What... (i.e. camp, dance class, birthday party)
        
 
Pick a NYMetroParents Region: All Regions   Manhattan    Brooklyn    Queens    Westchester    Rockland   Fairfield    Nassau    Suffolk  

Resources

   

KMART CELEBRATES NEW PLAYDATE PARENTS ONLINE COMMUNITY WITH NYC FAMILY PICNIC

     Home  >  Articles  > Local News - Manhattan
by NYMetroParents Staff

Related: kmart, playdate parents, playdate picnic, NYC, playdate place, play date, online community, Playdate Perks,


Kmart marked the debut of its new online community, Playdate Parents, with NYC families during a Playdate Picnic at Hudson River Park. The event celebrated the new website's resources to help parents plan successful play dates.

Kim Danger of MommySavers.com

On July 16, Kmart invited NYC families and kids to a Playdate Picnic at Hudson River Park's Pier 46 in Greenwich Village. Attendees interacted with the latest toys to hit the market while mingling with other local families. The event is part of a national series hosted by Kmart, to celebrate the company's new Playdate Parents, an online community where customers can find advice from leading bloggers and access plenty of knowledge guides to help plan successful play dates all year long.

Harlem Boys & Girls ClubThe community is part of Kmart's Playdate Place, a website launched in late 2010 that offers both parents and children a fun, inspirational, and practical resource for all things play date, to help nurture the need for more play dates and to take the burden of planning away from parents. Because planning the perfect play date is more than just child's play, with issues ranging from coordinating with other parents and selecting the appropriate toys to adult and child etiquette.

Play dates serve as a platform for parents to help their children acquire basic cognitive and socializing skills through new games, and play dates allow children to see new settings. Play dates also help parents get together to discuss tips, recommend new toys, and socialize with other adults who, by having kids of the same age, share some of the same interests and concerns.

Kids try out some of the latest Kmart toysThe latest lineup of Kmart Playdate Parents reflects the diversity of parents today -- there are moms and dads, singles, and couples. The mom bloggers are Isabel Kallman of AlphaMom.com, Migdalia Rivera of LatinaOnAMission.com, Kim Danger of MommySavers.com, Jodi Grundig of MomsFavoriteStuff.com, and Liz Thompson of thisfullhouse.com. The dad bloggers are Clay Nichols and Brad Powell of DadLabs.com, Jason Avant of DadCentric.com, Mike Johnson of PlaygroundDad.com, and Lamar and Ronnie Tyler of blackandmarriedwithkids.com blog as a team.

The newly redesigned Kmart Playdate Place also offers customers the opportunity to win Kmart Playdate Perks weekly and monthly prizes. Currently, there's a chance to win the Ultimate Playdate Picnic Package, worth $250.

 

Check out this video by Kmart featuring playdate tips from parents and play experts.

 


Get Your FREE Indoor Activity eGuide!

More Local News - Manhattan Articles

Whitby School Offers Social Group for Parents of Young Kids

Sesame Street Exhibit to Open at the New York Public Library
Day Care and After-School Center Opens on Lower East Side
Manhattan Landmark Adds Eclectic Mix of Performing Arts Courses
Columbus Gym to Offer Gymnastics and Music Program

Be a good fellow parent and share this with a friend who would be interested
Email Friend

Local Local News - Manhattan Sponsors

Magical Productions
several locations, NY
718-928-9709
...

Elliott's Classes and Kids in Bloom, a Preschool Alternative Program
131 W. 86th St.
New York, NY
917-517-8721
We help families provide their children with stron...

Taste Buds
109 W. 27th St (at 6th Ave)
NY
212-242-2248
Calling all chefs! Whip up a tasty birthday event ...

Seriously Spoiled Salon & Spa
75-24 Metropolitan Ave
Middle Village, NY
718-326-4300
THE premier ultra luxurious salon and spa destinat...

Marcia the Musical Moose
New York, New Jersey and Connecticut
,
212-567-0682
Guitar, Magic & Puppet Show! Specializing in ages ...
See Our Local News - Manhattan Directory

local zones

Nassau

Nassau cont.

Suffolk

Suffolk cont.

Westchester

Westchester cont.

Fairfield

Rockland

Rockland cont.

Queens

Queens cont.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn cont.

Manhattan

Copyright 2014 NY Metro Parents Magazine Site Design: THE VOICE