from concerts to fireworks at the boardwalk area. There are ... Read More ›