Fur Sure: Don’t Miss This Sesame Street Exhibit!

For all the Sesame Street fans, there is a great exhibit in NYC. Have fun! – http://www.cutebeltz.com.

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Kids are born loving “Sesame Street.” Babies go gaga for Elmo, and the appeal of Kermit and friends endures for the toddler set and beyond. That’s why Somebody Come and Play: 45 Years of Learning on Sesame Street, on view now until January at Lincoln Center, is a must-see for both new and old fans of the groundbreaking show. It’s got life-sized Muppets, archival art and clips, and an off-the-hook play space. Kowabunga! (Double Kowabunga: It’s free!)

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A collaboration between Sesame Workshop and the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the exhibit fills the 3700-square-foot Donald and Mary Oenslager Gallery with over 250 items from “Sesame Street”‘s history. When you enter (at the West end of Lincoln Center plaza) you’ll first encounter a mechanized Oscar the Grouch, who lifts his head out of his trash can when a green button at kid-height is pressed. While the little ones are…

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Water, Water Everywhere: 11 Incredible Spraygrounds

We may live in NYC, but our friends at Red Tricycle are our go to resource for kids activities in many states, so this one’s for your D.C.!  Here’s a list of Spray Parks you will want to keep handy for those hot D.C. days.

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How can you improve a playground?  Add water!  When the summer heat descends on D.C., kids need to get wet and we love to make it happen. Sure, swimming pools are refreshing, but it’s easy to get bogged down by noodles and floaties.  From toddlers to teens, these area spray grounds keep kids entertained for hours (especially if you “sprayground hop”). All you’ll need is a towel.  Ok, and maybe some sunscreen.

What’s your family’s favorite spray park? Let us know in the comment section below.

—Jamy Bond and Ayren Jackson-Cannady

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8 Outdoor Workouts Made For New Moms (& Your Baby Too!)

These are some great ways to get moving after having a baby. Now, that the weather has warmed up, getting outside to enjoy a workout is a great idea. These programs are in the NYC area, but checkout your local area by doing a web search to find a workout program in your area.  Here’s to health and loosing that baby weight! Thanks Red Tricycle for the great information, my go to NYC source.

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Spring weather has finally arrived, so let the sun and warmer temps be your motivation to get moving. Get your pre-pregnancy shape back with an outdoor mommy and me workout class. These eight sweat sessions are tailor-made for new moms looking to get fit, and count the kiddos in on the fun, too. From Central Park to McCarren Park and everywhere in between, you’re sure to find one near you.

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1. Fit4Mom

The When and Where: Riverside Blvd. (63rd and West End Ave.) on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Carl Schurz Park (86th St. & East End Ave.) on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.

Best For: Moms of all fitness levels looking for a complete hour, full-body workout with baby in tow.

Get Started: $25 for drop-in classes, $190/10-pack, or $125 unlimited monthly access.

2. Movin’ Mamas NYC

The When and Where: Central Park on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and Fridays at…

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Reading Rainbow Enters the Digital Age

I was so excited to hear that LeVar Burton was reviving Reading Rainbow. As a child, I know many who were shaped by this program and how much it helped. Here’s to reading!

Checkout the Kickstarter campaign, https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/readingrainbow/bring-reading-rainbow-back-for-every-child-everywh.

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Reading Rainbow is making a comeback. This week LeVar Burton launched (and funded in 12 hours!) a Kickstarter campaign to bring brand new stories and videos to kids everywhere, whether they are learning at home or in the classroom. Get ready to take a trip down memory lane as Reading Rainbow begins a whole new chapter in the digital age.

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In 2012, Reading Rainbow was re-launched as an app that went on to win numerous awards, but Burton knew that not all children had access tablets. So he started the Kickstarter campaign: “Bring Back Reading Rainbow for Every Child, Everywhere” to help Reading Rainbow move beyond the app, onto computer screens and into classrooms. With over $2 million dollars pledged in the first 2 days, Reading Rainbow aims to help tackle illiteracy in children (pssst…did you know that one in every four kids in America…

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Welcome to the Big Apple, Red Tricycle!

Red Tricycle, a digital city guide for parents, launched it’s first-ever New York City community and newsletter edition this week.  I was honored to be in attendance at the launch party which was hosted at the The Campbell Apartment with the movers and shakers of NYC.  Below you will see some of the phenomenal bloggers I had a chance to meet.  Also, The Baby Guy and Dagmar Bleasdale were in the house, didn’t get a chance to formally meet them, but as you can tell, it was a who’s, who of the blog community.  As a brand, it was cool to meet many I know of and speak with on Facebook  and twitter.

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MommyDelicious, FoodieCityMom, Tuba Ugurlu(Red Tricycle), Raising Three Savvy Ladies and Cute Beltz(that’s me)

Combined with great conversation and drinks I had a blast at the Red Tricycle NYC launch.  Welcome to the BIG APPLE!

Make sure you sign up for their exclusive NYC offers —–> Red Tricycle NYC