Think BIG! – Travelin’ Trunk Show

Think Big Theater Arts is one of our favorite places to visit since we attended one of the Travelin Trunk Shows this past summer. Season 2 of the Travelin’ Trunk show starts this weekend and we are so excited!

“The Travelin’ Trunk Show is at 11am on Saturdays & Sundays. Perfect for ages 2-7. Think Mr Rogers meets Magic Garden. New live theater episode and story every weekend.”

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Musical Exploration Storybooks for Kids – Moana, Tangled & Mickey

Disney and Hal Leonard have launched their Disney Learning “Explore Music” series and we are HUGE FANS!

My kids and I love to read together all day. These picture books are not only beautiful to look at but, they encourage creative play whether it is using movement with your body or your voice to create music or getting crafty to make your own musical instruments with items around your home.  Turn a day at home or a rainy day into a fun day of musical exploration with some familiar characters.

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DIY Squishy Stress Balls

Everyone gets stressed even our kids. It is very common to see both kids and adults struggle with anxiety.

“Releasing tension with a stress ball can be very calming and therapeutic”, says Erika Burdick.

Try this easy DIY stress ball and watch the stress disappear.

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News 12- Dinosaur Fun

Kids of all ages and adults love dinosaurs!

These sensory activities will keep the kids busy and happy for hours.

These activities are fun to make for a rainy day or to use when playing outside.

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Long Island Children’s Museum

Looking for a fun place to go that children of all ages will love?

Head to the Long Island Children’s Museum in Garden City.

The Museum is two levels filled with things to do, explore and enjoy.

   Have fun with your family as you experience, “14 interactive exhibits plus live theater, art spaces and daily activities to provide hours of discovery for children of all ages.”

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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. 

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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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Gingerbread Play Dough

What are your favorite smells during the holiday season?

One of our favorite scents is Gingerbread.

We decided to make a play dough recipe that is a no-bake recipe so the kids can help make it, too.

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