Happy almost-Halloween! Our Jack O’lantern already rotted (oops) but plenty of chances to pick up more pumpkins at fall fests, explore ginormous gourds and scarecrows at the New York Botanical Garden and see pumpkin-headed puppets at Symphony Space or the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. All events are free unless noted otherwise. See our Instagram and […]
When the weather’s disagreeable or you need to entertain out-of-town visitors of all age, explore these awesome NYC museum exhibits. All are climate controlled with room to roam. See our guides to kid-friendly museums for more exhibits and detailed info on kid-friendly cultural palaces (plus tips for taking kids to museums for the wary and […]
Many of NYC’s extraordinary museums are exceptionally kid-friendly with engaging exhibits, friendly staff and amazing kids programs and spaces. Click on a museum’s name for details on storytimes, stroller entrances and more helpful tips. Take advantage of pay-what-you-wish hours and free admission to family programs. Or become members – the tax-deductible annual fee, much less […]
Our literary city has tons of indoor storytimes to keep wee ones entertained (and learning to love books). Neighborhood library storytimes are convenient but crowded – sometimes strollers line up out the door for the limited spots. Store and museum storytimes tend to be more intimate, and many take place in destination-worthy spaces. All storytimes […]
Our living space may be cramped, but NYC families can find lots of interesting, kid-friendly indoor public spaces – stores, libraries and other institutions – for those too-common bad-weather days. For more structured indoor play, see our weekly storytimes and drop-in classes & playspaces guides. Also check out our kid-friendly museums guide for details and […]
Seeing live shows is one of our favorite family (and date night/moms’ night out) NYC activities. While there are tons of free kid-friendly shows happening every week in this cultural-drenched city, some theatrical experiences are worth paying for. With our help you’ll pay a little less. Some general tips: – Discount tickets are easier to […]
Don’t let the traveling ruin your trip. Fly safely and (almost serenely) with babies and toddlers with these many tips.
Taking a taxi with a baby is one of the many NYC-parent experiences that are difficult but not impossible and get easier with practice (and some helpful hints). Our biggest tip is to always use a car seat. It’s a pain, but your kid’s safety is worth it. We won’t scare you with the details […]
Traveling via public transportation with a wee one takes a little planning and know how, but it is exponentially safer than riding in taxis without car seats, plus trains and buses are quite exciting for kids. The easiest way to get around the subway is with a wrap or baby carrier, but if you need […]
Tips For Adventurers Everywhere
We love books! These are a few of our favorites for gifting and reading. All are visually strong enough for babies, complex enough in text and meaning for older kids, and much read and loved in our house. Visit our Amazon store for more favorites (and sign up for Amazon Prime’s free 30-day trial for […]
Baking is one of our favorite activities to do as a family. Since we can’t be eating cupcakes everyday, here are some recipes for healthy, sugar-free, high-protein treats, great for on-the-go fuel and group playdates. Most are free of common allergens.
Just like their parents, kids love portable technology. There are lots of great inexpensive, educational apps that turn your device into a secret weapon to get a cranky kid through long restaurant meals and plane rides. Here are a few of our favorites. Click on the app name for more details and purchasing information (free apps aren’t usually worth the ads or limited functionality), then watch with amazement at your kids’ technical prowess.