Happy Faces in Coram

NO LONGER IN BUSINESS! There is no children’s center in this location.

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“Happy Faces is a Long Island based Children’s Entertainment company. The new store offers open play for your little (baby – 5ish) ones, classes for mommies and kids of all ages, birthday parties on and off site, events, and more.”

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We headed over to Happy Faces for one of their special events yesterday; It was their Happy Faces Easter Egg Hunt.

The kids had a great time and we will definitely be back there again for open play and/or another event really soon.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Craft

An easy craft to do with your kids using paints, toilet paper rolls and a straw on a white piece of construction paper.

My inspiration came from Eric Carle’s Facebook page where he mentioned that he is celebrating the 45th anniversary of this classic book.

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Pixie Dust – Bayshore

We visited Pixie Dust last week for their open play and the girls had such a great time.

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Pixie Dust is simply adorable. When you first walk in you are greeted by their friendly staff and you enter an adorable boutique.

Past the gate you enter into a pixie garden full of great activities for kids to do.

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St. Patty’s Day Cookies

A delicious treat for St. Patrick’s Day!

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A chocolate moist cookie outside and yummy peppermint cheese cake frosting on the inside.

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Make your own Puffy Paint

Puffy Paint is so much fun not only to create with but fun to touch once it is dry!

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An easy recipe that not only is fun to create with once it is made; but your little one will love to make it too!

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Let All The Children Play

“Let All The Children Play (LATCP) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives and dignity of all children by developing accessible playgrounds and inclusive recreation programs that allow children with disabilities the opportunity to experience play, side-by-side, with their able-bodied peers, creating a truly integrated environment where friendship and acceptance can flourish.”-

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The playground is a child’s classroom.  Through play, children learn to negotiate, communicate and  learn to trust themselves and others by interacting physically, emotionally, and socially with their peers.  While we would never deny a child entrance into a classroom, we routinely deny children with disabilities entrance onto a playground, as a majority of traditional playgrounds are physically inaccessible. Ultimately, children with disabilities are denied access not only to their social circle but also to the vital benefits of play: physical development, cognitive growth, and social development.

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