Win A One Year Membership To Kids Club Thirteen! @KidsClub13

    Many of you probably already know that I am a proud Kids Club Thirteen Ambassador.  The New York public media family membership program hosts monthly events featuring PBS Kids characters, plus offers tips and discounts for try-state area parents.  As a mother of two very active boys, I can tell you that it is definitely an adventure managing a hectic life as a working mom in this diverse and, sometimes crazy metropolis.     Kids Club Members enjoy 13 fun and free events and dozens of discounts throughout the New York area.  Some of these activities include members-only events as well as free passes to zoos, museums, and other family attractions throughout the tri-state area.  You can also use your MemberCard to receive money-saving discounts at dozens of kid-friendly places around the city.     Another exciting benefit of being a Kids Club Thirteen member is that your membership grants you access to regular online giveaways and goodie bags packed with special treats at every … [Read more...]

Dance Up A Storm With Curious George®!

    My six year old son loves to dance.  It's almost as if his body is unable to stay still when any kind of song is playing.  No matter what he is doing at the time, he will jump up and start swaying back and forth to the melody.  The entire family enjoys watching him go when we get together for the holidays!     His love of music and dance does not stop there.  My husband and I have extensive home video collections of him dancing in places like the barber shop, the grocery store, and even in the backseat of the car.  Lately, he even comes up with his own lyrics that he sings and dances to all day long.  We have no doubt that he will continue to love singing and dancing for the rest of his life.     Curious George® is celebrating the arts by hosting a dance contest for kids that is guaranteed to get them up and moving.  Let's be honest, everyone loves to dance.  Not only is it a great way to get great exercise, but it is also a way to express your individuality and show off some of … [Read more...]

Let Curious George® Help You Teach Your Children About the Arts!

      I recently received an advanced screening DVD of some of Curious George's® adventures as he takes on the Arts in an all new season premiering Labor Day, September 5, 2011 on PBS KIDS®.  Believe me, my boys were eagerly awaiting the package before it even arrived because they are long time fans of the Curious George® books by Margret and H.A. Rey.  Since they were very little, we have shared in reading these wonderful books together about a little monkey who is curious and inquisitive about the world around him just like many young children are.     These new series featuring Curious George® are designed to teach kids about science, math, and engineering all around them by presenting the topics in entertaining situations and episodes.  Each episode lasts one half hour and includes two animated stories featuring George and all of his new friends.  These episodes are then followed by short action pieces where real children are shown demonstrating the theories and ideas … [Read more...]