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    Weekday Events for March 17th-20th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 3/16/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Happy Purim and Happy St. Patrick’s Day (early).  Hope everyone got to enjoy another short taste of Spring yesterday! This week looks like it will be snow free which is great news for our area because we lots of activities happening.  On Monday you can check out a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at [...]


    Choosing the Right Music Teacher for Your Kid: A Musical Primer Part II

    by Sarah on 3/14/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Kirin McElwain, cellist and music teacher, follows up Is There a Right Instrument for Your Kid?: A Musical Primer Part I, with this eye-opening guide to finding the right teacher.   Last week I discussed helping your child choose a musical instrument. Once you’ve decided which instrument to study, you might think that your research [...]

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    Giveaway: Killington Resort Lift Tickets – Ski Killington, VT!

    by Sarah on 3/13/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    Make the most of winter on the slopes! 2 lucky winners will be eligible to each win a family 4-pack of tickets. A Child Grows in Brooklyn is giving away two family packs of 4 lift tickets each for the 2013/2014 winter season at Killington Resort in Vermont (a$320 value!). Enter to win below and good luck! [...]


    Weekend Events: Bear Hunt, Celebrate St Patrick’s Day & Purim, James & the Giant Peach & Much More!

    by Deirdre on 3/13/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, The last weekend of winter is almost here and it will be a fun and busy one with all the Purim and St Patrick events happening in NYC! This weekend you can learn about Irish traditions, foods, and celebrations at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, check out the Celebration of Ireland with Captain Jam [...]


    Lakeside: For All Kinds of Skate Rats

    by Sarah on 3/13/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Since I’m not much of an ice skater (I’ve knocked out enough teeth, thanks), I didn’t really follow the evolution of Lakeside, Prospect Park’s new (well, not so new) skating rink. I had this impression that Lakeside was just Wollman revamped. I had seen a picture or two, but I hadn’t really paid attention. Until [...]

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    Cassatt Studio Preschool in Carroll Gardens

    by Shayna Gehl on 3/10/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      (Sponsored) Great news A Child Grows readers! A great school in Carroll Gardens is enrolling students. The Cassatt Studio comes from a trusted name you may have seen on A Child Grows before- Sitters Studio.     “At Cassatt Studio Preschool children learn, grow, and blossom by studying Van Gogh’s sunflowers, Mendelssohn’s songs, and Sondheim’s [...]


    Weekday Events for March 10th-13th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 3/09/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Well we have moved our clocks forward last night so we are tired but the evenings will be longer which will be so nice!  Tuesday is a half day for NYC public schools so I think the children and I will check out the snowdrops that are blooming at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  [...]


    Is There a Right Instrument for Your Kid?: A Musical Primer Part I

    by Sarah on 3/07/14 | 2 Comment(s)

      In this two-part series Kirin McElwain, cellist and music teacher, shares her wisdom on beginning music lessons. Part one covers how to choose the right instrument for your child, and next week, part two will help you find the right music teacher.   As a parent, chances are that you’ve already heard how music [...]


    Weekend Events: Read Across America, Making Brooklyn Bloom, BRIC House Party, St Patrick’s & Purim Events and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 3/06/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Exciting weekend coming up!  It will be almost 50 degrees on Saturday!  And don’t forget Daylight Savings begins this weekend.  It will be so great to have longer evenings! Tomorrow is Read Across America Day at Brooklyn Public Library branches!  Branches will host a reading of “Whistle for Willie” by Brooklyn’s own Ezra [...]


    Resident Dad: Van Brunt Still House

    by John on 3/04/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    I admit to having an unhealthy fixation with Red Hook. It has everything this urban idealist needs to believe that Brooklyn will find a new model for Twenty-First Century urbanity. Decaying signs of its roots as an industrial port mingle seamlessly with its more recent revitalization, making it an ideal laboratory for a sustainable future. [...]

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    Get Your Tickets to the Largest Family Event in Brooklyn!

    by Nicole on 3/03/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Brooklyn Baby and Family Expo Shares Everything Parents Need in One Place! A family friendly event for parents and children up to age 8! Meet experts! Attend seminars! Sample Products! Bring Your Family! Win Raffle Prizes! Awesome gift bags! Stay for Lunch!  Get your tickets here! Order tickets now using Discount Code ACG15off for 15% off [...]


    A Child Grows in Brooklyn Calendar: Go Beyond Movies and Museums!

    by Sarah on 3/03/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    You’ve been in the house for too long. You look forward to listening to the Frozen soundtrack, even though it makes you cry every time (“ . . .they say ‘have courage’ and I’m trying to, I’m right out here for you, please let me in. We only have each other. . .” Seriously, you’re [...]

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    International Women’s Day NYC: U-N-I-T-Y

    by Sarah on 3/02/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    This Saturday, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. Started at the turn of the last century, IWD began as a chance to champion the working-women of Eastern Europe. But the political overtones gave way, in many countries, to a more general appreciation of women. While, I admit, I wasn’t really up on IWD, I had [...]

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    Weekday Activities for March 3rd-6th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 3/02/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, March is here!  Less than three weeks until Spring!  I am hoping this next round of snow will be the last!  It does sound like it won’t be as bad as originally predicted (fingers crossed)! There are only three Mondays of Free Kid Ice Skating at LeFrak Center at Lakeside left!  The ice [...]


    Weekend Events: Spy Kids, Jazz for Kids, Kids Film Fleadh, Lloyd H. Miller, A Cow Named Cow, Little Laffs and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 2/27/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Very excited that the month of February is almost done!  March means Dr Seuss’s birthday, Daylight Savings will begin, St. Patrick’s Day and SPRING is coming! This weekend is packed with activities and many of them are FREE!  Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with Story Time at Greenlight Bookstore, Jazz for Kids at the [...]


    Buzz A Rama: For the Speed Junkie in All of Us

    by Sarah on 2/27/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    I am often reminded of how much I don’t know. And this is what I love about New York City. There are whole neighborhoods I have yet to explore. But I really thought I had my little corner of Brooklyn covered. I was wrong. This past weekend a friend introduced me to a Kensington area [...]

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    Weekday Events for February 24th-27th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 2/23/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Hope everyone got some outdoor time this glorious weekend! NYC schools are open again tomorrow but we still have lots of things to do with the little ones!  This is the last week of free weekday entry to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden since February ends this week!  The Oscars are next weekend and [...]

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    Weekend Events: The Frog Prince, Hands on Transit, Legends, BAMkids Film Festival and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 2/20/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Hope those of you on midwinter break have been enjoying yourselves!  Only 3 days left until our usual weekday schedule is back on track! This weekend is going to be another fun one and dare I say it a little mild!  If you haven’t gotten a chance to check out all the special [...]

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    Food Coloring Fun: You’re Alone in Your Kitchen (with kids)

    by Sarah on 2/19/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    When I was  little, my sister and brother and I would beg my mother to let us make cookies. We used the term “us” pretty loosely here. She, the ever-tolerant maternal unit, usually relented, and out came the wooden spoons and the 1950′s mixer that was made to remove fingers. The recipe for chocolate chip [...]

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    Weekday Events for February 17th-20th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 2/16/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi all, Happy President’s Day weekend!  My kids are so excited to have a week off from school and it will be a fun week!  So much going on during midwinter break! The good news is that a lot of the events are going on ALL week!  The NY Transit Museum has Hands on Transit [...]

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    Functional Fitness – Finding Strength Through Motherhood – 7 Ways to Build Strength Through Everyday Activities

    by Nicole on 2/15/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    By: AnnaCatherine Rutledge I don’t know about you, but since becoming a mom I find it incredibly hard to find time to fit in my workouts. And I run a fitness business. For moms. But between running the business, teaching classes and working with personal clients, preparing three somewhat wholesome meals a day, laundry, dishes, blogging, [...]


    Dancing Kiddos: Songs of the Snow

    by John on 2/13/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    As I write this, I’m looking out our window at mostly white. Snow covers the ivy around our garden, the Weber grill, our bathtub flowerbed with its slumbering calendula seeds and iris rhizomes, Checkers’ bike, Crazy Eights’ tricycle, even the jogging stroller. I hardly want to do anything with the kids outside the house, knowing [...]


    Weekend Events: Valentine’s Events, President Events, Mario the Magician, History of Chocolate, Clifford, Gustafer Yellowgold and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 2/13/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, I am so ready for the weekend and really looking forward to the NYC public school break! Since the public schools are closed next week there are a lot of extra events going on and some are starting this weekend!  Presidents in Residence at Dimenna Children’s History Museum looks like fun and it [...]

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    Brooklyn Robot Foundry: Revolution is Coming, Side With the Bots Now

    by Sarah on 2/11/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Here’s a fact: Robots are cool. Here’s another fact: building robots is even more cool.  And at the Brooklyn Robot Foundry your kids can do just that, develop their spacial relations, improve hand-eye coordination, and build buttons instead of just pressing them.  Jenny Young, the founder of the BRF, grew up building and creating in [...]


    Brooklyn Summer Camps: Because Nothing Says Summer Like Rock Salt

    by Sarah on 2/10/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      The incongruity of planning one’s summer when one is still considering wearing snow pants for warmth, is profound. But, being that I just spaced the deadline on registering for spring break mini camp, I realize the time to delay has passed. I begin to imagine the long and sultry summer days, which take on [...]