Game On at The Franklin Institute with Game Masters

Game On at The Franklin Institute

With the birth of the computer, came video games. From the earliest conceptions of computers which have less memory than our calculators, individuals were creating games to play on them. From Space Invaders destroying alien ships to Sonic the Hedgehog ambitiously running to collect points to the Sims creating whole new worlds, each video game … [Read more…]

Sparkles & Happy:  A Tale of Two Sequin Pets

Sparkles and Happy Together

Creativity for Kids is happy to sparkle with Sequin Pets! While there are concrete categories of toys that we often times comprehend such as building, arts or technology, Creativity for Kids is noticing another trend. There are a large number of children that struggle with overstimulation and sensory needs due to anxiety, ADHD, overall developmental … [Read more…]

Smithsonian Magazine Annual Museum Day

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

Updated for 2019! Each September, museums all across the country open their doors for FREE allowing everyone to experience the beauty, wonder and intrigue they have to offer. The Smithsonian Magazine Annual Museum Day is a way for other museums to “emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian’s Institute in Washington D.C.” which offers free admission … [Read more…]

Xtreme Bugs is Extremely Awesome

Xtreme Bugs at The Academy Of Natural Sciences (1)

My son has become fascinated with bugs this summer which makes it the perfect time to visit The Academy of Natural Sciences! Last year, he might have gotten bitten by entomology when we visited Bug Fest. I was thrilled to learn that The Academy would host the Xtreme Bugs exhibit which focuses on these creatures. … [Read more…]

Amazing Places That Bring Story Books to Life

Amazing Places that Bring Story Books to Life

What do nursery rhymes, fairy tales and wizarding worlds all have in common? They are all stories kids love. Whether it’s the Old Woman in the Shoe, Snow White or Harry Potter, these stories take us to far away lands and expand our imaginations. BUT what if those stories could come to life? Well, many … [Read more…]

Edible Academy at New York Botanical Garden

Edible Academy at New York Botanical Gardens

The New York Botanical Gardens spans over 250 acres yet consists of multiple gardens and historic architecture in the Bronx just a drive over the Washington Bridge. Visitors can enjoy the tram to transport them to the different spaces or if the weather is pleasant take strolls through picturesque scenery. Prompting our visit this summer … [Read more…]

Shark Week Learning Toys

Shark Week Learning Toys

Fintastic Learning Opportunities are in the Ocean! We are fast approaching our favorite time of summer which is the legendary, educational and fun celebration of Shark Week! While my son has always been captivated by sharks and ocean creatures, he and his sister are finally approaching an age where they can appreciate the television show … [Read more…]