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Little ones will have a blast at the county’s top-rated education programs, clothing stores, toy shops, and fun centers.
Ethically Made Products Retailer
This chic, curated, clothing-and-accessory boutique in Chappaqua offers creative, fun items for babies, kids, teens, and even moms from mindful manufacturers. Chocked with stylish, independent brands that raise awareness in social issues, such as fair trade, the shop would be perfectly suited to Manhattan’s SoHo. And they gift-wrap!
Indoor Creative Space
The Pottery Factory
We’ve all spent a lot of time cooped up at home during the pandemic, so having someplace else to get creative is a welcome reprieve. The Pottery Factory provides just that, with options for paint-your-own pottery, as well as candle-making, glass-fusing, and soap-making activities that appeal to the family. Walk in anytime or book a private party for a birthday, girls’ paint night, or a romantic date. The shop also hosts frequent workshops, where you can learn to work with materials like acrylic, stoneware, and resin.
Endless Adventure Camps
While Endless Adventure Camps offers awesome summer activities as well as superb fall and spring escapes, they really shine with their winter ski trips. Taking place on weekend days throughout the season at Highmount, New York’s Belleayre Mountain, this ski adventure open to kids aged 9 to 18, as well as their parents offers an entire day of safe fun on the slopes with eight to 10 participants led by the company’s knowledgeable staff.
Swimfinity Swimming Academy
What sets this swim school apart from the rest is the focus on an initial six-week survival swim program with one-on-one instruction (four, 10-minute lessons weekly), teaching babes to float, relax, and breathe for an indefinite period, utilizing the rollover breathing technique. Once mastered, children 6 to 36 months are on their way to learning to swim safely and to general aquatic bliss.
Infant & Tot Clothing
Beautiful, well-constructed gifts for babies and young children can often be difficult to procure. Enter this charming shop with three New York City locations and one in Scarsdale that offers cute clothing for your tiny tot, including unique onesies and stylish pajamas, as well as top-tier toys, cool crafts for kids, or any one of several other charming gifts for perfect for little ones.
Face Masks for Kids
No kid (or adult) enjoys wearing a face mask, but ones that are comfortable, adjustable, reversible, cute, and upcycled make the experience infinitely easier. Double-layered and fashioned from a machine-washable cotton blend, these masks make a difference in more ways than one — each purchase equals a donation to an organization in need.
DIY Baby Photography
Baby Box Studio
Don’t let the most precious moments of your child’s life pass you by just because you don’t have time or money for a professional photographer. Dobbs Ferry startup Baby Box Studio has invented an ingenious way to cherish your little one. They mail you a “mini-studio” that contains everything you need to dress, pose, and photograph your infant, which then syncs up with a convenient phone app through which you can choose a background, print, frame, and even share your sweet shot.