Find a Child Care Provider with LxBlue

    by A Child Grows on 12/05/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    LxBlue is an interactive service where you can find the perfect nanny or babysitter for your family – and quickly! The service is rooted in trust, convenience, and value. They have a thorough screening process where all LxBlue experts have been interviewed in person by LxBlue associates – so you get the luxury of a […]


    Giveaway: Osmo Game System for the iPad!

    by A Child Grows on 12/03/14 | 5 Comment(s)

    Enter to win this amazing new game system that everyone is raving about! Osmo is a new educational tool for the iPad that fosters social intelligence and creative thinking. The games open up the iPad to the endless possibilities of physical play.  Watch their video to see how it works. We love this idea so much […]

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    Brooklyn is Losing Another Indoor Play Space!

    by Deirdre on 12/02/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Earlier this fall DNAinfo.com reported that the indoor play space, Frolic, located in Williamsburg was closing it doors in September.  Cobble Hill’s restaurant and indoor play space, The Moxie Spot, announced last week that they are closing on Sunday December 14th. A Child Grows had written a profile of The Moxie Spot earlier in 2014 […]


    Shop Brooklyn Style: Industry City Holiday Market

    by A Child Grows on 11/21/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Visit Industry City in Sunset Park this weekend and be reminded why Brooklyn is known as a hub of creativity, innovation and style.  This renovated factory and warehouse complex is the home to artist studios, tech companies, food and event businesses, design firms, manufacturers and more. Check out two of their shopping events taking place on […]


    AltSchool in Brooklyn Heights: New School Opening Fall 2015

    by A Child Grows on 11/21/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    A Child Grows is always excited to announce the opening of a new school in Brooklyn. We are still having babies like nobody’s business and sticking around longer to raise them in the city. More quality school choices, more after school programs, more activities and classes? Yes, please! Keep ‘em coming! AltSchool comes to us from […]


    City Stomp: Music Classes Celebrating New York City!

    by A Child Grows on 11/14/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    City Stomp is an educational music program we’ve featured on our site before, and we’re here again to let you know they are accepting registration for their Winter Session. Parents are loving City Stomp because the music celebrates the sites and sounds of New York City with songs rooted in Caribbean, African, Latin, Jewish and other […]


    Find Babysitters Easily with UrbanSitter!

    by A Child Grows on 10/20/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Use your social network and this great app to help you find your next sitter! UrbanSitter is an online marketplace where parents go to find occasional, part-time or full-time babysitters quickly and efficiently. Powered by your own parenting networks, UrbanSitter helps you find babysitters hired and personally recommended by your friends and parents from your child’s […]


    Squash Lessons for Kids!

    by A Child Grows on 9/09/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    If you have ever played squash, you know you can work up quite a sweat running around in such a small space. You also know how much fun it can be! You have to reach, lunge, and sprint while maneuvering around your opponent in constant motion. It’s a great workout and takes a lot of […]


    Product Review: Babiators Rocket Pack and Submariners Goggles

    by A Child Grows on 8/22/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    The makers of the totally cool kid sunglasses”The Babiator” (Aviators for babes), have now released some new top quality products including the Rocket Pack backpack and the Submariners Swim Goggles.  I was more than happy to try them out and let you know how they hold up.  Let’s start with the backpack. The first thing […]


    Indoor Tennis Lessons for the Wee Ones!

    by A Child Grows on 8/18/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    The already popular and established Urban Tennis NYC is bringing their classes and expertise to Brooklyn! They will teach children ages 2.5-5 years old the fundamentals of tennis in a fun and engaging setting. With multiple locations throughout Manhattan, they are now offering children’s classes in Brooklyn Heights. Their newest spot is within a fitness facility where they have […]


    Basis Independent Brooklyn- Where Did They Go?!

    by Shayna Gehl on 6/02/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    A Child Grows has some Basis Independent Brooklyn updates for you and some great news with it! We’ve featured them before and are thrilled to do it again because there are lots of new things happening including the development of a merit based scholarship program! If you’re familiar with Basis Independent Brooklyn, you may also […]

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    Paintzen: A Fresh Coat of Paint Made Easy

    by Shayna Gehl on 4/09/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Dull or dated? Marked and smudged? Splattered with food and crayon? If this is how you describe your walls and you just haven’t gotten around to doing anything about it, we totally get that. So this is for you! The folks at Paintzen are making it as easy as can be to spruce up your […]


    Summer Fun at the Wildlife Conservation Society

    by Shayna Gehl on 3/31/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Summers are Wild with the Wildlife Conservation Society! From toddlers to teens, the WCS has the unique summer camp experiences for all ages at their zoos and aquarium. Explore the wonderful world of animals at one of the five facilities throughout New York, including the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, […]


    What’s Better Than Having a Baby?! Having TWO!

    by Shayna Gehl on 3/26/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    It’s finally here!!!! THE MAIN EVENT!!!! I am officially full term in my third pregnancy. “In the home stretch” as many would say. I’ve blogged about the fantastic nature of this pregnancy (if you didn’t read the post, you missed the sarcastic tone there). While I’d love to go into even more gruesome details on the latest […]

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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 […]


    Montessori Info Evening February 27th: A new Montessori preschool in Brooklyn

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

    (Sponsored) Are you dreading the preschool application process for next year? Have you heard about Montessori education, but are not quite sure what it is or if it would be good for your child? Invest two hours to get the inside scoop on a brand-new, high-quality Montessori program for infants, toddlers and preschoolers: LePort Montessori […]


    (Sponsored) Protect Your Child’s GPA: Here’s how!

    by Shayna Gehl on 1/27/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      In an environment where getting our kids in to preschool can seem like a competition, making and maintaining good grades may feel like an insurmountable task for middle school kids and beyond. No matter their age, you may face a time when you need your child to have more access to academic help. What […]


    (Sponsored) There’s Life Beyond Brooklyn

    by Shayna Gehl on 1/21/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    If you’re like most parents in Brooklyn, you’ve probably ricocheted between “should I stay or should I go” as your children age and the all-encompassing fear of finding a good school takes over. It’s probably safe to say most of us all struggle with the same fears of leaving vs. staying. Sonya W. Cronin, a […]


    (Sponsored) Brooklyn Sandbox: A Great Start For Little Learners

    by Shayna Gehl on 1/06/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Being a member of a good number of local parenting groups, there are many questions that remain strongly on our parenting radars. One of those questions is where can I find a good quality daycare? With many mothers returning to work shortly after baby, this is a legitimate concern and often leads to an overwhelming […]

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    Spuni: Mealtime with Baby Will Never Be the Same!

    by Shayna Gehl on 12/09/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    (Sponsored) I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve had one of my mini foodies fling their meal across the room with the grace and power of a seasoned tennis pro. I sat in awe as they refuse to discriminate catapulting even their favorite dinners. When I recently learned about Spuni, my situation seemed to […]


    Saving Big with Coupaw

    by Shayna Gehl on 11/07/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    (Sponsored) When becoming parents (to humans), it’s easy to put pets on the back burner. We have two cats and one of them struggled more than the other when our son came along three and a half years ago. Now Puma constantly competes with both of our children for attention every day! So I have […]

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    Park Slope’s Got Talent? Enter Your Child Into the FasTracKids Contest to Win a Spot in their Summer Camp

    by Nicole on 3/16/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Come join FasTracKids as they celebrate your children and their unique gifts & talents and win the chance to go on a Summer Adventure at Camp! You can submit a 3 minute video of your child (aged 2-10) portraying their talent for a chance to win! FasTracKids is giving away an opportunity to the most gifted and talented child in […]

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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 […]


    News! LICH Pediatrics is Moving….Drs. Gilgoff, Aronov, Messinger, Turner

    by Nicole on 12/20/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    Dr. Gilgoff is our Expert Pediatrician on the site: he has given us all advice on everything from fever to the new dosing instructions for Acetaminophen. Today, we have a more personal post from Dr. Gilgoff. His practice, LICH Pediatrics, is moving from Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to Mt. Sinai in Brooklyn Heights.  Mt. […]


    New Listings: Photographers, Drama Classes, Financial Planners and More

    by Nicole on 10/18/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    Our Marketplace is busting out! We now have 1,418 listings in our Marketplace (our blog’s directory): that’s almost 100 new ones in the last month. Check it out: you can find photographers, doctors and yes- even etiquette teachers! These are some of our newest listings. Don’t forget- if you have a review for a business, […]