A better way to learn music
People generally say children shouldn't start piano lessons before the age of 4. But PianoByColor is about to change that notion. The new-to-NYC program for toddlers is designed for little ones as young as 2; each 40-mi…
The Street comes to New York  
Opening on September 18 at the New York Public Library (and running through January 31), the multi-media exhibit "Somebody Come and Play": 45 Years of Sesame Street Helping Kids Grow Smarter, Stronger, and Kinder will g…
Laurie Berkner wants to teach your kids how to jam
There are loads of music classes in this town. But only one was created by Laurie Berkner. The hugely popular children's musician has personally designed The Music In Me, rolling out this fall at four locations around t…
Red Carpet ups the ante
There are baby showers. And then there are baby showers by Red Carpet Baby. As the latest offering from Red Carpet Kids, a typical shower starts with an over-the-top, faux red carpet experience (step-and-repeats, papara…
Teich Design opens a sister shop for playthings
Teich Design owners (and West Village parents) Allison Teich McGowan and JJ McGowan have expanded their eco-friendly hold on the neighborhood with the opening of Teich Toys & Books teichdesign.com. In the spirit of a vi…
Take a peek at the Bronx Zoo's newest arrivals
For a guaranteed squeal, help your toddler spot the baby gorillas at the Bronx Zoo. There are two of them (not yet named and genders unknown) in the Congo Gorilla Forest. Born on March 10 and April 17, the teeny … Conti…
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…