Today (June 19th) is Juneteenth. Starting back in 1865, it is currently one of the oldest celebrations commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. (It was on June 19th that Union soldiers brought the news to Galveston, Texas that the war was over/that the slaves were free.) For more information about the holiday and to find events … [Read more...] about Happy Juneteenth!
1. Hasbro Tonka Wheel Drivers Scoot 'n Scoop 3-in-1 Ride-On: Recommended for children 9 months to 3 years old, this is a great 3-in-1 dump truck. Both of my little boys love it! They enjoy playing with the shape-blocks and playing with the steering wheel which makes noises, has lights, and vibrates. APPROX. … [Read more...] about Mom in the City’s Holiday Toy Guide 2007: Infants
To my surprise, this was the hardest section for which to choose items. I wonder why... 1. International Playthings Lift-Off Rocket: Recommended for ages 18 months+, this rocket, with a lift off sequence, rocket sounds and light up boosters, has been receiving raves from across the board. It comes with 2 astronauts, a space dog, alien, … [Read more...] about Mom in the City’s Holiday Toy Guide 2007: Toddlers
1. Fisher-Price Smart Cycle Physical Learning Arcade System: Recommended for ages 3 to 6 years, this is one of the TOP pre-school holiday toys of the year (so shop early!). Once the stationary bike is connected to your tv, your child must pedal and steer to keep playing the arcade games that they will be viewing on your TV screen. Kids … [Read more...] about Mom in the City’s Holiday Toy Guide 2007: Pre-Schoolers
Last night, our family attended the Eleventh Annual Halloween Celebration at the American Museum of Natural History (www.amnh.org). It was a lot of fun. There were a lot of performances, activities and characters throughout the museum. My son enjoyed Curious George, watching the other children in costume and "trick or treating" at the (over … [Read more...] about Halloween Celebration