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The Coolidge Corner Kids’ Show: Nov. 5

  The Great Muppet Caper Saturday, November 5, 2011 10:30 a.m. Great for ages 5+ Stop the presses! The crime of the century has occurred, and investigative reporters Kermit, Fozzie, and Gonzo are out to crack the case in this song-filled, star-studded extravaganza directed by the legendary Jim Henson. Our heroes arrive in London to interview Lady Holiday (Diana Rigg), ... Read More »

The Coolidge Corner Theatre Kids’ Show: Oct. 29

Saturday, October 29,2011 @10:30 a.m. The Airborne Comedians The Airborne Comedians are two performers who’ve traveled the globe performing their high energy, unorthodox comedy juggling show to the delight of all ages. Dan Foley and Joel Harris throw and catch birdbaths, lawn-chairs, electric guitars and baseball bats in their hilarious juggling routines while balanced atop 6 and 7-foot high unicycles! A ... Read More »

Peter Pan takes flight in Boston

The story of Peter Pan is a classic. Over the years, the original story by J.M. Barrie has been adapted into plays, musicals, movies, and even video games. The new production of Peter Pan borrows from all those genres, and it is, as Peter would say, an awfully big adventure. I’ve been hearing buzz about this Peter Pan “in-the-round” for ... Read More »

Coolidge Corner Theatre: This weekend’s Kids’ Show

Bari Koral Family Rock Band Sunday, October 23, 2011 10:30 a.m. Recommended for ages 1+ Dubbed the “‘IT girl’ in kids/family music” by New York Magazine and the “Sheryl Crow for kids” by the New York Post, Bari’s songs are a huge hit with children and adults. Her catchy, pop friendly tunes, interactive live shows & heavy rotation radio play ... Read More »

Clek previews the Foonf

Behind closed doors, Clek was offering retailers and media at the ABC Show a sneak peek of their upcoming convertible car seat, the Foonf. In short, this seat is amazing. It is a game changer. It is also going to be expensive (starting at $450). But the technology that’s inside the Foonf well justifies the cost. I wasn’t allowed to ... Read More »

Orbit Baby comes full circle

The first time I met the Orbit Baby team, they had a real vision. They imagined a modular travel system that would encompass every stage of mobility, from infant car seat to stroller to convertible car seat to double stroller to booster seat. It’s taken them some time, but with their new product releases this year, Orbit Baby will finally ... Read More »

10 fabulous finds from the ABC Show

There are literally thousands of new product launches that happen each year at the ABC Kids Show. Many of them are courtesy of the big brands with broad name recognition, but there are also many small companies that arrive at the show with just one or two products, hopeful that they will make a big splash. Here are my 10 ... Read More »

Skip Hop wows with bright ideas

Skip Hop was showing off a ton of new products at the ABC Show, including one that’s jaw-dropping in its brillance and simplicity. Crib bumpers have been the subject of some scrutiny this year, and many parents are looking for alternatives. To answer this, Skip Hop created the Complete Sheet – a sheet that has a simple pattern on the ... Read More »

Cybex Aton is back!

Two weeks ago I broke the news that Cybex was going to cease distribution of car seats in the United States. Well, guess what? After reading blog posts like  Jamie Grayson’s and even mine, Cybex reconsidered this decision. The Aton will continue to be available through their distributor, Regal Lager. Some colors are out of stock at the moment, but Regal Lager ... Read More »

Coolidge Corner Theatre Kids’ Shows: Sunday, Oct.9

Flix Mix at Coolidge Corner Kids' Shows

New York International Children’s Film Festival Flix Mix Sunday, October 9 @ 10:30 a.m. Recommended for ages 3 and up. A kaleidoscopic showcase of the best short film and animation from around the world, for ages 3 to 6. Program includes films from the UK, Hungary, Latvia, Denmark, Slovakia, Germany, Spain, Canada, and the United States. Animation or Mixed Media; ... Read More »