Sunday, February 28, 2010
Sometimes ya just want to spice things up and Kids Cook, in Brooklyn, allows your tyke to do just that! Check it: Not only have we found Kids Cook to be a fun activity for the young souls but it's also educational. Introducing tykes to yummy cuisines from various cultures to showing them how to prepare and make wholesome foods from around the globe. They offer classes for kids 2yrs-13yrs and even do parties. So, if you're looking for something cool and fun to do then don't miss it'cause it's time to get cookin'! www.kidscookbrooklyn.com.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Yoga, has offered many benefits for all those who participate...but did ya know that it's also great for kids. You're never too young to learn. Here's what we've learned by bending it this way and that for the little ones:
1. Cultivates self-esteem and body awareness
2. Self health
3. Inner fulfillment
4. Enhances their flexibility,
5. Their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improve
So, why not try it at home or at a local yoga center near you. We like Bend & Bloom (http://bendandbloom.com/), right here in Brooklyn, where they offer classes allowing the teeny one to imagine and experience the qualities of the wise, old tree; the confidence of a lion; the grace of the wind...so cool right?!?! So get downward dog with your little one & Play Nice!
Bring out the Picasso in your tyke! Private Picasso, nominated for best artsy class in NYC, offers classes designed to hone in on the young ones artistic abilities while making the day fun and educational. They offer an array of activities in Brooklyn and New York from museum and gallery tours, group art classes, art birthday parties, workshops and more, whether you want to learn about Manga or Matisse. Heck, who needs Montmatre when you've got Brooklyn? Play Nice!
Sometimes after the sledding is over, the snowmen are built and snowball battles have appointed victors kids need to discover some fun things to do while indoors. What we found is an old childhood favorite of ours. Making playdough. Its educational and oh so enjoyable for kids and parents a like. So dig in and and create those old childhood memories with your own tyke.
Salt 1 1/2 cups
Water 3 cups
Vegetable Oil 2TB.
Cream of tartar 1TB.
Food coloring few drops or unsweetened "Kool-Aid" 1pkg.
Mix ALL of the ingredients in a large saucepan.
Cook over medium low heat, until the dough comes away
from the edges of the pan and it becomes difficult to move the spoon. Remove from heat. Cool until it can be handled.
Place on counter or wax paper knead 3-4 times.
Store in an air tight container.
Monday, February 22, 2010
BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) is gearing up for their 12th Annual Children's Film Festival. This weekend bring the little ones to enjoy the best in children’s films—43 of them from 19 different countries. In addition to the cool films your tyke can rock out to the band Girls Rock Live or get their face painted while catching a puppet show. There really is something for everyone. And, what better way to chase away those winter blues then inside at BAM gettin' cultured and playin' nice!
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Looking for some fun activities to do to keep the little tykes entertained while mother nature pours some cool white stuff all over your neighborhood and beyond? Check out some yummy, easy cookie recipes you can do with the kiddies to keep them entertained while learning their 'ABC's"
2 egg whites
1 tablespoon corn starch
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 ounces milk chocolate
Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
In a bowl, whisk egg whites. Sift corn starch and flour. Add to bowl. Add sugar and vanilla to bowl. Fold dry ingredients in using a large wooden spoon. Then spoon into a plastic zip lock back and seal. Make a small cut in one corner of the plastic bag.
Line cookie sheet with baking paper. Squeeze plastic bag to make letters of the alphabet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on racks.
Melt chocolate in microwave then spoon into a plastic zip lock bag. Cut a whole and squeeze over each letter of the alphabet.
It's as easy as ABC!
For more fun and easy recipes to do with your babes check out-http://www.easy-kids-recipes.com/cookie-recipes.html.
For alphabet cutouts check out: www.coppergifts.com/productcart/pc/catalog/cg2-3205_300.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.coppergifts.com/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp%3Fidcategory%3D0%26idproduct%3D3205&usg=__ZfarCJny_kgdITl_MofYk5WWY0Q=&h=300&w=300&sz=23&hl=en&start=26&sig2=PiZMd-L2imOtiUHOJFLreQ&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=B4i6kRyVE9yzUM:&tbnh=116&tbnw=116&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dabc%2Bcookies%26ndsp%3D18%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26sa%3DN%26start%3D18%26um%3D1&ei=B_t6S8pQz-PxBoDLzNAE
Enjoy and don't forget to share with your sledding buddies. Play Nice~
Friday, February 12, 2010
Now that the snow boots have been dusted, and the white stuff has fallen' there's nothing to do but enjoy! And when we say enjoy we really mean get out there and sled! Sled we say!
And thanks to the Brooklyn Blog Brokelyn they direct you to where you can find cool sleds at a good price $9.99-$29.99 on Save on Fifth in Park Slope. Go ahead and get the low down from them here http://www.brokelyn.com/eureka-late-season-sleds-in-park-slope/ and get your 'sled on'!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
With the child obesity rate tripling in the past three years Michelle Obama is debuting her first policy as the first lady. The “Let’s Move’ campaign will take on the challenge of making school lunches healthier.
What does it mean?.. more energy for the playground!
for more info: http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/09/michelle-obama-leads-campaign-against-obesity/?scp=1&sq=michelle%20obama%20kids&st=cse
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Maddie rockin 'Hunny Pies and the Cup-I-Kakes'.
Emma relaxin with a little Sesame Street (today featuring Sarah Jessica Parker), a cookie and her favorite cozy 'Lost Elephant thermal' on a cold wintery day in Rochester.
Mason looking adorable and enjoying some time by the pool in his super soft 'J'aime Oscar' tee.
Monday, February 1, 2010
How sweet it is in Dumbo, Brooklyn! With the grand opening of Deweys on Front Street little ol’ Brooklyn has been a buzz with this hip new candy spot. With yummy treats to put a smile on any tykes face and bright colors decorating the walls and floor its like kid heaven right here in Brooklyn! Kudos.
(Deweys, 141 Front St, Brooklyn, NY)