Announcement! Open House Lower East Side Location – Welcoming Families to See Our Facility

Announcement! Open House Lower East Side Location – Welcoming Families to See Our Facility

Are you interested in enrolling your child in an eco-friendly daycare/school? Consider the Lower East Side location of All My Children Daycare. We’re holding two open houses. We are inviting families to tour the facilities and learn what the AMC curriculum is all about. Come meet our dedicated staff and director. We are accepting children 6 months to 5 years. Two open houses are scheduled: Dates: Monday, December 17th 7-9PM  and Sunday, January 6th 11AM-2PM. Location: 112 Ridge Street, New York, NY 10002. We will provide open play and arts and crafts for the kids to keep them entertained and occupied.   About us: AMC is committed to preparing young children for school and life readiness. Our safe, nurturing, eco-friendly environment and ethical character define our dedication to your children. We instill within each child the skills necessary to develop their own knowledge. They are the future for a better world. We look forward to meeting you in December or January! Contact us for more information: E-mail Address: info@allmychildrendaycare.com Manhattan Office: (212)...
Winter Blender Soups – One Step to Scrumptious

Winter Blender Soups – One Step to Scrumptious

Winter is the perfect time to enjoy a warm bowl of soup. Comfort food at its finest, a hearty bowl of simmering soup is a belly-filling delight. Whether for a light lunch, afternoon snack, or a dinner starter, soup is always a crowd-pleaser. Now imagine making homemade soup in a snap by using a blender to combine all the ingredients in a flash. It’s easy and efficient, then all you have to do is warm it up in a pot on the stove or in the microwave. Save batches in the freezer to heat up when you’re in a rush but want something soothing to eat. Here are two winter blender soup recipes the family is sure to love. Grab a spoon and dig in! Sweet Potato Puree We all love sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving but tend to forget about the tender tater come winter. The wholesome potato is full of flavor and makes for a great blender soup. Kids love the sweet taste and you’ll love that you’re feeding them something nutritious. Makes 4 servings. Ingredients: 4 large sweet potatoes (use yams if you can’t find sweet potatoes) oven-cooked or microwaved ‘till fork-tender. Cool and dice. 1 cup whole milk (or low-fat). Swap with soy if you’re dairy-free. 4 tablespoons melted butter 2 tablespoons dried onion 1 teaspoon white pepper 1 teaspoon kosher salt Parsley for garnish Sour cream for garnish Place all ingredients (aside from the parsley and sour cream) in a blender and blend until smooth. Heat in a pot or in the microwave and serve with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of...
Three Things to Do at Bedtime

Three Things to Do at Bedtime

After a long day of school, extra-curriculars, homework, dinner, and playtime, getting into bed is something we all look forward to. Kids are exhausted and parents can’t wait for the kids to hit the sack. But before the kids close their eyes and drift off into dream world, here are three things you can do to end the day on a positive note. Make it a habit to spend these precious moments with your children to enrich their lives every night. Read Together A bedtime story is always something to look forward to. No matter your child’s age, when you sit together and flip through the pages of a good book, the time is well-spent. Choose a story that your child will look forward to getting back to night after night and take turns reading aloud. Not only is the experience one to cherish, but it will enhance your child’s vocabulary while having fun. Talk About the Day When your child is finally relaxed, it is the perfect time to look back on the day and discuss the high and low points. It is so important that your child knows you are available to talk, no matter the subject. No secrets and no surprises. When your child is secure in knowing you are a shoulder to lean on and ready to offer advice and support, it will only bring you closer. Tune Out Bedtime is when we decompress and unwind. This means it’s time to put the electronics away. No cell phones or tablets. Turn off the TV and dim the lights. There is so much to distract us...
Cozy Up for the Cooler Weather – Fun Stuff to Do Inside

Cozy Up for the Cooler Weather – Fun Stuff to Do Inside

November is here and fall is in full force. While the changing leaves and nip in the air are refreshing at first, soon it will just be too cold to enjoy the outdoor activities as much as we do during summertime. This means it’s time to head indoors for some cool weather fun. Cozying up with family is always a plus, so use the cooler weather to your advantage. Here are a few fun ideas for fall family time. Hot Cocoa Bar What could be better than a warm and comforting mug of hot cocoa? Make the experience even better by setting up a bar of toppings the kids can pile high over their cocoa. Lay out bowls of whipped cream, cocoa powder, mini marshmallows, crushed candy canes, and chocolate chips. Get fancy with flavored syrups and chocolate shavings. Serve with cookies for dunking and dessert is served! Family Portraits Everyone gets a sketch pad and it’s time for drawing. Pick a family member and sketch their portrait. They don’t need to be perfect, just artistic renditions that are sure to get lots of attention when hung on the fridge or framed. Color them in or keep them simple. Let those inner artists shine through! Movie Night With a chill in the air, it’s so much more relaxing to spend the evening at home. Rent a few movies, pop a big bowl of popcorn, and sit back on the sofa. Pick something seasonal or a movie the whole family can get into. Laugh along with a comedy or let your emotions flow with a great drama. A movie-musical will...
Fall Fun with the Family

Fall Fun with the Family

The crisp feeling of fall is in the air. Leaves are changing, the weather is getting brisk, and T-shirts and shorts are being put away for the season. While summer brings a smile to kids’ faces, so does fall. The change in season brings a sense of newness, and the rhythm of school and all that goes with it is falling into a steady beat. Now that the season is in full swing, take advantage of some of the fun that’s meant for fall. Here are three family-friendly activities everyone will enjoy. Make the most of this time of year before winter’s chill keeps everyone indoors. Apple Picking Take a drive to an orchard or farm and enjoy a day of apple picking. Being outdoors in the fresh air is a nice change of pace and the scenery is delightful. Pick your own apples for eating as is or for baking pies and cobblers. If you want to gather lots of apples, you can make applesauce or jam that will last a while. But remember to enjoy a fresh, juicy apple on the way home…there’s nothing like it! Pumpkin Patch Halloween is right around the corner…time to get your pumpkin for transforming into a scary Jack-o-Lantern. But you’ll need more than one pumpkin if you want to whip up a tasty pumpkin pie in time for Thanksgiving. The kids will love frolicking through the pumpkin patch and choosing their own pumpkin. And don’t forget to toast up the seeds for a healthful snack to munch on. Walking Paths Find a local path and take a walk as a family....
The National Toy Hall of Fame Contenders

The National Toy Hall of Fame Contenders

Let’s Hear it for the Toys! Toys of yesteryear, today, and those that have stood the test of time will have a chance to be inducted into NY’s National Toy Hall of Fame this year. From dolls to board games, simple to hi-tech, these toys are at the top of their game. They are in the running to make history in Rochester, NY. The Best of the Best The National Toy Hall of Fame recently unveiled this year’s finalists! They include American Girl, Tickle Me Elmo, He-Man, Masters of the Universe, Uno, Magic 8 Ball, Chutes and Ladders, the Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Tudor Electric Football, pinball, the sled, chalk, and tic-tac-toe. Vote for Your Favorite Toy! Toy lovers are welcome to weigh in on the selection process through September 19th. “The three toys that receive the most public votes will be submitted on one ballot and will join the other top-three submissions from members of the 23-person National Selection Advisory Committee. The public will collectively act as one member of the committee. The final inductees will be revealed at a special ceremony at The Strong on Thursday, November 8,” notes the National Toy Hall of Fame.” http://www.toyhalloffame.org/players-choice-ballot Prior inductees include LEGO, Monopoly, the Rubik’s Cube, alphabet blocks, and Atari 2600 Game System. Be sure to vote. And stay tuned to see which toys make it to the hall of fame. Is there a toy you’d love to see get this high acclaim? What’s your child’s fave toy and what was yours when you were a kid? For more info like this, please visit All My Children’s blogs. By: Melissa A....
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