Babies for [your political affiliation here]
Tue Mar 4
Election season hasn't just infiltrated your daily dose of media consumption. You can't escape the coverage on TV, radio or in your weekly mag and you might not be able to escape it at the playground either. Election Ts and onesies are giving excited New Yorkers even more outlets to show their love for their party and favorite candidates. Even though we think they make politics hip and look absolutely adorable, is it right to force our ideas so early on? Last week I saw Senator Clinton when she came to Hunter College. There were the usual pins like, "Men for Hillary" and "Black Students for Hillary," but outside there were also a few Hillary faces on onesies. The mother of one child looked to the other and said, "My boy will love Hillary, this is such great opportunity for him!" He looked a little over a year old--I don't know if he'll even remember this glorious moment. Are we pushing our ideas on our little ones or are the election Ts just so cute and all in good fun?...
Store opening: Pink Olive
Fri Feb 29
One of my favorite children's stores, Pink Olive, is opening a second location this weekend in where else but Park Slope (in case you haven't been to the original , it's in the East Village on East 9th Street). The new 600-square-foot Brooklyn store, located at 167 Fifth Avenue, carries products from Dwell Studio, Pink Chicken, BlaBla, Zid Zid, Knock Knock and My Favorite Mirror, among others. I'm a huge fan of their baby clothes—especially the Deadly Girl Couture bodysuits with sayings like "Louis Spitton," "Burpberry" and "Pradada." The best part about the new store, though, is that not all of the gear is for the tiny set. Owner Grace Kang (tell her I said hi if you see her!) is also featuring cool items for the home. If you're in the area this weekend, stop by. Shoppers visiting March 1 to March 3 will receive a free gift with purchase. Go to pinkoliveboutique.com or call 212-780-0036 for more information. Check out more too-cute clothing for kids in our Shopping section>>
Prehistoric pals make kid-friendly Hip-Hop
Thu Feb 28
Baby Loves Hip Hop's newest release is so adorable! The Dino-5 are a prehistoric hip-hop supergroup composed of famous and Grammy winning MCs that teach life lessons while they throw down some nice beats. They are MC T-Rex (Chali 2na), Billy Brontosaurus (Wordsworth), Tracy Triceratops (Lady Bug Mecca), TEO Pterodactyl (Scratch) and the famous DJ Stegosaurus (Prince Paul). The ferocious T-Rex has been transformed into a friendly, misunderstood dino who just wants to be accepted but his paleolithic peers have trouble getting past his mean appearance. True to history, the bronty is still a veggiesaurus while the pterodactyl is the resident beat-boxer and DJ Stegosaurus is the backbone of the group, no doubt because of those plates along his body. Not that dinosaurs were ever uncool, but these dino-pals give them a totally fun, modern makeover. Parents should be thankful that the American Museum of Natural History has suggested admission because you might be making a few trips to visit...
Which movies to see this weekend
Thu Feb 28
Not sure which movie to see this weekend? Check out the latest reviews from our friends at Kid Picks. They interview the youngsters themselves to get their takes on the G- and PG-rated films in theaters. The Spiderwick Chronicles Read our interview with Spiderwick star Mary-Louise Parker! Step Up 2 the Streets Hannah Montana 3D For more movie reviews from kid critics, visit kidpicksonline.com. Find out more about Kid Picks and why we're so obsessed with the site.
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