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    Piggy Nation

    FREE Performance of Piggy Nation – TOMORROW!

    by Kim on 7/22/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Don’t miss this FREE performance of the adorable Piggy Nation The Musical, showing tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. at the Snapple Theater Center in Midtown.  Kids will see little Sammy Hamhock accompany his father on Piggy Patrol and learn lesson on avoiding “piggy” behavior.  The show is an hour long and is appropriate for children 3 [...]


    Brooklyn Cyclones July 21st 5pm Baseball Game – Ticket Giveaway and Discount Code

    by Nicole on 7/12/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    The Brooklyn Cyclones baseball team has a fun night lined up for A Child Grows readers! Come enjoy the Coney Island family-friendly ballpark on Sunday July 21st for the 5pm game where the Cyclones take on the Batavia Muckdogs! Before the game, fans are invited to head to the field to have a catch or participate [...]

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    Brooklyn Baby Expo is THIS Sunday! Are You Coming?

    by Nicole on 5/31/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    We are so excited for the Brooklyn Baby Expo this Sunday June 2nd! It is going to be fun and educational event filled with information and gifts for parents and activities for their children! If you haven’t bought your ticket yet, you still can! Purchase your tickets here and enter code ACG15off for a discount for [...]

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    Giveaway: Win an Orbit Baby G2 Stroller! GIVEAWAY CLOSED

    by Nicole on 5/27/13 | 89 Comment(s)

    Wow! Who wants to win this stroller of strollers!?!? – An Orbit Baby G2 stroller (retail value of $800) courtesy of Orbit Baby and the Brooklyn Baby Expo! This stroller can be used from birth up to 40 lbs. For families on the go with newborns or toddlers, the Stroller G2 is the ultimate solution for [...]

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    Free Spirits Music – Outdoor Music Classes

    by Nicole on 5/21/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    I just heard about these music classes in Prospect Park offered by Free Spirits Music. They look like fun and are pretty affordable too. Free Spirits Music just released a lineup of summer music classes In Prospect Park and they are offering A Child Grows readers come join the fun! At our Saturday morning “Songwriting Circles” in Prospect Park, kids 7-12 will [...]


    Win a Britax Baby Carrier! GIVEAWAY CLOSED

    by Nicole on 5/19/13 | 34 Comment(s)

    For the Orbit Stroller Giveaway Go Here: Enter to win a Britax Baby Carrier courtesy of Britax and the Brooklyn Baby Expo! The Britax Baby carrier is suitable from 8-32 lbs and is designed for long-lasting back and shoulder support. Purchase your Brooklyn Baby Expo tickets this week and you will be entered to win this wonderfully flexible carrier. If [...]

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    Giveaway: Stokke MyCarrier Entry With Brooklyn Baby Expo Ticket Purchase

    by Nicole on 5/06/13 | 8 Comment(s)

    The Brooklyn Baby Expo is happening June 2nd. Buy your tickets this week and you are entered to win a Stokke MyCarrier ($250 retail value)! And VIP ticket holders get a Joovy BebaSling Lite ($99 retail value) with their ticket! If you have already purchased your tickets, you can still enter to win the Stokke MyCarrier! Here’s how: [...]

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    Little Swappies Event – May 5th – Recycle/Reuse and Get Free Children’s Items

    by Nicole on 5/03/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Little Swappies children’s clothing, book, & toy swap is THIS Sunday, May 5 from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Avenues School, 259 Tenth Avenue (at 25th Street). And Little Swappies is offering a discount code for A Child Grows readers! Enter code “achildgrows” for a $10 family pass!  Tickets here! Bring at least 5 new [...]

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    Brooklyn Baby Expo Tickets Now Available!

    by Nicole on 4/24/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    The 2014 Brooklyn Baby & Family Expo is happening April 6th in Brooklyn Heights! For more info visit our site: Click here for tickets! Join us for A Child Grows in Brooklyn’s 3rd Annual Brooklyn Baby & Family Expo on Sunday, April 6th 11am-3pm in Brooklyn, NY! The event will take place at St. Francis [...]

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    Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Suspended in the NYC Area

    by Nicole on 4/23/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Dolly Parton started a foundation called Imagination Library that I signed up for 3+ years ago when my daughter was first born. The way it worked is you sign your child up and they send you one book a month based on your child’s age…for free! I stopped receiving the books in the mail months [...]


    Small Kid Big City: Capturing Your Child’s Moments – Brooklyn Botanic Garden

    by Nicole on 4/22/13 | 2 Comment(s)

    Each week Alethea Cheng Fitzpatrick of Photosanity will be sharing a photo that showcases Brooklyn/NYC life to inspire you with places to visit simply to explore the city and have fun with your kids, but that are also great photo locations. She will also include a photo tip of the week. In addition, we are giving [...]

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    Family Day at Citi Field on April 28th plus Mets Ticket Giveaway! GIVEAWAY CLOSED

    by Nicole on 4/16/13 | 20 Comment(s)

    The Mets are holding their Moms & Families Day at Citi Field on April 28th! And we are excited to giveaway a family four pack of tickets to one of our lucky readers! The game is on Sunday April 28th vs the Phillies at 1:10pm. And if you don’t win, the Mets are extending their special [...]


    Free Jewish Books for Kids

    by Nicole on 4/04/13 | 0 Comment(s), the Jewish parenting website, has teamed up with PJ Library to offer families with children ages 6 months to 8 years one free Jewish children’s book or CD every month. The program is modeled after Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (which I just discovered is no long available in the Brooklyn area!) that promotes early [...]

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    Tinkergarten After School Program – Learn Outside in Prospect Park! Discount for A Child Grows Subscribers!

    by Nicole on 3/30/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Tinkergarten takes a fresh approach at the after school and weekly class format for kids ranging in ages from 2 to 7 years old. They develop, test and share outdoor activities for your kids that are dead simple, wildly fun and designed for learning. Parents learn to guide play-based, outdoor activities for their kids that [...]

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    Product Review and Giveaway: Mini 3in1 Scooter from Kickboard USA! GIVEAWAY CLOSED

    by Nicole on 3/13/13 | 48 Comment(s)

    We have been BIG fans of the Mini Micro Scooter (Mini Kick) since my daughter was around 2. It took her a good 6 months or so to get the hang of it but now she is 3 1/2 and she is a pro at riding it along the Brooklyn streets, weaving in and out of [...]


    Yerdle: Reduce your environmental impact, Get rid of clutter and Save money…I like it!

    by Nicole on 2/19/13 | 1 Comment(s)

    I have stuff – a lot of stuff.  I am a mom to two toddlers living in a small Brooklyn apartment that always feels crammed full of stuff.  Toys, books, clothes, baby paraphernalia, you name it. It’s easy to accumulate too much stuff (and equally hard to find places to keep it)! A lot of [...]

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    Need Help Finding a Mover? Meet Unpakt!

    by Nicole on 1/11/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Sponsored Post I absolutely dread moving – the packing, purging, organizing, list-making …but do you know what I hate the most? Finding a reputable and FAIR moving company. I have moved throughout Brooklyn three times (not for the faint of heart, as most of us long-time city-dwellers know), and each time I had to call [...]

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    Free Demo Classes in Brooklyn: Boot Camp to Mandarin

    by Nicole on 9/05/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    We are so lucky to live in Brooklyn where our kids have access to so many cultural activities and unique classes that it can be difficult to decide which ones to do. One way to figure out it out is to check out a trial and sample class where you and your children can see [...]


    Free Self Defense Class for Teens

    by Nicole on 8/30/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    The Center for Anti-Violence Education has a mission: to help create a peaceful world. That’s a big mission but it can happens with small steps in Brooklyn. To that end, CAE is hosting PACT (Power Action Change for Teens), an ongoing free self-defense class for teen women and transyouth ages 12-19. Students will learn elements [...]

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    Backpacks: on Sale and Reviews

    by Nicole on 8/30/12 | 1 Comment(s)

    If “backpack” is on your school shopping list, then this post just might save you some time and money.  I have tried quite a few of the backpacks out there, and after testing them, I have the skinny that will tell you which ones hold up and which ones don’t. And, good news! Today a [...]


    Watch the Olympic Soccer Gold at Upper 90

    by Nicole on 8/08/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    Sometimes watching the Olympics without a cheering crowd just isn’t that much fun. What if you could watch the Olympic soccer matches in a mini-stadium with a large screen along with fellow enthusiasts all within a subway ride or walk? Upper 90 Brooklyn has turned their indoor field into a stadium for the London Olympics: [...]


    Brooklyn and Staten Island Battle For Books

    by Nicole on 7/17/12 | 1 Comment(s)

    Brooklyn and Staten Island have always been friendly, but this Friday night they will battle it out on the ball field, but all for a good cause. The Brooklyn Cyclones and the Staten Island Yankees will take to the ball field in Coney Island to not only take home the winning trophy but to provide [...]

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    Get Free Books For Your 0-5 Year Old Via Dolly Parton

    by Nicole on 6/25/12 | 19 Comment(s)

    This summer you can kickstart your baby and toddler’s reading with a brand new book each month! Dolly Parton, superstar songwriter, singer and actor, is also the founder of a nationwide virtual library: the Imagination Library.  It’s a program she started to help kids love reading by sending a brand new, age appropriate book each [...]

    Potting up carnivorous plants to bring home at a Discovery Workshop. Photo by Ashley Gamell.

    Urban Kids Gone Country at Free Camps

    by Nicole on 6/19/12 | 2 Comment(s)

    Calling all city kids who want to get their hands dirty!  Do some digging, planting and learn to become an urban gardener with some wonderful free programs at some of Brooklyn’s finest green homes. Brooklyn Botanic Garden Summer Discovery Workshops Tuesdays July 3–August 21 | Drop in 1:30–3:30 p.m. Brooklyn Botanic Garden offers free workshops [...]

    Audra Rox performing at Albee Square last year. Photo courtesy © Kate Milford.

    Albee Square Summer Concerts Begin This Week

    by Nicole on 5/14/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    Last summer, Brooklyn got a great new addition to the lineup of summer concert series: the Albee Square Summer Concert Series. These free concerts every other Thursday are geared to kids and their caregivers. There is usually plenty of seating- whether in your stroller, steps or chairs and ample room for dancing too!  The Fulton [...]