It's a bird! It's a plane! It's...
Thu May 22
...Just your little one out to save the world. We know you think your babe is a superhero already (and chances are, they think you are one too). But if your kids want to look the part, they're in luck. Today at Tribeca Cinemas, luxury baby boutique Babesta hosts a unique event in conjuction with the Met's new exhibit "Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy," which revolves around the concept of transformation and metamorphosis through fabric and imagination, just like a superhero. Kids can create their own capes using a variety of materials from feathers to paint, or they can head over to the Fashion Fantasy Game station to create a virtual crime-fighting ensemble. Once they've channeled their inner Coco Chanel, photographer Christopher Auger-Dominguez snaps shots of the tikes dressed to the nines and ready to fight crime. While your kids prepare to take on the bad guys, you can sip on a glass of wine or two, and snacks are available when little ones get hungry, After all,...
Kid Picks reviews Narnia
Wed May 21
Find out what youngsters had to say about The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian in this new review from our friends at Kid Picks. Plus, go to kidpicksonline.com for more reviews from kid critics. Read the Time Out Kids review of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.
Wii Fit promotes fitness--to a fault?
Tue May 20
I finally lugged home my Wii Fit, rallied the troupes (otherwise known as my sister and my boyfriend) and tried out the exercise system's various training games. I wasn't quite sure what to expect. On the one hand, I understood that this was designed as a substitute for my (infrequent) trips to Crunch, an adults-only gym. But I also knew that every commercial I've seen for Wii Fit has featured slim children head butting soccer balls. I wondered: Would this be an extension of Wii sports or a substitute for Abs of Steel? As I discovered last night, Wii Fit is both. It's filled with motion-sensitive games that simulate fun-filled, outdoor activities—like downhill skiing, hula-hooping and walking a tight rope. These diversions were so much fun that three of us found actually argued about who's turn it was (usually it was mine). But Wii Fit also features a required fit test, in which each player's BMI (Body Mass Index) is measured and a goal for weight loss is set. It also includes...
Get Wii Fit today in Central Park!
Mon May 19
Nintendo's entertainment system, Wii, has become as big of a phenomenon as slap bracelets and pogs were in my own youth. While Nintendo entertained me for countless hours in the 80's with Mario mazes and Duckhunt shootouts, today's kid’s afternoons are spent playing virtual tennis under a customized character of their own design. Dozens of games have been released that are compatible with Wii (often even specialized for the system), and today the mega-company introduces Wii Fit. The new program incorporates a "Balance Board" on which you can try more than 40 different physical activities (think yoga, aerobic exercises and strength building) that twist and turn bodies in innovative ways. The game is designed to combine staying fit with gaming--a great goal for a generation that is spending so much time in front of a television set. Today in Central Park, families can come test out the Board with live demonstrations, and even get some fitness advice or a personal Wii Fit training...
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