1. 3 Reasons to Enroll Your Child in Virtual Preschool

    Although many of us have grown tired of online work, school, family gatherings, and other activities, they have become an essential part of keeping our communities safe. Some parents and children prefer in-person learning to online education, while others prefer the opposite. The Art Farm NYC offers both in-person and online classes for kids and in this post, we’ll discuss five great reasons to …Read More

  2. 4 Ways to Have Fun Inside This Winter

    Now that the chilly weather is here, it’s time to start thinking about safe and fun activities you can do with your family this winter. In this post, we’ll discuss four ways you and your family can keep busy as we bundle up and prepare for the next few months. As you’ll read in more detail below, participating in any of The Art Farm’s in-person classes or drop in’s for kids in NYC is a g…Read More

  3. How to Minimize Distractions While Distance Learning

    Schools across the country are approaching reopening in a variety of ways. Some districts have made the decision to stay remote through the end of the year, while others have opted for a mix of in-person and online classes. As we noted in a previous post, there are a number of benefits provided by in-person instruction that aren’t easy to replicate in a digital environment. However, many parents…Read More

  4. The Benefits of In-Person Learning

    Many parents across the nation have found themselves having to make a difficult decision between sending their children back to school and continuing with remote education. Some districts have made a firm decision one way or the other without offering parents the option to choose, but others are allowing parents to decide what they feel is best for their family. While we aren’t going to argue in…Read More

  5. How to Keep Your Child Engaged While Learning Virtually

    As teachers and parents ourselves, we understand that the next few weeks — and perhaps months — are going to be a challenge. Many children will be learning online for the foreseeable future and, as you’ve probably already experienced, online learning is significantly different from what your child, their teachers, and you, are used to. While nobody knows what the future holds, we do know tha…Read More

  6. Give Your Child the Gift of Virtual Classes for Kids In NYC

    Your child will likely remember this summer for the rest of their life, no matter how old they are. Between disruptions to their daily routine and the effects of COVID-19 on the entire city of New York, they’re also probably feeling a mixture of confusion and uncertainty about the future. In a previous post, we discussed the importance of checking in with your child and provided a few helpful ti…Read More

  7. Checking In With Your Child This Summer

    All of us have been affected by COVID-19 in one way or another, especially here in NYC. At The Art Farm NYC, we hope that you and your family have been able to stay safe. We miss our in-person preschool classes and farm tours just as much as you do, and we can’t wait for the day when we can all safely gather once again. In a previous post, we provided you with a few ideas that can help you suppo…Read More

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    Benefits of Outdoor Play

    The Art Farm was founded on the idea that children need to be more connected to nature in order to grow into healthy adults. Thus, we are a nature-focused educational center that offers classes for kids in NYC, including preschool classes. We are New York City's only indoor petting zoo, helping to bring nature to children as well. We believe in the many benefits of outdoor play for children, which…Read More

  9. How to Keep Your Child Engaged This Summer

    If you’re like many parents, then you’ve probably experienced just how difficult it is to keep your child occupied at home all day, every day. While it can be tempting to throw limits on television, video games, and cell phones to the wind, there are a number of different, easy-to-implement ways to keep your child engaged and happy at home. In a previous post, we discussed a few fun remote bir…Read More

  10. Why Your Child Needs Preschool — Part II

    Are you wondering which NYC preschool is right for your child? The options are almost endless — how can you choose the one that’s right for your child? You’ve come to the right place. We discussed a few reasons why we believe every child should attend our NYC preschool in a previous entry, so be sure to catch up on that information if you haven’t had a chance to read through it. Today’s …Read More