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Month: July 2016

Weekday Events in Brooklyn & NYC: August 1st-4th

Hi everyone, Happy August!  I hope everyone is ready for another fun week of events here in NYC. This week take the kids and enjoy Harry Potter’s (belated) Birthday Party! at the Central Brooklyn Public Library, Hudson RiverKids: The Story Pirates in Hudson River Park Pier 25, Baby Breakfast at Habana Outpost, SummerStage Kids: Central Park Zoo Wildlife Theater in Underwood Park, SummerStage Kids: Moona Luna in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park, Mermaid and Neptune Crowns with Melanie Hope Greenberg at the Greenpoint Brooklyn Public Library, Kids Yoga in Washington Square Park, Stomp, Clap & Sing with Hopalong...

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Get those Wiggles out, on Thursdays at 11:30!

Are you looking for somewhere to go and unwind, dance, and bond with your little one? Mark your calendars for Thursdays at 11:30 in Fort Greene at Jill Lindsey, there will be a new movement class for kids brought to us by Go Baby NYC to get those wiggles out and rock on… We love this space, and recommend it to moms across Brooklyn… Have fun! We love kids here at Jill Lindsey, and have added another amazing class for families! Children ages 6 months to 5 years will enjoy this creative movement class taught to an amazing, raucous...

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5 Ways Yoga Can Develop Your Child’s Speech and Language Skills

What on earth children’s yoga and speech/language therapy have to do with one another? Well, our contributor Jocelyn M. Wood (bilingual speech language pathologist) tells us about the incredible mental and physical connections. She is also a yoga practitioner, and shares some of her valuable training with us as well… As a long-time yoga practitioner, I jumped at the opportunity to begin studying with Sonia Sumar, the creator of Yoga for the Special ChildⓇ. Through her experiences with her own daughter who was born with Down Syndrome, Sonia designed a Hatha Yoga program that was modified to meet the needs...

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Raising Mixed-Race Children In a Country Divided

Every time we look at the news lately, a horrific display of hatred makes the headlines. Whatever your personal political stance in this election season may be, we all know that Brooklyn is the premier cultural melting pot of our country. Especially with children, you cannot escape diversity in our glorious borough. In this piece, writer and entrepreneur Nia Dara examines her own feelings on mixed-race families, and where they stand in our current American landscape.  In the midst of writing this article, which originally started out as a travel piece about discovering lesser-known American landmarks called “Road Tripping...

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Weekend Events in Brooklyn & NYC: July 29th-31st

Hi everyone I hope everyone is managing to stay cool and have fun this hot summer! The weather might cool down a bit so take the kids this weekend and enjoy CityParks PuppetMobile: Puss in Boots in Cypress Hills Playground, Harry Potter Countdown to Midnight Party at the Park Slope & Downtown Brooklyn Barnes & Noble, SummerSTARZ: Pixels in Transmitter Park, Movie Fridays: Chicken Little at the Park Slope Brooklyn Public Library, Harry Potter Celebration! at Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab, Animation Block Party: Animation for Kids at BAM Rose Cinemas, the 38th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer POWWOW...

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