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About Kidz Central Station

Founded by a NYC mom of two young children, Kidz Central Station uses technology to solve the problem so many busy parents face—how to find, book, and manage their children's classes, camps, local family events, and birthday parties. Kidz Central Station offers more than 20,000 classes, camps, and birthday party options representing hundreds of NYC's top activity providers. With a sophisticated search engine and class reviews, it is easy for parents to find the best classes for their children, sign up for a trial class, and directly enroll.

Take Your NYC Kids on an Outdoor Adventure

Outdoor learning is an essential form of education and personal development, especially in the Pre-K to Kindergarten age group. Improvement in health, self confidence, social skills, and language development are among the many benefits of being outside.

The best outdoor adventure program in New York City is Upper Manhattan Forest Kids, an amazing program founded by parents Stephen and Sarita, who wanted to give their daughter a chance to learn from nature.  Classes follow the Danish philosophy of Forest Kindergarten, which encourages children to play, explore and learn in a forest or natural environment.  

Upper Manhattan Forest Kids

Upper Manhattan Forest Kids offers parent-child classes in Central Park and Inwood Hill Park for children ages 1 to 6. Classes are offered on Tuesday and Saturday mornings and Saturday afternoons. Sign up for a FREE trial or semester program on Kidz Central Station!

Recently, Muniba from the Kidz Central Station team, attended an Upper Manhattan Forest Kids trial class with her five year old brother, Ali.  

My Outdoor Adventure with Upper Manhattan Forest Kids

We met the enthusiastic group at 108th St, where Kadie greeted us and led everyone to the meetup spot. Here we found Stephan playing the Tin Flute in the middle of the forest! We proceeded to sing the welcome song and welcome everybody to the class.

Stephan introduced our first activity, “Finding the Trail.” The children take the lead as they search for blue flags tied to branches that mark the trail. This self guided activity encouraged independence, leadership, and sharp observation skills as the kids excitedly found one flag after another.

Upper Manhattan Forest Kids

Stephan and Kadie used every moment as a learning opportunity. For instance, when we encountered a split in the forest, Stephan asked the kids questions that led to clues to help the children find the way. With minimal assistance from parents, the little ones independently found every single flag hidden throughout the trail!  After the last flag was found, we got to our destination that was marked with an X.

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Here, we enjoyed Danish rye bread and butter while we listened to a storybook called On This Spot: An Expedition Back Through Time. Kadie encouraged active imagination by asking kids what our environment and life would have been like hundreds of thousands of years ago.

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We had a period of free play where little ones had a chance to actively explore their living environment. We discovered monarch butterflies, spiderwebs, and interesting looking sticks!

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After open play, it was time to pack up our stuff and head back. Stephan invited each child to take a turn leading the way back. We made it all the way back to our meet up spot led entirely by the kids!

We sang our goodbye song and said goodbye to our new friends, teachers, the animals, and the plants.

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Our class with Upper Manhattan Forest Kids was an incredible experience for Ali and me. This class reminded me how much we can learn by spending time in nature. For Ali, it taught him how to be more observant and to think critically.

Stephan and Sarita have developed an amazing program that promotes independence and growth within your child by giving them a chance to learn with movement, freedom, and imagination.

Sign up for a FREE trial or semester program on today!

Fun Halloween Events for Kids

Halloween is a favorite time of year for New York City kids.  And NYC really goes all out to celebrate Halloween with week-long Halloween events planned for all kinds of interests whether dance or music or cooking or zoo fun.  Read on for the best activities around town.


Halloween Events

Snow White/Dwarfs Dance Workshop. Enjoy reenacting the childhood favorite fairy-tale about Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs! At In Grandma’s Attic. Upper West Side. TH 10/25 @3:30-5:30pm

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Music with James Halloween Party. Join Music with James for his always-popular Halloween costume parties. It’s everything you and your kids love about Music with James, with a Halloween twist. Murray Hill. TH 10/25 @10-11am

Halloween Events

Pajama Story Time : Haunted Habitats. Take a VIP tour around the zoo at night and then enjoy animal encounters inside the classroom. For families and children age 4+. At Queens Zoo. FRI 10/26 @5:30-8pm

Halloween Events

Spooktacular Night Walk. Get ready for a ‘Spooktacular’ evening as your family stay behind in the zoo while everyone else leaves. Meet creepy, crawly animal guests then enjoy a pizza dinner. Take a night walk and see what happens when the gates close! At Bronx Zoo. FRI 10/26 or SAT 10/27 @5-7pm

Halloween Events

Halloween Haunted Houses Workshop. Celebrate the season and design your own gingerbread house. At Taste Buds Kitchen in Chelsea. SAT 10/27 @9-10am

Halloween Events

The Pumpkin Fairies & Elves Ballet Workshop. Based on The Queen Bee Ballet, an original story and ballet created by Deborah Bailay of In Grandma’s Attic. Upper West Side. SAT 10/27 @10am-12pm

Halloween Events

OKABOO Kids’ Halloween Party and Parents’ Date Night. FUNtastic Halloween Party for kids and Date Night for parents! At OKABALOO FunArtFaktory – Arts & Fun Center in Long Island City. SAT 10/27 @5-9pm

Halloween Events

OKABOO Halloween Crazy Science Show. Children will learn how to make Horror Ice and Spooky Slime. Treats will be served!  At OKABALOO FunArtFaktory – Arts & Fun Center  in Long Island City. SUN 10/28 @10-11am

Halloween Events

Halloween Spooky Cupcakes Workshop. Join in the SPOOK-tacular celebration and whip up oh-so-delicious Spooky Cupcakes complete with Monsters and Spiderwebs. At Taste Buds Kitchen in Chelsea. TUE 10/30 @11:30am-12:30pm

Keeping Kids Safe from Eye Injuries

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Eye injuries are one of the leading causes of vision loss in children and teenagers. Injuries are most likely to happen at home or in familiar spots, to happen by accident, and are nearly always preventable! Most of us think that eye injuries happen during sports or rough play—and they certainly do—but keeping your child’s eyes safe should always be on your mind.

What can be injured and how?

Any of the tissues around the eye can be damaged by injuries. This includes fractures of the bones of the orbit, scratches (abrasions) and cuts (lacerations) to the eyelids or eyeball, burns from heat or chemicals, blunt trauma causing internal swelling, bleeding or inflammation, or penetrating trauma into the eyeball itself.

Prevention. Prevention. Prevention.

Your child’s eyes will be safest if you avoid dangerous activities. I know many people get squeamish when thinking about eyes and eye injuries so I won’t go into much detail, but you can use your imagination that care should be taken with sharp objects, projectiles like sports balls, or explosives like fireworks. Unfortunately, there has been a steady rise in serious eye injuries from paintball guns, airguns, BB guns, and other firearms, even with recommended safety goggles. From an eye safety perspective these activities should simply be avoided.

What about sports?

We all know eye injuries happen during sports, especially ball sports. Many leagues have taken great measures to make eye safety equipment standard. If that is an option for your children, insist that they wear it. Often injuries will happen during informal games like pick-up basketball, soccer, or badminton. So get your child a pair of sports goggles. These are usually cheap, durable, and provide excellent protection. Most sporting goods stores will sell models with good fits and styles. The same thing goes for using safety goggles for woodworking or grinding metals where small pieces can fly into the air.

What if my child already has glasses?

With the right pair of glasses your child will be seeing well and will be better protected. Just make sure they have the right:

  • Fit- The lenses should fully cover the eyes, the nosepiece should rest comfortably on the bridge of the nose, and the ear pieces snuggly around the ear. Try using a strap around the head to keep them on while doing activities.
  • Lenses- All kids should get impact resistant lenses made out of a material like polycarbonate plastic. Remind your eye doctor to write that on the glasses prescription.
  • Style- If your child does not like the glasses he or she will never wear them!

Prescriptions can also be placed into sports and safety goggles for extra protection.

Accidents happen…

If you suspect an eye injury, try the following:

  • First, if you think the injury opened the eyeball or if you see something sticking into the eye, do not touch it or try to remove any objects. If you can find something that can be used as a protective shield (a paper cup works well) tape it over the eye. Go immediately to an emergency department.
  • If you think an object or chemical got stuck around the eye or under the eyelids, try to irrigate or wash it out with clean water for 10-15 seconds and then seek medical help.
  • If after an injury your child is complaining about eye pain, a change in vision, light sensitivity, or is unable to open the eye, take him or her to an emergency department or local ophthalmologist for a complete eye exam.

Your sight is one of your most valuable senses, protect it! NYU Langone Health has ophthalmologists trained in eye trauma at our offices and every emergency department to help when you need it.

Zachary Elkin, MD, is a pediatric ophthalmologist and assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at NYU Langone Health. He sees patients at the NYU Langone Eye Center in Manhattan.

Party Time! Best Birthday Party Entertainers in NYC

This week, we bring you the best birthday party entertainers in NYC. Whether your child wants to sing and dance or have an interactive musical experience, these entertainers will bring the party fun to a Venue of Your Choice. Don’t forget to check out last week’s recommendations of the Best Birthday Party Venues in NYC.

Many party entertainers provide a discount if you book through Kidz Central Station’s Birthday Party Finder. We advise parents to book entertainers 1-2 months in advance, so start planning now!


Midtown Movement and Dance Company

Best Party Entertainer

Starting at $250 for 15 children. This fun music and dance party has it all. Midtown Movement and Dance provides you with a dance instructor/party leader, music, speaker, guided and freestyle dance activities, props, dance giveaways, dance games, and any theme of your choice.

Music with James

Best Party Entertainer

Starting at $200. Music WIth James classes are a staple for parents in the Murray Hill area. Children dance, jump, clap and sing along as children and parents are drawn into an interactive musical experience that is fun and educational.

Bee In Motion

Birthday Party Entertainers
Starting at $425. Bee in Motion guarantees 10+ hours of sleep from every child after a Bee In Motion birthday party! Tag, capture the flag/football, dodgeball, and kickball, are just a few of the games included. Each activity is age appropriate and modified for children 4 and up.

Kids at Work

Best Birthday Party Entertainers

Starting at $250. Give your child an authentic musical experience with Kids At Work! Musicians get down on the ground with your kids, learn names and ages, and create an interactive environment for all children. Musicians can play and sing almost anything.

YokeyPokey Virtual Reality Club

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 From $500. YokeyPokey provides virtual reality gaming / experiences and 360 degree immersive experiences during the party. Race cars, shoot down space aliens, play minecraft, create and destroy cities, paint in an immersive painting and much more.  Enter a world like you never have experienced before.

Happy Birthday Planning from the Kidz Central Station Team

Creating Change with AltSchool Union Square

The Middle school years are an important time for our children to learn more about themselves and the world around them.  This is why choosing the right school is such a critical decision for many parents in NYC.  Recently, Kidz Central Station toured a new middle school in Manhattan, AltSchool Union Square, and we were especially impressed by their data driven approach which truly delivers on the notion of a personalized education.altschool-logoAltSchool

 

 

AltSchool was founded in 2013 by a former Google exec with the concept of having students actively participate in their education by setting and tracking their own goals and cooperating with teachers to shape the curriculum. The ‘future of education’ was to use collected data on the students’ learning to create a more personalized education.

And we were impressed by the data.  AltSchool’s digital platform tracks everything from attendance to grades to Personalized Learning Plans (PLP). Teachers work with families and students to design the PLP, a set of goals based on the student’s interests, likes, strengths, and weaknesses.  Students are supplied with a Chromebook and complete individual and group activities from a “playlist” that is customized to their needs and interests.  Teachers pick activities for their students by creating items in their playlists.  This then frees up the teacher to walk around the classroom and interact more with students.  It’s an exciting concept merging technology and data with education; thus making parent-teacher conferences less subjective and more informed!

AltSchool Union Square

AltSchool Union Square

After initial growing pains, the AltSchool team has streamlined their vision into lab schools such as AltSchool Union Square. Opened in 2017 for grades 5-8, the school opens into a very modern, efficiently designed space with a bleachers style gathering area for morning meetings and end of week discussions. The whole school will gather here for anything from student-led presentations to teacher previews of the week. The bright, airy classrooms have nook spaces for individual learning and collaborative pods for small group learning.  Each classroom is also equipped with small “phone booths” that offer students  a self-imposed time-out session to re-focus.  The lunch area is another open space offering kids more moments for gathering and collaborating and thinking.AltSchool Union Square

AltSchool Union Square

The core values at AltSchool are Citizenship, Agency, Responsibility, Empathy.  Students decide how to apply these ideas to their lives and the school community.  They create Learner Agreements as they promise to achieve and help others achieve these values.  The school follows the NY common core curriculum and complete ELA, Science, Math and History/Social Studies standards as students graduate from here to any type of high school they desire.AltSchool Union Square

AltSchool Union Square

Currently, there are about 35 students enrolled at this location with the goal to grow to 80 students.  Students can arrive as early at 8am although instruction starts at 8:30am and ends at 3:30pm. Students learn beyond the classroom through museums, NYC landmarks, and cultural sites.  Physical education classes are taken at the local YMCA, music classes with Third Street Music, and Art with a teacher from the Children’s Museum of Art.  A Spanish teacher comes onsite for daily classes.  After school activities include chess with more options to come.  Many of the students do after-school activities in the community, e.g. theater, arts, science extension programs.

AltSchool Union Square

AltSchool Union Square

Overall, we were very impressed with the facility, the active and engaged students, the friendly staff, and the technology platform.  It is very popular today to talk about a whole child approach or a personalized education but very few schools are showing parents how they achieve this goal.  At AltSchool, Parents are very involved in shaping their children’s education.  Thanks to the data collected every day, parents can really know what their kids are doing during the day, the exact areas where they excel or need extra help, and how teachers are honoring the pledge to a personalized approach.  It’s a concept for the future and many parents are embracing it.

Attend an Open House.  Date: Thursday, October 11th @8:45AM. Location: 90 5th Ave, New York, NY, 2nd floor.

Party Time! Best Birthday Party Venues in NYC

A child’s birthday is a special part of both the child’s and parent’s life. We at Kidz Central Station are determined to make every parent’s life easier by providing a one-stop shop for all of your child’s activities and parties. There are hundreds of birthday party venues in NYC, but we have narrowed down the best locations for your child’s next party! Each venue offers a unique quality that will make your child’s day unforgettable.

We advise parents to book venues 1-2 months in advance, so start planning now!  Also, many party venues provide a discount if you book through Kidz Central Station.


Galli Theater – Tribeca

Birthday Party Venues

Starting at $995 for 21 guests.  Does your child love the theater? Experience the magic of live theater for your special event at the Galli Theater.

Shake Shack – UWS

Birthday Party Venues

Starting at $1000 for 40 guests.  Shake Shack is the perfect place to hold a large party! Birthday parties are held in a private rec room equipped with a 42” flat screen TV for slideshows, videos, and DVDs. Plus, kids two and under eat free!

Indoor Extreme Sports – Long Island City

Birthday Party Venues

Starting at $150. Indoor Extreme Sports give your child the most memorable birthday experience! Virtual Reality, Laser Tag, and paintball are just a few of the things this venue has to offer.

New York Stage of Mind – Long Island City

Birthday Party Venues

Starting at $250. New York Stage of Mind guarantees smiles and laughter for all little ones! Their base package includes one hour of a music show, sing-a-long, dancing, games, and a theme of your choice.

Eloise At The Plaza – Midtown West

Birthday Party Venues

Starting at $1500 for 8 guests. Have the most luxurious party in all of NYC at the Plaza Hotel. Eloise At The Plaza offers a variety of birthday party packages featuring food, dessert, room decorations, invitations, and pampering for your little ones.

NORY STEM Party – Tribeca

Birthday Party Venues

Starting at $500. The NORY STEM Party offers customizable themes to meet your child’s interest. 3D printing, Dinosaurs, and Space are a few of the most popular ones! Plus, each partygoer gets to build and take home their very own robot!

Hello Princess NYC – Morris Park

Birthday Party Venues

Starting at $450. Hello Princess NYC offers everything you need for an incredible princess party! Party favors, food, drinks, and paper goods are all included so you don’t have to lift a finger.

New York City Fire Museum – Soho

Birthday Party Venues

Starting at $850 for 15 guests. This hot party held on weekends offers free play, story-telling, show and tell, art project and a scavenger hunt. Party goers are given a goody bag and admission to the museum for all guests!

The Fashion Class – Midtown West

Birthday Party Venues

Starting at $575. If your children are into fashion and design The Fashion Class is the perfect party for you! Boys and girls can sew real and wearable clothing, design a fashion project or even hold a professional runway show! Children receive goody bags with accessories and candy. Parents are provided complimentary water, tea, and coffee.

Karma Kids Yoga– Flatiron District

Birthday Party Venues

Starting at $600. Karma Kids Yoga provides many birthday party options from My First Birthday Party to Yoga Sleepover Party. Each birthday party features a variety of yoga based activities so you are sure to find the perfect party for you and your child.

OKABALOO FunArtFaktory – Arts & Fun Center – Astoria

Birthday Party Venues

Starting at $550. Okabaloo throws the most FUNtastic and WOW parties in NYC! Their beautiful, spacious, and bright studio is perfect for any themed party. Decorations and a “Happy Birthday” banner is provided.

Stay tuned for next week for our favorite birthday party entertainers!

Awesome Columbus Day Camps

Columbus Day Camps – October 8, 2018

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Join this two-hour drop off Columbus Day Cooking Camp. Kids will be cooking one sweet and one savory recipe.

 

Columbus Day CampsCreative Drama with Play On! Studios UWS

Inspired by different Broadway, Disney, or Movie Musicals each session, campers explore related scenes, songs, and dances. And, of course, play lots of drama games! A day packed with theater and fun.

 

Columbus Day Camps

12 Dancing Princesses Workshop at In Grandma’s Attic UWS

Calling all princesses and heroes! Experience fantasy and adventure in this engaging fairytale.  Workshop begins with warm-up and stretches, followed by ballet class barre, combinations, across-the-floor traveling steps, and dancing improvisation.

 

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Columbus Day Adventures in Coding with Launch Math + Science Centers UWS

Campers explore up to four different coding languages! The youngest coders start off with MIT’s Scratch Jr. for an exciting introduction into the world of programming. Campers ready for a bigger challenge can use MIT’s Scratch 2.0 language to create their own unique games and animations.

 

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Columbus Day Theater Camp at Galli Theater

A wonderful theater workshop at Galli Theater (at the German School Manhattan). The theater class allows your children to act out fairytales in a playful way. At 3pm, there will be a small performance for the parents.

 

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Snow White/Dwarfs Workshop at In Grandma’s Attic UWS

Enjoy reenacting the childhood favorite fairytale about Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs! After warm-ups and stretches, we’ll dance as butterflies, horses, and children skipping in the park. Dance improvisation is a time to explore movement, connect to inner impulses, and create new pathways.

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Columbus Day Camp at Queens Zoo

Campers will learn about North, Central and South American biomes and animals that live there with a focus on their adaptations. Dive into predators and ow a food web works in each ecosystem. Then, children learn wildlife conservation and local ways to help global animals.

 

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Robots & Science Columbus Day Camp with NORY (UWS, UES, or Battery Park/FiDi)

Is your child inventive? creative? a problem solver? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you have an innovator on your hands.  Young innovators will develop skills to program a robot and build circuits and structures.

 

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Columbus Day Super Foodies Camp at Taste Buds Kitchen

Super Foodies empower little chefs to be Super Fast, Super Strong, Super Healthy, and Super Happy. Taste colorful and delicious superfood ingredients, build culinary super powers and perfect  techniques. Featuring both savory and sweet recipes from Samosas to Beet Hummus.

Learn Spanish Language at an Early Age

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¡HOLA! A Playgroup in Spanish

Learning a new or second language has many benefits, including exercising your brain. Research shows that the best age to start learning a language is essentially from birth.  There are many resources to help our children learn foreign languages or their family’s native languages.

One of the best for Spanish in NYC is ¡HOLA! A Playgroup in Spanish, which offers total language immersion classes at Apple Seeds in Flatiron.  Below are popular classes for the pre-school set.

¡HOLA! Baby Program for 6-11 months on Thursdays

This foundation program introduces the youngest participants to the Spanish language and sounds in a nurturing context through early acquisition method, by using music, touch, movement and sensory stimuli.  For child and their accompanying adult.

¡HOLA! Toddler 12 months – 2yrs on Tuesdays

This program is beneficial and appropriate for those who have some Spanish background and for total beginners. The class works fine and gross motor skills through songs that involve using bilateral coordination, hand-eye coordination, and finger and hand songs.  Children acquire linguistic skills and develop an “ear” for new sounds learned, while building vocabulary .

¡HOLA!  18 mo’s- Three’s on Thursdays

The program has a wide and carefully planned curriculum for children to begin with the very first steps of verbalizing the words coming from native speakers, from whom they will learn oral, verbal, and auditory skills.  The repetition of the basic words of the day brings out the ability to recognize Spanish in the child’s daily life and the desire to learn it because it’s fun!

15 Fun Classes for Pre-school Kids

Top Classes for Pre-School Aged Children in NYC (Fall/Winter 2018)

Pre-schoolers

NORY Science & Engineering is a Tots and Me class with hands-on experiments and projects.  Teach students ‘why,’ then ‘what’ to help them become more inquisitive and to show them how to look at the world differently.

 

 

Pre-schoolers

Multi-Sport | Rising Roots with FunFit Kids is a drop off class for 3yr olds.  Children focus on specific sport cues and skills that relate to gross-motor movements through games and play. Children also learn about teamwork and rules of gameplay.

 

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Piano Lessons at High Note start as early as 3.  Nora will support your learning of an applied instrument and incorporate theory and ear training following method books and appropriate supplemental materials.

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Fall Soccer Class for ages 2-4 with caregiver with SocRoc. Students learn soccer from a former pro and develop core strength, upper and lower body strength, as well as, flexibility, endurance, and excellent posture.

 

 

 

Pre-schoolers

Take Baby Ballerinas at Joffrey Ballet School in Greenwich Village.  Children explore movement, musicality, motor coordination, thus enhancing the development of both their bodies and minds.

 

 

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Canta y Baila Conmigo for ages 4 and under with Eastside Westside Music Together. For native Spanish speakers to brand new Spanish-learners.

 

 

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Super Tumblers for ages 3-4 at 92nd Street Y.  Teach children age-appropriate, skill-oriented progressions based on USA Gymnastics’ movement programs.

 

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Preschoolers love Music with James!  James Humphrey is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist.

 

 

 

preschoolersEarly Development Art Adventures with Claire’s Creative Adventures (UES) introduces Ages 2-5 to Contemporary, Classic and Multi-Cultural Art.

  • Curriculum Based on Artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Koons and more
  • Introduction to Professional Artist Materials such as plaster, clay, charcoal and mixed media

 

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Hip Hop for Ages 3-5 with Midtown Movement and Dance cultivates passion for dance. Introduce movements used in mainstream hip hop and pop music and jazz technique basics.

 

 

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In Grandma’s Attic has Budding Ballerina & Ballerino for Ages 2-3 (Chelsea, UWS, Harlem).  Each week a different fairytale is read, and then reenacted through dance with costumes and props.

 

 

 

 

preschoolersGet the little ones Moving to the Rhythm of Math at Launch Math + Science for Ages 1.5-3.  With music as the foundation for learning, tots explore concepts such as counting, reading and identifying numbers, and using a number line.

 

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Learn Spanish with ¡HOLA! A Playgroup Toddler Program.  Children acquire linguistic skills and develop an “ear” for new sounds learned, while building Spanish vocabulary.

 

 

 

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Cook with Kids in the Kitchen Ages 2-4 at 92nd Street Y.

 

 

 

preschoolersStart pre-school with a Threes Preschool Class at Wee Ones Club. The daily schedule includes social play, muscle & brain builders, tumbling & jumping, music & instruments, dancing, story time, snack, art, parachute & bubbles.

Fashion Design Classes for Kids

NYC is a fashion capital and our kids are influenced by this every day.  For all the fashion loving kids in NYC, The Fashion Class focuses on fun fashion design themed classes where students learn to sew in a creative environment.  Up-and-coming fashionistas get to choose fabric, put their own personal style on each garment, and embellish to their hearts desire! The Fashion Class offers courses in fashion design, sewing, illustration and creativity.fashion class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fashion Design Classes for Kids

Age: 6 to 12 years

Fashion Design and Sewing Class:  Combines all the elements of design such as measuring, cutting fabric, using patterns and sewing machines into one fabulous course culminating in a professional fashion show!

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Beginner Sewing Class for Kids:  Learn the basics of using a sewing machine while working on real projects. Projects include: Pillow, Headband, Skirt.

Design & Make Room Decor: Learn techniques including cutting, gluing and sewing. Projects include a trendy dream catcher, marbled piggy bank, photo frame, journal, paper mache letters, canvas art and more.

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Fashion Design & Illustration for Kids:  Learn to draw the elongated fashion figure (also known as the croquis). Sketch poses, color and render different types of fabric (like lace, denim and sequins) and design a full collection of clothing.

Age: 8 to 12 years

Fashion Designer: Advanced Sewing for Kids:  ‘Be a fashion designer’ and sketch an original design, choose fabric, create a pattern and sew the completed garment!

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Sew a Stuffed Animal: Class will first design their stuffed animal then use sewing machines and hand sewing to complete their take-home creations.

 

Age: 10 to 12 years

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Pattern & Stitch Advanced Sewing for Kids: Learn to read, use and sew with commercial clothing patterns. This class is designed as a continuation of Fashion Design and Sewing.

 

Age: 13 to 15+ years

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Fashion Design & Sewing for Teens: Use sewing machines to create wearable garments. Perfect for beginners and returning students alike – all projects are self-designed!