Nature Hike with Jessica Dooley

Happy Spring! Okay, so I know it isn’t technically spring, but I am soaking up every ounce of warm weather and sunshine that Mother Nature is graciously gifting us! It feels as though February is offering us a taste of Spring after what feels like a very long winter.

This past Christmas, Sloane found a pair of binoculars in her stocking. She has loved using them to look out the back door and the living room windows for deer and birds in the yard. So, when we had that first nice day a few weeks back I suggested we go on a nature hike. Unsure of what a nature hike entailed, she was hesitant to go, but after that first day she has been asking for a nature hike almost daily, and I am happy to comply!

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Mister G’s- “The Mitzvah Bus”

Mister G’s Parents’ Choice Gold-Winning “The Mitzvah Bus” is perfect for Hanukkah!


The Mitzvah Bus is all the great things we expect from an album from Mister G with a Hanukkah theme. Kids and parents will love singing along to the feel good music that incorporates the known traditions of Hanukkah with songs in English, Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. Highly recommend this album!

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Mister G- Mundo Verde/ Green World

A bilingual album of upbeat music written for a purpose that families will enjoy listening to.

  Get ready to dance, clap your hands and feel the rhythm with Mister G.

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Sweetbriar Nature Center’s Long Island Woodland Exhibit: Forest to Forest

Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown announces the grand opening of a new sensory experience. Visiting families can climb up the staircase of our nature center and take in the beauty and diversity of our simulated rain forest as they have been able to do for many years.  However, now, when they pass through the tropical rain forest, they can bring their children into a new world, the world of a local woodland. 


Through interactive, sensory activities, children can experience the sights, sounds, smells, and feels of a forest.  Children can crawl through the underground world beneath the forest floor, look though a small window to view the forest floor above and peak at our resident box turtles in their enclosure. 

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Long Island Nature Preserves and Gardens

It is a beautiful day outside and you want to head outdoors. Being a resident on Long Island we are lucky to be surrounded by such natural beauty. Not only do you get to walk through picturesque scenery but you can capture some amazing photos with your family.

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Long Island inhabits beautiful wild flowers, trees, animals and so much more at our local Arboretums, Parks, Nature Preserves and Botanical Gardens. Check out the list of some places to visit with your family, below.

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The Arbor Day Foundation promotes the planting, nurturing, and the celebrating of trees. Ways to celebrate is by visiting our local Botanical Gardens, Arboretums, and Nature Preserves. Want to have fun with your kids today? We have some fun craft ideas to help educate our kids about the importance of trees.

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Take a walk through nature and get some beautiful pictures, today. Your kids will love looking at the flowers and trees, looking for birds and other animals and of course spending the day outside on beautiful Long Island. Where will you visit?

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Caleb Smith State Park Preserve- Nature Quest

Last Sunday, one of our local Momees, Jen headed out with her family to Caleb Smith State Park Preserve for one of their programs. Their program was called Nature Quest (a scavenger hunt) and everyone had such great time on the beautiful walking trails and grounds.


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