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    UME UME Music + Arts, Bringing together Children & the Arts

    by Sarah on 9/18/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Ume Ume is the Music and Arts space which opened earlier this year by brother and sister team Christos and Sotiria. Located in Park Slope on 3rd Street and 4th Avenue in their pristine and gorgeous light filled space, parents can choose from programs for children ages 6 months to 12 years old including a […]

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    Weekend Events: Books & Books, Maker Faire, Bounce, Summer Space, Frolic, Mario, Grump and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 9/18/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! The last weekend of summer is packed with super fun activities! The Brooklyn Book Festival has been happening all week and this weekend there are loads of events for children such as Dinosaur vs. School and Other Stories at BAM, An Otter Celebration at the Prospect Park Zoo & NY Aquarium and children […]

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    First Day Jitters for The Parents of Kindergarteners Everywhere

    by Sarah on 9/15/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Mollie Michel is the newest member of the Child Grows team, only her child is growing up in Philly.  See how this Brooklynite is fairing her transplant to the wilds of Philly.   I am in a cacophonous basement. There are dozens of children and parents milling around. There are two translators, several teachers, a school […]

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    Check It Out: Brooklyn Public Libraries Extended Hours and Menu

    by Sarah on 9/15/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Brooklyn Public Libraries are extending their hours just in time for the gearing up of homework assignments. The Central Branch leads the way staying open as late as 9 pm Monday through Thursday. Many other branches across Brooklyn will keep their doors open later as well, many until 8 pm on specified weekdays. While this […]

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    Weekday Events for September 15th-18th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 9/14/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! Hope everyone with big kids had a great first full week of school and getting into the routine! This is another great week for anyone with little ones!  More sing-a-longs and weekly events restarting and lots of free trials so you can figure out what your child enjoys!  This week the Gateway Storytime […]

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    Luna Park Giveaway!

    by Sarah on 9/13/14 | 4 Comment(s)

    Here is another great giveaway from Luna Park. Get in the last of the season’s fun for FREE! This is your chance to wear your varsity sweater and soulfully eat cotton candy while you hum “Summer Loving.” I guess the kids can go too, but only if you dress them up as Pink Ladies. Here […]

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    Weekend Events: San Gennaro, Bikes, Kites, Mimes, Shadow Puppets and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 9/11/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! Another busy weekend is coming!  September is such a fun month since the weather tends to be cooler and we can enjoy outdoor events! This weekend the more weekend the New York Bike Jumble is at the Old Stone House, there is a Kite Festival at Brooklyn Bridge Park, enjoy Extreme Kids & […]

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    How to Build Your Child’s Library with Books They’ll Love

    by Sarah on 9/10/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    We all get that sad scholastic catalog in our kids’ cubbies at preschool. Or have diligently collected the books  from the inside of Cheerios boxes(which are actually sort of awesome, Boss Baby anyone?). But the collection of chewed and mauled and generally abused books on our kids’ shelves can’t really be called a Collection. The […]

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    The Back-to-School Blues

    by John on 9/10/14 | 0 Comment(s)

        I’m sitting at my writing desk for the first time since late July. We spent most of August on the road, logging roughly 3,500 miles in a car, 12 states traversed, 50-60 friends and family members caught up with, hundreds of fireflies chased, dozens and dozens of pounds of August fruits and vegetables […]

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    Can Your Kid Still Ride for Free? Get a Student MetroCard

    by Sarah on 9/08/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Now that school is officially in full swing and I have five seconds to take a breath and figure out when was the last time I had a full meal that wasn’t in bar form (and no chips and salsa at 11 pm doesn’t count). Now, I can start thinking about some of the details […]

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    Weekday Events for September 8th-11th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 9/07/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! Hope everyone had a great weekend!  Looking forward to a week where the weather will be cooler! This week is a great week to get out and try some classes for free before the Fall semesters start!  Check out Audra Rox’s Music for Aardvarks Free Demos all over NYC, a Free Trial Rolie […]

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    First Day of Kindergarten

    by Sarah on 9/05/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    I had a lot of expectations for my daughter’s first day of kindergarten. I foresaw a lot of tears on both sides, a lot of me putting on a brave face and then losing it on the sidewalk in front of her school. I envisioned a junior high scenario with other parents in a ring […]

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    Prospect Park and Fort Greene Park Become Classrooms with Tinkergarten!

    by Sarah on 9/05/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    We love the idea of learning outdoors with Tinkergarten and taking full advantage of nature through the wonderful parks Brooklyn has to offer. Tinkergarten begins their fall season on September 15th, offering classes for your 1.5 to 7 year old.  Using both Prospect and Fort Greene Parks as their unique classrooms, leaders trained and certified by Tinkergarten […]

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    Weekend Events: Mooncakes, Clowns, Music, Back to School Events & Much More!

    by Deirdre on 9/04/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! Hope all the NYC children that headed off to school today had a great morning!  Can’t wait to hear all the news at pick up today from my 4th grader and 1st grader! This weekend there are a lot of back to school events happening!  Check out Back to School Block Party at […]

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    A Guide to Bedwetting: When to Worry and When to Let it Go

    by Sarah on 9/03/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Dr. Deena Blanchard, pediatrician and font of knowledge, gives us the tools we need to stay calm and carry on.   Wet sheet and wet pajamas at 2am with an embarrassed child are a common scenario in many households. But don’t worry; bedwetting is not a sign of potty training not working or a difficult […]

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    Is Your iPad Causing Your Child Developmental Problems

    by Sarah on 9/02/14 | 3 Comment(s)

    Ah, technology, our most seductive of cultural crutches, I mean, conveniences. We’ve all been at the tail end of a 4-hour car trip that became a 7-hour car trip when we finally said, “here just take it!” and shoved an iphone toward the back seat. Or we’ve managed to snag a 5:30 reservation at the […]

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    Queens Zoo Giveaway!

    by Sarah on 9/02/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Celebrate heading back to school by spending your first fall Saturday at the Queens Zoo with your kid. Give them a treat for surviving those tough first couple of days at school, and work on your spanish at the same time. Join this bilingual tour through the zoo. See what awaits you at the zoo! […]

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    Weekday Events for September 1st-4th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 8/31/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! Hope everyone is enjoying the last weekend of the summer!  The clock is really ticking down to the first day of school! Even though a lot of events have wrapped up for the summer there are still a few going on!  You can still head to Union Square for Tuesdays @ The Pavillion […]

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    13 Reasons Kids Are Just Like Dogs

    by Sarah on 8/29/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    1. They’ve got pack mentality. And I’m not just talking Lord of The Flies. What they want most is for everyone to be together. They want everyday to be family day, or group playdate day. Basically, if they are under eight-years-old they want to be enmeshed in the pack, the more the merrier. 2. They […]

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    Labor Day Weekend Events in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 8/28/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! The unofficial end of summer is here!  There are a lot of events to entertain you and your family if you are in town this weekend! The children can get back into the grove of school by checking out the Back to School Jam at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum and the Back to […]

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    Fairy Houses: Teach Your Kid to Love Nature

    by Sarah on 8/28/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      As we ease into fall we enter into the sweet spot of New York City weather, which means the perfect time to spend hours in the park. But sometimes the kite-chalk-bubble line-up of park activities can wear a parent down. Sometimes chasing after a Frisbee that never, and I mean never, actually comes close […]

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    A Guide for the Overprotective Parent: Why Taking Risks Is Good for Your Kid Part II

    by Sarah on 8/27/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    So in Part I of this series, I talked all about perceived risks and how doing things that kids perceive as risky is actually beneficial to them. While I was away from the city finding opportunities for my daughter to take risks was easy, but now, back in Brooklyn, it is feel much harder. Things […]

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    Luna Park NYC Giveaway!

    by Sarah on 8/27/14 | 15 Comment(s)

    We all love Coney Island and we all love Luna Park NYC. Only Coney Island can make you feel like you are living on the edge of some strangle time portal, on the one hand you have the Cyclone, which hasn’t really changed since 1927, and go-karts, which are basically as they have always been. On […]

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    How to Head Back to School With No Tears

    by Sarah on 8/26/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Sharon Peters, parenting expert and soother of nerves, gives us the essential tools to prepare ourselves, oh and the kids too, for heading back to school.    A good beginning to your child’s school year can help the months ahead go more smoothly. Here are some ideas that can make a difference. Before school starts: […]

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    Weekday Events for August 25th-28th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 8/24/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! So some schools have opened up already but for NYC public school children this means this week is the last full week of summer fun! If you are in town this week there are plenty of things to do one last time!  Check out Hudson River Park’s River Rangers at Pier 25, Wild […]