Month: November 2017

Weekend Events in Brooklyn & NYC: November 17th-19th

Hi everyone! One week until Thanksgiving!  Get ready for another fun weekend in NYC. This weekend head out and enjoy Brooklyn 2’s and 3’s Fest at Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center, Puerto Rico Fundraiser with Hopalong Andrew at The Kings Beer Hall, I Am Thankful Celebration Weekend! at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, A Billion Nights on Earth at BAM, Spellbound Theatre: Stand Clear of the Closing Doors, Please at the Old Stone House, NYC Parks Drive-In Cinema: Beauty and the Beast at New York Aquarium, Wonder Movie Release Event at the Windsor Terrace Brooklyn Public Library, Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are...

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8 Reasons Grandparents are the Greatest

Having kids makes you appreciate your parents in completely new ways, but the most important is as a grandparent to your little one. Here are 8 reasons that grandparents are the greatest, in no particular order. Free babysitting (and they love it) Amusing and sometimes fantastic gifts They find things from your childhood you completely forgot about but still love Always happy to give advice (this can be both good and bad) Their home becomes the new vacation destination They provide important genetic information (although sometimes a bit late: “you had that exact same issue”) Your kids get a...

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Marmalade – A Sensory Theater Experience for Kids

Marmalade – Created by Claire Parsons – New Victory Theater through Nov.19, 2017 – Photo by Mats Aasman courtesy of Claire Parson, Co. It is rare that I trek all the way to midtown, let alone with the kids, but something in the description of the Swedish production of Marmalade intrigued me. A circus-like, sensory show (they call it a soft circus) for kids 1.5 to 4 years old sounds wild. Its 30-minute run time seems short when compared with the trip there, but the truth is that is the upper limit of my two-year-old’s attention span. That is...

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Weekday Events in Brooklyn & NYC: November 13th-16th

Hi everyone!  I can’t believe how fast November is flying by and the weather this weekend reminds us that winter is coming. There are lots of indoor events to check out this week so head out and enjoy Ezra Jack Keats Story and Craft at the Central Brooklyn Public Library, Broadway Under The Stars at The Shops at Columbus Circle, Wonder Kindness Cards at Cortelyou Brooklyn Public Library, Parents’ Night Out Paint Party at JCC Brooklyn Clinton Hill, Zumba Class at the Park Slope Brooklyn Public Library, The History Mystery at Tada! Youth Theater, The Constellation School of Music...

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How to Deal with the Dreaded “Why”

“Why is the dog barking?” “Why is that house yellow?” “Why can’t I eat my Halloween candy for breakfast?” “Why did our dog die?” These questions have nothing in common, except that they are all things my four-year-old daughter asked me while I backed out of the driveway this morning. If you have a  preschooler and feel like your days are an endless barrage of questions, you are not alone. According to research, children between two and four years old ask an average of 76 questions per hour. This can be overwhelming, no matter how patient or committed you...

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