March 2014 Blog Posts (23)

The Best of Mozart

Some say listening to classical music can boost brain development. Some say it can help build a solid foundation for learning a musical instrument in the future. No matter if these statements are true or not, we know for a fact that listening to classical music can be fun and enjoyable.

As a start, you can try the Best of Mozart, or the Best of Beethoven…

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Added by Sky on March 31, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

[Bookworm] What Your Preschooler Needs to Know

The book "What Your Preschooler Needs to Know" includes beautifully illustrated selections for parents to read to their 3–5 year old child. You'll find favorite poems and rhymes, beloved stories and fables, and songs, as well as history, science, and fine art read-alouds, all on an appropriate…

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Added by LittleElaine on March 29, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

[Bookworm] The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton

This is one of the most touching and lovely storybooks that you could ever read. The Little House is a 1942 book written and illustrated by Virginia Lee Burton. It won the Caldecott Medal in 1943.…

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Added by LittleElaine on March 29, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

[NY] Angelina Ballerina the Musical @ Vital Theatre now thru April 27

If you have not see the Angelina Ballerina Musical in NYC, now it is a good time to go. There is a coupon code VTCABEB20 that is good for regular seats (normally $39.50, with coupon code…

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Added by Sky on March 28, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

[NY] Things to do in Westchester / NY the weekend of March 29-30, 2014

How do you plan to spend the last weekend of March? There are tons of indoor and outdoor events for you to choose from.

Saturday Events - March 29,…

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Added by Admin@mamafriends on March 27, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

Cherry Blossom Festival 2014

Before you know it, it is already the Cherry Blossom season. If you live near NYC and do not want to bother driving out to Washington DC, here are some local destinations where you can enjoy the cherry blossoms.…

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Added by LittleElaine on March 26, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

[NY] Things to do in Westchester / NY the weekend of March 22-23, 2014

 

1) Vegetable Container Gardening @ Hilltop Hanover Farm

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Added by Admin@mamafriends on March 20, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

蕃茄芦笋炒鸡片

老大不爱吃肉 所以要想尽各种办法 这道菜难得让她喜欢 跟大家分享 很简单 就是放在一起炒炒就好了  蕃茄不用太多半只就可以

Added by Ying Lu on March 20, 2014 at 12:50am — No Comments

[Bookworm] Kids Make it Better: A Write-In, Draw-In Journal [Ages 5+]

Ask a kid a question, and you never know what will tumble out. Here, from bestselling author and brilliant child-at-heart Suzy Becker, is a marvelously interactive way to involve kids in the challenges of life, from what to do about the ozone layer to how to mend a broken heart. Surprising, imaginative, funny, wise, The Kids Make It Better Book is a pure delight, combining a "kids say the darndest things" and…

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Added by Sky on March 19, 2014 at 6:34pm — No Comments

[NY] Meet the Wolves @ Wolf Conservation Center

Winter is said to be the wolves' favorite time of year. If you are in Westchester, be sure to visit the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem. They offer many great programs for kids.…



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Added by LittleElaine on March 18, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

[Playtime] Building Toys: Magformers vs. Magnatiles [Ages 3+]

Magformers and Magna-tiles are extremely popular building toys. They are designed to hold a child's interest and attention, build critical developmental skills and promote imaginative play and creativity. It is difficult to say which is better as each has its own advantages.…



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Added by Admin@mamafriends on March 17, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

[NY] Lifetime Fitness

Stongly recommend a fitness club in white plains---lifetime fitness,a fitness club like a resort.Despite it's individual fitness plan, the best part for a mommy is the School Academy program for kids. You can drop off your kids for three hours everyday, free of charge! And they have free Zumba,ballet,yoga,music,art&craft,hip hop, cheer, sports skill, school skill,gymnastic, Karate, squash and Spanish programs for KIDS, daily different, age different. You need to pay extra(not…

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Added by Joyce on March 16, 2014 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

[Playtime] Blokus - Strategy Game [Ages 4+]

Fun for both kids and adults, Blokus is a strategy board game that challenges spatial thinking.

Blokus encourages creative thinking and has received a Mensa award for promoting healthy…

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Added by Admin@mamafriends on March 16, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

[Foodie] Homemade Yogurt

Has any of you tried to make yogurt by yourself?  it is so yum! truly!

you only need to add 150g yogurt and 600g whole milk together, leave them at the room temp overnight.  done.

isn't it easy?  if you prefer a sweet taste, add 3 tbsp sugar.  

if you are in china, use 如实 yogurt as starter.  that is a good one. 

Added by Ying Lu on March 15, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

[NY] Things to do in Westchester / NY the weekend of March 15-16, 2014

1) The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Little Cloud and The Mixed-up Chameleon…

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Added by Admin@mamafriends on March 13, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

[Bookworm] The Way I Feel Books by Cornelia Maude Spelman (Ages 3-6)

Cornelia Maude Spelman is a writer, artist, and clinical social worker who writes about taking care of emotions and relationships in the lives of children and families. She wrote 8 books in The Way I Feel series:

  • When I Feel Angry…
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Added by LittleElaine on March 13, 2014 at 12:20am — No Comments

[NY] Theater Guide for Mar-Apr'14: Fluff, Disney Jr, Peace and Love Cupcakes and more

1) Peace Love and Cupcakes



When: 7pm on Fridays and Saturdays, Mar 15th, 2014 - Apr 26th, 2014…

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Added by Admin@mamafriends on March 12, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

[NY] Things to do in Westchester / NY the weekend of March 8-9, 2014

Maple Sugaring Events

1) Greenburgh Nature Center Annual Maple Sugaring Party

When:…

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Added by Admin@mamafriends on March 6, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

[Playtime] Meet Bo and Yana

Play-i is making programming fun and accessible for children while they play. A shift has already occurred in the way we relate to technology. Our role is to give children the means to respond and the head start they will need to be successful in tomorrow’s society. Today most of us are consumers of technology. Tomorrow’s children will need to be active participants and creators. We’re leading a…

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Added by Admin@mamafriends on March 4, 2014 at 1:44pm — No Comments

[Bookworm] How to talk so kids will listen

A friend recommended this book on how to effectively communicate with your child. This bestselling classic includes fresh insights and suggestions as well as the author’s time-tested methods to solve common problems and build foundations for lasting relationships, including innovative ways to:

·      Cope with your…

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Added by LittleElaine on March 3, 2014 at 6:17pm — No Comments

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