We came across a list of great books for those little ones who are in remote schooling! Definitely check these out to help you and your little one navigate the new schooling! Check it out here!
Are you looking for great holiday gifts for your family that will also support local businesses during this unprecedented time? Look no further as we have compiled a list of our favorite local businesses that will ensure that everyone loves their gifts this year! Click on the name for more information!
Groove Family Music
-Music classes for the little ones
-Fantastic range of musical instruments
- Stocking Stuffers
- Gift cards
Jane Goodrich Photography
- Gift cards for workshops
- A photoshoot for your family
How to Photograph Your Kids Course by Jane Goodrich Photography
- Online course to help you learn how to photograph your kids.
- Craft goodie bags
- Gift cards for classes
Pop In Play Cafe
- Gift cards for drop off play time, private play sessions and more.
- Make them a great gift
- To go goodie bags
- Gift cards
- Slime To Go Kits
- Gift cards
- Art to go bags
- Gift cards
You can also head to the Corner Store, Futterman's, Foleys in Larchmont or Millers and the Toy Box in Mamaroneck!
For gifts for those grown ups, head to Mancino's for great gifts or get her a gift certificate to Fit By Burke for that life changing experience!
PLEASE shop local this season so we can ensure our favorite small business are able to stay afloat during this time!
For all of you that having those little ones in remote learning, we came across a really great article on how to survive remote learning!
Definitely check it out they have some really great tips!
A few local businesses are going online to help provide you with fun things to do with your kids at home while you work and teach your kids! We thought we would compile a list so you can easily support these local businesses while having lots of fun things to do with your kids!
Pop back here as we continue to update!
Groove Family Music
Lesley is going live every weekday at 10am to entertain your children while they have fun singing those familiar songs your little ones love. If you are struggling finding 30 minutes to do some work or figure out the google classroom, definitely tune into Groove. https://www.findgroove.com/classes-on-line.html
Ben is still working on some online classes for you but right now he is doing a soccer skills challenge on Instagram and Youtube. As we find out more about his online classes we will share with you here but the meantime visit www.fostersoccer.com/skillschallenge
Budding Buddhas Yoga and Mindfulness Programs are designed to build focus, strength, confidence and a strong sense of self and now are online! https://www.budding-buddhas.com
Dee is offering online yoga classes for both you and your child. In these times, yoga and meditation is essential for calming those nerves. www.pranaprenatalyoga.com/schedule.html
MACINSPIRES are offering private and group classes to learn Coding and 3D Design. Visit their website to book a class https://macinspires.com/online-learning/
Larchmont Music Academy
Now offering online classes for their students. Visit their website for more information larchmontmusicacademy.com
Artistree Performing Arts is now offering live streams to their classes. Visit their website for more info https://artistreearts.com
Larchmont library are hosting storytimes. Visit their website for more info www.larchmontlibrary.org/children-programs/
A Game Sports
A Game Sports is offering virtual classes for their Little Athletes Academy! www.agamesports.net
One River School
One River School are offering fantastic art classes for all ages.
Jane Goodrich Photography
Jane Goodrich is offering one on one photography classes for both kids and adults. Visit www.janegoodrich.com or email her email@example.com
Activities and games!
Our favorite kids store is now online https://stephanieskloset.com! She will deliver or mail you activities, games and clothes to you!
Emilia has put together paint your own pottery kits for your kids to do at home. Visit their website plasterpalacepottery.com
Andersons Bookstore will be taking orders for delivery via their website. Books, puzzles and games! www.andersonsbooksny.com
Fran is offering Art project packs that you can order via the phone (website will be updated shortly). (914) 833-2880
MADE Mamaroneck are offering Art to Go packs that you can order online www.madeartstudio.com/shop
As we navigate this, please remember your local favorite businesses. You can really help them by buying gift cards, asking what they need to stay in business or just sharing to social media how much you love them!
A few other ideas for your little ones during this time -
Please note this will be updated as we find out more. If you know of other tips or local classes that would be relevant to share here - please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
A local favorite for many years, Creative Corner offers nine month programs of study to include painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, and much more. These programs include the following:
Art Pals has been designed specifically for 2 and 3 year old children. This class introduces your child to basic art skills, and gives them opportunity to grow as young artists.
Mix it Up
Mix it up has been designed for 5 to 7 year old children to strengthen their knowledge in art, and further develop art vocabulary and skills. Mixed Media
Mashup has been developed for 7 and up. This class begins the portfolio building stage of your child’s art education.
Adult art classes (now on Tuesdays 12:00-1:30)
This class will teach you a unique balance of artistic technique, while discovering the freedom of your authentic self-expression. If you are looking for an evening art class let us know!
Creative Corner also offers Walk-in Hours/playgroups, Birthday parties – Craft, Canvas Painting and Melting Crayon, and private art events/parties.
Call 914-833-2880 or email at email@example.com.
7 Addison St, Larchmont, NY 10538
Groove Family Music studio is now open across the street from Chatsworth Elementary School. Groove is a local haven for making and appreciating family music.
Groove’s award-winning Music for Aardvarks classes are offered every morning Monday through Saturday, including special sections for mixed ages, non-mobile babies and new walkers. Groove’s newest offering, MiniKeys, a game-based band class for 4-6 year olds, is offered mid-day and afternoons. Groove Family JAM and birthday parties fill the studio on Saturdays and vacation days. The Groove Band has performed at pre- schools, farmers markets and community celebrations throughout lower Westchester County.
Groove is proud of its partnerships with local creatives that have resulted in a number of family-centric collaborations including:
Piano Classes for ages 4-10 with Rhodes Piano Method
Rock OM: Music + Yoga with Budding Buddhas Kids Yoga
Infant/Child CPR with Doula Joyce Havinga-Droop Sing-A-Story with the Voracious Reader
Soulful Parenting Circle with Sanctuary
Guitar Jam with Westchester Acoustic Guitar Meet-Up
“I am so grateful to the thousands of enthusiastic Groove families who have given us the honor and privilege of sharing music with their children,” Lesley J. Barovick, the owner and director of Groove, said in a press release.
Groove Family Music was founded in 2004. Groove’s programs have the distinction of twice being named Best Kids Class and Best Way to Spend Time with the Kids by Westchester Magazine, as well as Top 5 Family Favorites by Westchester Family, Top 20 Kids Attractions by Kids Out and About and Bestie Award Finalist by MommyPoppins .com.
Groove Family Music is located at 158 Larchmont Avenue. To register for a class, book the Groove Band, or attend a Groove event, visit the studio’s website findgroove.com
Image Credit Jane Goodrich Photography
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It's that time of year when we are all shopping for those special people in our lives! If you can, please remember to shop locally. It truly means a lot to our community and the storefronts / restaurants keep our downtown vibrant!
If we can take a pledge to shop locally for our holiday shopping, it means that it could possibly one less empty storefront at this time next year. We want to keep our storefronts open! It is worth the few extra dollars and stroll down the Main Street!
Try to find a new store you haven't been in or truly buy extra from your favorites! If you don't see anything you love, buy gift certificate so your loved ones can choose!
Thanks and happy shopping!