Long Island Puppet Theater

A hidden gem on Long Island that is simply magical!

Kids young and old will enjoy their experience at this one of a kind puppet theater.

Entertaining, Engaging and Exciting!

From the time you pull up to the tent-like building the kids are excited to go in. But, as you open the doors the enchantment begins for all who enter. The room is filled with decorations as you look up you will see beautiful decor hanging from the ceiling then look to the left and look to the right and you will see more and more artistry that fills the space with so much charm. You can not help but be eager to see what will happen next as you wait for the show to begin.

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Casa de Spin Painting Parlor

We are absolutely loving Casa de Spin Painting Parlor.

A Spin Art experience for everyone in your family to enjoy located in Massapequa, NY.

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Shining Child- Cara Scaduto

Cara’s love for animals and compassion for others is why she is our Shining Child of the month.

Meet nine-year old, Cara Scaduto. Cara is very artistically talented and she puts that talent to great use. She is making a difference with her artistic talent in our community in big ways. Whether her art is helping animals who need to be adopted or to raise money and collect food for a local Long Island food pantry, her efforts have not gone unnoticed.

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Shining Child- Justice Rodriguez

Meet our Shining Child for the month of January, Justice Rodriguez.

Justice inspires us all to strive for what we want and at any age we can become a local entrepreneur.

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9 Ways to Help Kids Fall in Love with Being Outside

Unstructured and free play helps children learn out how to interact, behave, and enjoy being outside. Below are nine tips that will turn any child from a couch potato to a nature lover.

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Sleep Outside

Several kids cannot resist building tents and forts out of their blankets and sheets. Turn it up a notch by allowing them to sleep outdoors. Make it fun. Bring out lots of blankets and sleeping bags. Point out different constellations in the night sky. However, do not forget the bug spray or flashlights.

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Author Spotlight: Trace Wilkins Francis

Local Long Island Momee and Author, Trace Wilkins Francis brings smiles and excitement to families with her children’s book series, The Real Life Adventures of Jo-Jo Bean.

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You can not help but fall in love with The Real Life Adventures of Jo Jo Bean. The book Birthday Bubbles brings the excitement of a child’s birthday with a great lesson in the end. The music accompanied with this book/ cd combo is not only catchy but so fun to listen, sing-along and dance to. It has become a family favorite in our house and I know your kids will love to read it along with you, too!

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Detox your Food Without Changing Your Diet

Written by: Christine Egan

Yay spring is here finally! The energy shift is palpable and it’s the perfect time to make simple changes that can have a huge impact on your health and the environment.

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One simple step towards creating a healthy “green” home is by looking at the things you come in contact with on a daily basis. After being diagnosed with breast cancer over five years ago I re-evaluated the chemicals within my home. The first chemical I started with was plastic. There is a chemical in plastic called “Bispenol-a” or “BPA” that has been shown to leach into the bloodstream affecting hormone levels and since my cancer was hormone related I thought it was best to take control over things I come in contact with in my own home. Once I started looking around my kitchen I realized how many things contained BPA and it wasn’t only the plastic items, I discovered I had some canned items too.

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