The Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is back, celebrating its 30th year. And the expanded GLOW Light Show, also at the NYBG, is a newer holiday feature that visitors can enjoy on select nights. Learn more about these holiday traditions for New York residents and visitors of all ages, and […]
Are you beginning to realize why this stage has affectionately been coined, “The terrible twos (or even ones!)”? As cute as toddlers are, do you sometimes feel like living in NYC with a toddler has its unique set of challenges? The good news is on our national blog you’ll find information on how to “speak” toddler, calmly deal with tantrums, potty training, bed time routines, healthy eating, separation anxiety, language development, here you’ll find essentials tips on how on raising a toddler in this bustling city!
Shimmering Solstice Light Show at Old Westbury Gardens
Bundle up the little ones! Old Westbury Gardens on Long Island is welcoming visitors of all ages to enjoy its first-of-its kind holiday light show. Shimmering Solstice opens November 20 and runs through January 9. Tickets are on sale now. The light show is presented by Catholic Health.
How to Encourage Reading for Pleasure
Reading for pleasure is an acquired skill; most children need to be taught to appreciate reading for fun. While some children enjoy reading as soon as they learn how (even before that, if they are read to), others are hesitant. Reluctant readers are typically reluctant because they struggle with the mechanics of decoding and comprehension, […]
What You Need to Know about Swimming in Backyard Pools This Summer
Like any outdoor activity, there is a certain amount of risk in swimming in backyard pools due to the coronavirus. Should you choose to take it, here’s how you can do so as safely as possible. While public swimming pools are closed throughout New York State and new restrictions and guidelines were set for visiting beaches during […]
Getting Toddlers to Sleep and Developing Health Sleep Patterns
Getting a toddler to sleep can be so tricky! The thing that no one warns us new parents about is – that once we finally get our infants to sleep through the night, that does not mean that our sleepless nights are over.
Sensory Friendly Tips to Prepare Your Child for Season Changes
If you have a child with sensory processing disorder (SPD) or a highly sensitive temperament, you know change can wreak havoc on your family’s harmony. Environmental triggers can cause behavioral meltdowns, and if you aren’t prepared, you could feel like you’re losing the parenting game. Young kids often lack the vocabulary to explain what bothers […]
7 Ways to Throw Birthday Celebrations for Kids While Social Distancing
You had planned a fierce laser tag birthday party with fifteen kids dressed in ninja costumes, or maybe you were going mellow with a movie and cake. Whatever birthday plans were in the works were sadly canceled this year due to the coronavirus.
Watch out for These 8 Hidden Home Dangers in NYC Apartments
For New York City families, looking for a new home is no easy task; it’s one of biggest decisions and financial commitments you’ll make.
9 of the Best Quaran-Toys
We’ve been in family quarantine for about 6 weeks at this point. So now that you’ve completely decluttered your entire house (ha!), check out these nine toys you might want to add back into the mix. They can inspire little hands and minds to keep themselves busy. But, best of all, most of them are under $20, so you’ll have more cash for DoorDash! A few others just might be worth investing in to have on hand during this unprecedented time. So start shopping and get playing!
How to Maintain a Healthy Routine Through Tough Times
Right now, busy parents have more than the usual headaches on their plates. Many have added “homeschool teacher” to their resumes, and they have to figure out how to keep the kids occupied while they work from home. Who wouldn’t feel frazzled under such conditions?