I know it’s hard to imagine your little one growing up and going to school-but when you live in New York City it’s easily something you think about from the day they are born-so being prepared is important. The NYC Department of Education has updated their site with some important dates for Pre-K registration. Check it out here. The Application period begins March 7th and there will be information sessions.
Another good site to check out is insideschools.org You can read reviews, see information on the schools, and find out what schools are around you by zip code, zone, borough, and more.
BronxMama loves to see local deals in the Bronx. To keep them coming, make sure you take advantage of them and show that we are interested in these deals! Right now there is a deal for Havana Cafe-$10 for $20 worth of Cuban Cuisine at Havana Cafe. Check it out:
If you take advantage of this deal, please share with our readers and let them know how your experience was!
The BronxWorks Center for Achieving Future Education (CAFÉ) participated in the Fifth Annual K-12 Education Expo sponsored by LinkEducation. The fair was held on Saturday, February 12, at the Kimmel Center of New York University, 60 Washington Square South, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
LinkEducation provides information to parents, educators, students, school leaders, policy makers, and others that will help them choose the best possible education for their children. The expo features information tables, display booths, workshops, and networking opportunities. The 2011 program included sessions on engineering for children, behavior management, and financial literacy, and audience participation in fun yoga, theater, and dance activities. Continue reading
I love when Facebook and other social networking sites are used to get the word out about a great cause! The latest-Are You Fully Charged, is a safety initiative — undertaken by NYC regional office of Feld Entertainment, producers of the 141st Edition of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey (not-so-coincidentally titled “Fully Charged”) — to reach out to everyone everywhere to make sure that the batteries in your smoke detectors are — yes, FULLY CHARGED. Check it out at facebook.com/areyoufullycharged
As part of the initiative, anyone who visits contest.areyoufullycharged.com can sign up to receive an e-mail alert about smoke detector safety on March 13, which is when Daylight Savings Time begins (the traditional day for checking one’s smoke detector batteries).
Everyone who signs up will be entered to win a family four pack of tickets to The Greatest Show On Earth at the Prudential Center (February 23-27), the IZOD Center (March 2-13), or Nassau Coliseum (March 16-20).
Being a full time student and mom, I’ll admit I’m signed up for every deal sight there is out there. I love finding out everything from where to get a free sandwich, to how to get 50% off art classes. So when I saw that Mommy Poppins was offering an awesome deal that can be used in the Bronx, I had to share with you guys!
If you haven’t already noticed, the Galli Theater has come to the Bronx, and this birthday package deal can be used at their Bronx location! Check it out!
Save $300 on a Magical Birthday Party Experience
The Galli Theater brings the magic of theater to your child’s birthday with fun, creative and exciting parties that you can customize for your budget and child’s wishes. Whether your child and his or her friends want to be the star of their own fairytale production or have a full production of one of the Galli Theater’s fairytale shows just for them, the party is sure to be a special memory that all the kids (and parents) will love.
This deal gets you a $695 credit toward any Galli Theater birthday party. Parties start at $595 so you can get a full party for just $395 or upgrade to any of their parties for the difference in price. Click through to www.PoppinsPerks.com to see different party packages and prices.
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 nypl.org