Virtual Toddler Storytime!

Gayle Snible from the New York Public Library knows how important it is to read to your children-but some people forget it’s not so your child can read before anyone in their class, “Reading to children isn’t about pressuring your kid into becoming some sort of prodigy who can wow your friends at parties by reading index cards at six months. Many experts also believe it’s mostly about fun, bonding time, and improving their language (not reading) skills” (check out the rest of her Huffington Post article!)

Gayle goes on to say that, “”There are no rules really for reading [to a child], but that it should be an enjoyable activity,” adds Klein. “It can be turning pages with a child or labeling what they see in a book. ‘I see a little girl in the book, and she’s running.’ Toddlers will listen to a book, but they don’t need the full story. There’s no right way; it should be a delightful activity.”

AND Gayle wants you to know that the NYPL has filmed many toddler story times, so don’t feel bad if you missed your local library’s story time. Check out one filmed at the Mosholu Branch:

For more information on storytimes and more, visit


Bronx Borough President’s Official Dominican Heritage Celebration

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and La Gran Parada Dominicana de El Bronx, Inc. Cordially Invite You To The 2011 Dominican Heritage Month Celebration Tuesday, February 15, 2011 5:30 pm Bronx County Building Veterans Memorial Hall 851 Grand Concourse, The Bronx RSVP  718-590-3989


Music, traditional foods, and a salute to outstanding Dominican-American leaders

Black History Month Celebrating African-American Culture in the Bronx

Sledding in the Bronx

If you check out the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation site, you will find they put up a list of places to sled in the Bronx. Check it out:

  • Claremont Park: Interior of the park at 172nd Street between Teller Avenue and Clay Avenue
  • Crotona Park: Slope behind ballfield #3 at Fulton Avenue and Cross Bronx Expressway.
  • Ewen Park: West 232 Street, between Johnson and Riverdale avenues
  • Franz Sigel Park: Interior of the park at 160th between Grand Concourse and Walton Avenue
  • Shoelace Park: Anywhere between 220th and 230th streets along Bronx Boulevard


Eucerin Calming Crème and Body Wash

With all of this cold weather that has been hitting the Bronx- dry skin is inevitable. Some of us experience it more than others and that gift basket of lotion from Christmas has probably already run out. So BronxMama has an awesome giveaway this week: Eucerin Calming Crème and Body Wash!

To Enter:  “Like” the Eucerin Facebook Page where you will find more skincare tips OR leave a comment and share your skin wisdoms with other readers.

A winner will be announced in a few days!

Eucerin has provided BronxMama with the products and information for this promotion, but the thoughts and opinions are strictly those of BronxMama and are not influenced by the prizing.

Come join BronxMama and the Bronx Children’s Museum at Pelham Bay Library


Bronx Youth Journalism Program-Deadline Extended

The Bronx News Network, in collaboration with College Now, is running a free journalism program for Bronx high school students. They have extended the deadline to this Friday, Jan. 28, and we’re looking for a few more eager applicants.

The next semester starts on Feb. 2. Classes will be held at Hostos Community College at 450 Grand Concourse on Wednesday afternoons from 4 to 6 p.m., and run for 12 weeks. For more information, visit

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