Celebrate NYC Pride with five thoughtful books about family

This weekend is NYC Pride and SkipKid has a roundup of wonderful books to help your children celebrate and embrace family in all its varieties. Picture books are a helpful way to deepen kids’ understanding of the world–here are five stories about accepting diversity and respecting equality. Please note: If you buy something through our links, SkipKid […]

Hiking, Swimming, and Farming: Perfect Summer Day Trips to Take With Your Tots!


It’s time to seize summer by the water wings with one of these easy family day trips. Most are only an hour from Brooklyn, which means you can leave early and still be back for afternoon nap. Enjoy, and pretty please help us spread the word about SkipKid! Jacob Riis Park, The Rockaways. Dubbed “The […]

This weekend: drink beer and eat brats, rock out with Lisa Loeb or get in touch with your inner mermaid!

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WEEKEND ROUNDUP: June 17-18 ‘Tis the season for outdoor fun and this weekend is no exception. There are concerts and festivals galore, and good eats at every turn. Enjoy yourselves, and please tell your friends about SkipKid! Five must-have travel accessories for flying with your kiddos this summer! BROOKLYN THIS WEEKEND PBS KidS: Nature Cat & Ocean Commotion, Alamo Drafthouse, Downtown Brooklyn Saturday […]

Five must-have travel accessories for flying with your kiddos this summer!

The best $1.99 you'll spend the whole trip? Little Airport Sticker Activity Book. We buy these toddler-size sticker books for every car trip and the special airport edition is perfect for killing time during boarding!

Summertime means travel, and anyone who’s ever been on an airplane with a child (whether it’s yours or someone else’s) knows you better be prepared. Happy children make for happy grownups and we have some suggestions for how to get your kiddos settled on the flight.   Please note: If you buy something through our […]

This weekend: Brooklyn Pride, dinosaurs and BBQ for days!


WEEKEND ROUNDUP: June 10-11 Bring on the sunshine! From the Pride Parade to family festivals, free outdoor music to a ladybug-release party, there are plenty of outdoor activities for everyone. Enjoy yourselves, and be sure to visit SkipKid for even more fun! Eager to get your kiddos in the water this summer? Check out our picks for a successful swim season! BROOKLYN THIS WEEKEND […]

Swim Lessons 101: SkipKid’s picks for a successful swim season!

One of the best ways to prepare children for a new experience is to preview it in a book. We love Froggy Learns to Swim, where we meet a frog who is initially afraid of the water. In Leo Can Swim, a little boy and his father go to a swim lesson together. Of course you can't miss with Maisy Learns to Swim, starring Lucy Cousins's beloved Maisy Mouse. Help your kids discover the joy of swim lessons before their big day in the pool.

Maybe you’re thinking of teaching your child to swim this summer, or you’ve already signed her up for lessons. Perhaps you’re simply eager to get in the pool and splash alongside your kiddos. Summer is about swimming, but there are a few essentials for making sure everyone enjoys it. From clown fish swim caps to the […]

Popsicle season is here! Six sub-zero ways to make frozen treats in your own kitchen.

Zipzicle Zip-Top Ice Pop Pouches are going to change the way you think about frozen treats. Whatever smoothie your kids like can suddenly become an ice pop. There is no end to the "desserts" you can create for your kids this summer, these are great for on-the-go!

The days are getting longer and, finally, hotter! Mister Softee trucks can be heard blocks away, and the Italian ice carts in the park are as tempting to grownups as they are to little ones. At least half the fun of a frozen treat is the delivery. Check out these six ways to cool off […]

This weekend: all-you-can-eat ice cream, stargazing with a view, and the safest sunscreen for your kids!

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WEEKEND ROUNDUP: June 3-4 This weekend celebrate the earth at a Go Green festival or go stargazing at BBP. Check out Manhattan’s only open air pow wow or cool off with all-you-can-eat ice cream. Enjoy yourselves, and be sure to visit SkipKid for even more fun! New York apartments are small — here are five space-saving solutions we love! BROOKLYN THIS WEEKEND Go Green Brooklyn Festival, […]

Memorial Day Weekend: our favorite outdoor, kid-friendly cocktail spots! Plus open beaches and your guide to Memorial Day Weekend fun!


WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Memorial Day Weekend Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer in NYC: the beaches open this weekend and so does the Splashpad at The LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park! Enjoy the long weekend and be sure to visit SkipKid for even more fun! Taking turns is hard work for kids and their caregivers, which is why we’re fans of this must-have […]

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 […]