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We created a set of coloring pages for you to use with your children!  On each sheet, start by tracing the color name in the corresponding color then identify all the items and fill in.
Click through to get all the printable coloring sheets!
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Next time you take a hike with your kids, print out a copy of this scavenger hunt to bring along!
Can you find all 20?
Click the link below to download and print the PDF.

Scavenger Hunt-Nature Walk PDF

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Our coloring sheet is perfect for identifying healthy fruits and vegetables by color. After your kids color it in, use the sheet for counting activities! Click below to download and print.

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Play mats allow babies to explore their world through sight, touch, and sound.  We picked ten favorites that rank high in customer reviews and aesthetic appeal.  Browse below to find the perfect design for your family!

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Beach day with the kids? A scavenger hunt is the perfect activity for children to actively explore the beach! Click the link below to download and print the PDF.

Scavenger Hunt- Beach Day Search PDF

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Creating origami art is a perfect way to spend a rainy afternoon.  It’s a quiet activity that will exercise your child’s concentration and fine motor skills.  Try making this little piano today!  We created a template for you to download and print.  Use regular copying paper and print page 1 first, then print page 2 on the reverse side.  Follow the pictures below!

Click here to download the Piano Origami Template

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A couple weeks ago, we posted our first scavenger hunt for city kids.  We had so much fun creating it that we decided to make another one!   Click on the link below to download the PDF and print!

Scavenger Hunt for Kids: City Search 2


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I created a scavenger hunt for city kids!  This hunt is perfect for toddlers and young children exploring their environment.  Click on the link below to download the PDF and print!

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Little Writer is the perfect iPad app for toddlers to learn the basics of writing while practicing number, letter, and shape recognition. The beautifully designed, uncomplicated, and FREE app appeals to both young children and their parents. Continue reading

Next week, we’re hosting a FREE Art Workshop for children at our Upper East Side studio!


WHEN:  Wednesday May 16, 2012 from 3:00 – 3:45

WHERE:  TLB Music, 266 East 78th Street
(between 2nd and 3rd)

LED BY:  Dutchess-Venita Adomakoh,
founder of Those Art Kids

FOR:  Children ages 2 – 6

RSVP:  Call 212-744-0404 or email tlb@tlbmusic.com to reserve a spot for your child!


Those Art Kids (TAK) is a free-spirited, multi-media art exploration for toddlers and preschoolers that introduces budding young artists to the art world’s masters. TAK classes enable children to express themselves uniquely, improve fine motor skills, learn about different cultures and explore the environment and the world around them. TAK has been acknowledged by both the Keith Haring and the Romare Bearden foundations in NYC.

At our music studio, our students love creating music-inspired art by drawing with crayons while listening to live classical music.  We picked 3 of our favorite classical pieces for you to share with your children.  Creating music-inspired art is easy! First, give your children a simple introduction to the music- the title, the composer, and more talking points depending upon age.  Then, ask them to listen to the music and draw what they feel.   You can start with a blank sheet of paper or print out the coloring sheets below.  Paper-free option:  save the images to your iPad or any other tablet and “paint” in a drawing app!

1.  Flight of the Bumblebee Rimsky-Korsakov

Flight of the Bumblebee is an interlude from the opera The Tale of Tsar Saltan by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Rimsky-Korsakov was a famous Russian composer who wrote the piece in 1899-1900. In the opera, a magic swan-bird transforms the Prince into a bumblebee so that he fly to visit his father, who does not know that his son is still alive! This piece of music is very fast! For this one, you may want to ask your children to first watch the short video and then listen a second time while attempting to color in the bumblebee before the music finishes!  Simple talking points/questions for young children:  What colors are bumblebees?  What sound do they make?  How do they move?  Have you ever seen one? Where?

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When we came across this free app for children ages 2-6, we fell in love with it immediately.

Art Maker reminds us of the sticker books we had as children.  We both loved decorating scenes with sparkly, fuzzy, and scratch-n-sniff stickers!  This app provides the same feel but with lots of modern updates.
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Hohner makes fantastic, durable musical instruments for young children.  Almost all of the instruments our students play in our Upper East Side music studio are by Hohner.  They are attractive, easy to clean, and have great sound!  We put together a list of the 5 most popular.
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We added a new page to our site!  Our NYC Parenting Workshops page lists the upcoming parenting workshops held at our studio.  All the workshops we host allow you to get great advice from knowledgable professionals while meeting and talking with other parents in an intimate setting.

To RSVP: call 212.744.0404 or email thebirdfeednyc@gmail.com

Upcoming NYC Parenting Workshops

Responsive Parenting and the Value of a Flexible Routine (0-6 years)
Wednesday March 7, 2012

Nanny 101
Wednesday March 28th, 2012

Siblings: From Preparation to Positive Relationships
Wednesday April 25, 2012

Toilet Training and Signs of Readiness
Wednesday May 23, 2012

Separation at Camp and Beyond
Wednesday June 6, 2012

CLICK HERE to visit our NYC Parenting Workshops Page!

In New York City, there are countless classes developed for young children.  Parents are faced with choosing from the wide variety that the city has to offer- music, art, gym, swimming, language, dance, science, yoga, theatre, cooking, sign language, and more!  How do you decide what classes to take?

The best way to start is by taking a trial class or a drop-in class to see your child’s response to each program.  If a trial or drop-in isn’t available, stop by the location to see the space in person and meet the staff before signing up!

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