Imperfect dolls warm little hearts
There’s something so charming about a handmade plaything. That's why we're betting on a warm reception for the new collection of hand-knit dolls designed by Estella co-founder (and Chelsea mom) Jean Polsky. Hand-crafted…
Juice Press aims to hook the littles
It's pretty hilarious to see toddlers wolfing down acai bowls and kale smoothies. (Clearly, juicing has taken hold of this town.) And now, Juice Press has formulated something especially for tots: Kid Milk. The non-dair…
EnrichAbility boosts early learning
We're not advocates of preschool prepping. (Shudder.) But we do like the idea of EnrichAbility, a new program that works with little ones ages 18-36 months on six early learning skills: language, social, math, motor, li…
Kindermusik lands in NYC
New Yorkers aren't exactly hurting for baby music classes, but it's nice to have choices. The newest, Kindermusik International, offers up the usual mix of instrument play, dancing, and in-house songs. We like that ever…
Swaddle Waddle introduces Little Expressions
We’re usually game for classes that teach babies how to communicate. And if they can possibly learn a second language, all the better. Swaddle Waddle's new Little Expressions class is designed to expand vocabulary and c…
Stock up before the next storm
We know a lot of little ones who were riled up by this week's snow. We also know a lot of moms who were completely unprepared. Here's where to find the best winter essentials around town.   Small Change (1196 … Continue…
The Grinch returns to CMOM
If you missed last year's Grinch’s Holiday Workshop at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, it’s back—and way more fun. The exhibit runs through December 31 and has an awesome lineup of new Who-ville-inspired activities,…
An Eloise event at the Plaza
Tea at the Plaza Hotel is one of those mother-daughter rites of passage. And if you can tie in Eloise, even better. On November 4, Eloise’s "Birthday Party Tea" will be held from 4pm to 6pm in the hotel’s Palm … Continu…
A new online program from Tribeca Nutrition
The switch to solids finds a lot of us scratching our heads. Tribeca Nutrition wants to help. Founder Natalia Stasenko, a pediatric dietitian and consulting dietitian for Head Start, has developed a new online program c…
Crumbs Bake Shop hangs a gluten-free shingle
Gluten allergies and aversions are pretty common these days. How smart, then, that Crumbs Bake Shop is opening Crumbs Gluten Free. Located in the Village, the stand-alone storefront will open within the next few weeks, …
The best new shows for tots
It's ticket-buying season in the City. But before you brave "Matilda" with your little ones, test their attention spans at one of these made-for-the-wee-set shows. With kids ages 2 to 5 in mind, the 30-minute “Songs Fro…
IN’BOX delivers fresh-prepped school meals for little ones
A personal chef may not be in the cards for many of us, but a gourmet lunch box delivery service could be the next best thing. Created by local moms Ingrid Calvo and Stephanie Rubin, IN’BOX offers preschool-appropriate …
CMANY hosts a shadow-making workshop
Since shadows tend to solicit giggles from toddlers, the upcoming Shadow Playground workshop at the Children’s Museum of the Arts should be a hit. Bring your child to the museum from 3pm to 5pm on August 22, 23, 28, or …
Gourmet Rice Krispies treats are here
Say what you will about the evils of sugar, Rice Krispies treats are a happy place for many children of the eighties (like us). So we plan to be among the first in line when Treat House opens tomorrow. Located … Continu…
Wovenplay launches pretend-play clothing
We’re big fans of Wovenplay. (Like really big fans.) And we've gotta say, the Greenpoint-based label's newest addition is genius: machine-washable pretend-play clothes. Each costume in the Aventuur collection is sold as…