Five kid-friendly spots to enjoy an outdoor cocktail!


Five kid-friendly spots to enjoy an outdoor cocktail! Habana Outpost, Ft. Greene Habana Outpost, located in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, welcomes you to enjoy traditional Mexican and Cuban cuisines.They are New York’s first eco-eatery and community gathering space for families, artist and toddlers. Sidecar Brooklyn, Park Slope Should you want sparkling wine with perfectly shucked oysters, or […]

Five NYC Beaches that don’t require a car!


Check out these five NYC beaches that don’t require a car. Coney Island Coney Island offers an ideal summer respite from the hectic and steamy city. With nearly 3 miles of sandy beaches, Coney Island’s sunny skies and rolling waves make for the perfect getaway. Take the D, F, N, or Q train to Stillwell Avenue. […]

Heading to a picnic this weekend? Check out the must-have toy for a big group of kids!

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Memorial Day Weekend means picnics and large gatherings of friends and family in backyards and the park. The fastest way we can think of to suck all the fun out of these events is for you to spend the whole time helping your children take turns. Skip the “I’ll count to ten and then it’s […]

Spring cleaning: give your kid’s room a makeover with these ingenious space-saving solutions!

You want your children to hang up their coats and backpacks, so make it fun for them. This Gumball Coat Rack has enough colorful hooks for four seasons worth of jackets.

Spring is here, and with it comes spring cleaning. For us, it’s partly a chore and partly a breath of fresh air. We want our homes to feel as open and spacious as possible, but that means having a place to put things when we want to put the kids’ books and toys away. Here are five […]

This weekend: pony rides, sheep shearing, and food from all over the world!

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WEEKEND ROUNDUP: May 20-21 This weekend is all about outdoor fun with festivals of every variety: fly a kite, ride a pony, or sample the cuisine from an exotic land. No worries if you prefer to stay indoors, there are also some great concerts for the whole family. Enjoy yourselves, and be sure to visit SkipKid for even more fun! Memorial Day marks the […]

Reading around the world: five wonderful picture books to celebrate other cultures

One of our favorite Rosemary Wells books, Yoko shows how opening yourself up to the foods of a new culture--Yoko's sushi lunch--can enrich your life.

Kids are eager to find out what makes us all the same as well as what makes us different. Quartz magazine recently recommended picture books from every continent, saying, “We…believe the future is more multicultural than the past, and that a world with lower borders is one worth working toward. To that end, there’s a danger in […]

From water wings to water shoes, everything your kids need for summer!


Memorial Day is the official start of the summer season, and the weather is finally cooperating. It’s time for sun, sunblock, sand, and shades. Keeping your kids happy and safe while they explore the beach and enjoy water play sounds straightforward, but there is no shortage of options out there. Herewith, our time-tested favorite products for summer! […]

Celebrate the weekend with touch-a-truck, a FREE opera for kids and PIZZA!


WEEKEND ROUNDUP: May 13-14 This weekend let your kiddos Touch-a-Truck, or if you’re looking for indoor activities enjoy a FREE opera featuring the classic tale of Peter Rabbit, or experience E.T. in concert with The New York Philharmonic, and don’t forget to celebrate mom! Enjoy yourselves, and be sure to visit SkipKid for even more fun! This Mother’s Day ditch the pancakes […]

Five activities to celebrate mom this Mother’s Day!


Mothers, Mementos & Memories, Old Stone House, Park Slope Celebrate your mother at “Mothers, Mementos, and Memories,” a free Mother’s Day-themed Show & Tell event in support of StoryCorps®!Like childhood “show and tell” days, you are invited to bring an object that reminds you of your mother, mother-figure, grandmother or aunt, like a photo, piece of […]

The park is open for play! Seven must-have toys to keep your littles entertained outdoors for hours.


Spring is here, and the parks are open for business. Your kids’ business is play, but if you hope to keep them busy for hours they might need a nudge in the right direction. Here are seven must-have accoutrements for a day in the park. You don’t need all of them every day, but you […]