The geniuses behind Recess d.u.m.b.o. considered just about everything when planning the new indoor play space in Brooklyn. Designed for little ones ages 6 months to 6 years, Recess features a baby and toddler area outf…
Brooklyn's coolest baby class expands to Manhattan
Manhattan families are about to get a cool import from Brooklyn: Baby DJ School.The new UWS (CPW at 82nd St.) and UES (69th at Fifth Ave.) locations offer 45-minute classes led by Natalie Weiss, a trained musician and p…
A new play space pops up at CMOM
It was a big disappointment when Williamsburg’s rock-‘n-roll themed play space, Frolic!, closed. But, good news: it's been resurrected as a pop-up inside the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM), where you'll find clim…
A drop-in play space opens on the UES
Local moms (and sisters) Liat Kletz and Tali Shustik totally get it: their new play space, The Playroom NYC, operates on a drop-in, no-membership-required basis. (Fist-pump.) Featuring a miniature city around which litt…
An inspiring new musical for tots
Sitting still is challenging for most littles. But at Can Do Duck: The Musical, they might just do it. The one-hour show is based on the kids’ motivational book series The Can Do Duck by Morton Sosland MD. His daughter …
Six Degrees of Mom streamlines logistics
Meeting new moms in the same boat just got a little easier with Six Degrees of Mom, a private online social platform that connects moms-in-common to schedule play groups. Geared toward moms with babies ages 0-4, the sit…
Developmental fun in a box
We don't know many New York families with full-on play rooms. So if a toy is going to take up space in your apartment, make sure it serves a purpose. Founded by local mom Stephanie Chan and her business partner … Contin…
Prenatal noshes from Mouth and HATCH
Food is no joke to a pregnant chick. A fact not lost on maternity label HATCH and Brooklyn-based artisanal food purveyor, Mouth. The two companies have teamed up to offer Hatch Cravings Collection At Mouth, a tempting c…
Minimón opens soon at the New Victory Theater
It can be tricky to bring a toddler to a live show, but Minimón at the New Victory Theater is a good one to try. The show’s storyline – about a bedroom that transforms into a magical playground – comes to … Continued
3 fun ways to celebrate spooky season with toddlers
Edible haunted houses. DIY costume-making. Theme-y crafts. Yes, Halloween in the City offers more to toddlers than trick-or-treat meltdowns. Taste Buds Kitchen (109 W. 27th St., 10th Fl., Chelsea) is hosting several hou…
Where to find the best bibs for baby’s first meals
Those first few baby food meals sure are fun. And messy. Like, really messy. Aim for full coverage with one of these super bibs. Head to Giggle on the UES for the Silibib ($12, pictured). It lays flat, wipes clean, … Co…
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…