Back to School at FamilyEducation.com

Slideshow Iconslideshows MORE

|

Landmarks of Boston

7 of 11
bostonpublicgarden

Boston Public Garden


Adjacent to Boston Common, the Public Garden was established in 1837 by Horace Gray as the nation's first public botanical garden. The park is famous for its foot-pedal-powered Swan Boats, which travel in a four acre pond. The children's book Make Way for Ducklings, by Robert McCloskey, is set in the Public Garden. Bronze statues of Mrs. Mallard and her eight ducklings are set in cobblestones near an entrance to the park.

Fun Fact: The ducklings are named Jack, Kack, Lack, Mack, Nack, Ouack, Pack, and Quack.

Photo source: Carol M. Highsmith

Next: Massachusetts State House

Infoplease

Provided by Infoplease—an authoritative, comprehensive reference website that offers an encyclopedia, a dictionary, an atlas, and several almanacs. Visit Infoplease.com to find more resources endorsed by teachers and librarians.

August 30, 2014



Keep it hot (or cold)! No one likes cold soup or warm, wilted salad. Use a thermos or ice pack in your child's lunch box to help keep his lunch fresh until it's time to eat.


stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

Join BIC on our mission to save handwriting and Fight For Your Write! Writing helps kids become better readers, boosts their confidence and sparks their creativity. Visit BICFightForYourWrite.com to sign our petition to save handwriting!

11 Coolest Lunch Boxes for Kids
Send your child's lunch to school in style! Check out our picks for the 11 best lunch boxes with great features from BPA-free accessories to spill-resistant fabric.

7 Important Back-to-School Safety Tips
Follow these back-to-school safety tips to make sure your child stays safe on the way to school, in the classroom, and while on the playground.

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!