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Wintry Wordless Wednesday

Today on our Facebook page, we asked people to share with us their “Snow Day Play Days.” Here are our favorite pictures! Too Cute! Contributed by: Beth Steininger Wong Contributed by: Marci Carson Read More »

What’s Sprouting: January 10-17

Your weekly curated guide to activities in and around Boston. By Kim Foley MacKinnon Saturday, January 15 Wayne Potash and his Music Fun Band Kick off the three-day weekend with a family-friendly concert featuring award-winning children’s performer Wayne Potash and his Music Fun Band. The audience-participation shows include sing-a-longs, clapping, dancing, jumping, running and movement, with both new songs and ... Read More »

Practicing Play

We are a playful species. Evidence of toys goes back to ancient times. The Greeks played with yo-yos, the Chinese flew kites, and the Romans had wooden dolls. Even the word “play” is significant in its breadth. We play sports. We play instruments. We join playgroups and have play dates. We create playrooms filled with toys that spark the imagination ... Read More »

Kids’ Shows this week at the Coolidge Corner theatre

Saturday, January 8, 2011 @ 10:30 a.m. Debbie and Friends This Saturday morning bring your kids to the Coolidge for some sing-along, dance-along, laugh-along family fun in a rockin’ musical journey through classic kids’ tales and original songs! Debbie and Friends concerts are fun for the whole family. Parents and kids join in this interactive “variety show,” which includes a ... Read More »

What’s Sprouting: Jan 3-9

Your weekly curated guide to activities in and around Boston. By Kim Foley MacKinnon January 3-9 Saturday, January 8 2011 Camp & Summer Expo Figure out your kids’ summer plans. The Boston Parents Paper hosts this annual event where you can meet with representatives from more than 85 day and overnight camps and summer programs. Family entertainment includes interactive games, ... Read More »

Play with your food

Looking for a way to get your kids to stay at the dinner table a little longer? The Food Face Dinner Plate should do the trick. Using the same artwork as the classic “Dapper Dan” magnetic toy (remember him, from back before Game Boy, when we could be entertained by making moustaches out of metal shavings and a magnetic stylus?), ... Read More »

11 products to watch for in 2011

Out with the old, in with the new. Here are 11 noteworthy baby products scheduled to debut in 2011. Bugaboo Donkey – the long-awaited Bugaboo expandable double stroller should make it’s highly anticipated debut this spring. We’re expecting big demand and short supply. Mountain Buggy Duet – the narrowest side-by-side double stroller is coming soon from Mountain Buggy. At just ... Read More »

Resolved

I’m old enough to know this: A New Year’s resolution is only as good as its follow-through. It’s easy to make a list on January 1st of all the things you’d like to change in the upcoming year. Sticking with the plan is much harder. When I heard about the Blog Dare, I loved the idea, but had serious doubts ... Read More »

Twenty and Ten: the best new kids’ products from 2010

Happy New Year! Inspired by other year-end roundups, I decided to do one of my own. Here are my picks for the twenty best new baby gear items and the ten best new toys from 2010. Enjoy! Baby Gear Grass by Boon – a drying rack that’s beautiful, whimsical and utterly functional. Mamaroo by 4Moms – a soup-to-nuts overhaul of ... Read More »

What’s Sprouting in Boston 12/27-1/2

Your weekly curated guide to activities in and around Boston. By Kim Foley MacKinnon Wednesday, December 29 Enrichment Treat Day Animals like to get presents too! Visit the Tropical Forest at Franklin Park Zoo to watch as several of the animals, including the gorillas, get special holiday-themed treats. They have to explore their exhibits to find special treats, such as ... Read More »

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