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It’s Back to Class Season at Kidz Central Station!

Baby girl and her mother playing at homeUh-oh . . . it’s August. There’s still plenty of summer left, but August is a reminder to
savor every summer second because fall is coming soon. If you haven’t thought a minute about what classes your child should take when September arrives, you’re not alone—many parents put it off because it can be pretty overwhelming.

To relieve some of the stress, Kidz Central Station is starting a “Back to Class” series here on Kidz Buzz, with class tips for every age, interest, and neighborhood. We’ll give advice, answer questions, and do our best to make it easy for you to sign up your kids for fall classes and enjoy the rest of your summer. To start, here are a few tips for choosing the best fall classes!

Try something new! While you may have a favorite program that you continuously sign up for with friends, try adding a new class to your child’s repertoire this fall. There are so many unique programs out there that you probably don’t know exist! Kidz Central Station lets you search by type of class and neighborhood, so try a search in your area to see what hidden gems are right around the corner.

Schedule classes around your child’s needs. Little kids can be unpredictable. But if your child has a particular nap schedule or there’s a time of day he or she will be most engaged in class, factor that in when choosing a session. Because really, what mom wants schedule 15 make-up classes because her child slept through class yet again? Luckily, many of the programs on Kidz Central Station offer a variety of times and days for each class, so it’s easy to find the perfect option for your child.

Try a class NOW. Since fall classes don’t start until next month, August is a great time to register for a trial class. Most programs offer them for free or at a nominal cost, so it’s worth a try before you buy. To search for a trial class on Kidz Central Station, simply check the box for “Trial Class” when searching from the homepage to see what’s available.

Don’t overbook. With so many possibilities, and so many unique fall classes for NYC kids, it can be tempting to enroll for an activity or two every day of the week. While structured activities are important for development and learning, kids still need free time to run around and play with pals—especially since fall is still warm enough to take advantage of NYC’s parks and playgrounds. But don’t worry—winter comes next, so in just a few months your little one can try all of the classes there wasn’t time for in the fall.

Introducing the First Class Ticket

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As both parents and members of the parenting industry, we’ve been asked a lot of questions about raising kids in New York City. Many parents, especially those outside NYC, seem to think there are a lack of kid friendly options available in the Big Apple, but we find that the biggest problem is choosing from the over-abundance of possibilities: schools, parks, theater, museums etc. and then there are all of the activities and classes.

We love having all these choices, and they are among the reasons many parents decide to raise their children in NYC. But figuring out which option is best for your kids and family is often a challenge itself. It’s with this in mind that we started asking parents we’ve met at various Kidz Central Station events, “What would make choosing a class for your kids easier?” The answer over and over was, “give me choices but don’t overwhelm me with options.”

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So, we thought about it. We talked to some of our amazing class providers, and we’ve come up with an answer that is a win-win for everyone: the First Class Ticket. This one ticket buys you and your child the opportunity to sample four different types of classes, from four different providers, and all within a similar neighborhood or area. And all of this costs less than $10 a class. We’ve done the leg work so you don’t have to. All you need to do show up and play, learn and watch your child thrive. When you find the class (or classes) that fit you and your child, you can sign up for more with confidence and ease. We hope you love it and that it makes your life easier and more fun!

Here is how it works:
It’s this simple: buy one First Class Ticket from Kidz Central Station, try four different classes, offered by four amazing providers, in one general area, all for under $10 a class. Pay only $39 for classes valued at more than $120, when purchased individually. With the First Class Ticket you and your child will sample a new music, art, physical play and enrichment class. All you have to do is sign-up, save money, time, and hassle while trying out a handful of amazing classes. It’s the best ticket in town to find the greatest kids classes NYC has to offer this Fall!

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The following is a list of the providers and locations available on the First Class Ticket Fall 2013:

FIRST CLASS TICKET – UPPER EAST SIDE
NY Kids Club, TLB Music, The Art Farm in the City, Moosiki Kids, Lets Gogh Art

FIRST CLASS TICKET – MIDTOWN EAST/WEST
Wee Ones Club, Kids at Work, Let’s Gogh Art, NY Kids Club

FIRST CLASS TICKET – DOWNTOWN
Little Peep Prep, Swaddle Waddle, NY Kids ClubMusic Beans

There are a limited number of First Class Tickets available. Classes are available for children aged 6 months to 24 months. Limit of one class per child per venue. Sign up and find your new favorite class today!

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