April 17, 2014
Mark Your Calendars for the April 27th Church Avenue Street Fair!
It’s that time of year again! The annual Church Avenue Street Fair will unfurl its magic on Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm along Church Avenue between Coney Island Avenue and Argyle Road. The Church Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) announces that this year’s beloved celebration will not only bring back the free events, shopping, rides, and awesome food from last year, but will also add a Caribbean Fashion Show!
The Street Fair is also the place to discover the unique products and services of area organizations like Brooklyn Mayd, who will be showcasing their custom bikes built for all ages, and Midwood Martial Arts, who will be exhibiting a martial arts demonstration, Honeydew Drop Playhouse ( Pre-K) will also be doing “Face Painting”. To find out more information visit http://www.cb14brooklyn.com/church-avenue-street-fair/
March 20, 2014
Join Honeydew Drop Playhouse
on Saturday March 22, 2014 for our
Address: 1113 church ave
Brooklyn, NY 11218
Cost $5 per Adults
Children will be able to enjoy our indoor jungle gym ball pit, and face and paint, while parents participate in out nutrition class.
Instructor: Carol Patti draws upon her 20 years as a clinical nutritionist, 10 years in social work and 8 years as a leadership coach to offer an integrative mind-body-spirit approach to nutritional healing.
While teaching clients about sound nutritional principles and how to make better food choices, Carol helps them to look at how their food and eating habits relate to other aspects of their lives.
She works with the individual metabolic needs of her clients and integrates alternative testing and nutritional supplementation as needed.
please RSVP at email@example.com
February 11, 2014
A Moving Child is a Learning
Librarian and Educator Workshop
Brooklyn Heights Library
280 Cadman Plaza West @ Tillary Street
Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 10:30 – Noon
Brooklyn Heights Library, Auditorium
Join us for a participatory workshop with play, movement, and child development experts Gill Connell and Cheryl McCarthy, authors of A Moving Child is a Learning Child: How the Body Teaches the Brain to Think
(Free Spirit Publishing, 2014).
Learn how to help children (babies to primary graders or
“snugglers” to “skedaddlers”) develop their full potential through a balanced diet of physical activity.
Online registration required and space is limited.
For more information, call 718-230-2233
To register or go to
February 6, 2014
Join Honeydew Drop Playhouse
Saturday February 8th, 2014
For Music with Mrs. Christine
There will be dancing, singing and playing with instruments
Valentines Party right after
Free play in our indoor Jungle, and face painting.
For children ages 1-7 years old
Cost: $8 per child
Address: 1113 church ave
between Westminster and stratford
November 5, 2013
Our Adult/Child CPR class is
OPEN TO EVERYONE:
Parents, Nannies & Childcare
December, 14th 2013
10am -2 pm
Honeydew Drop Playhouse
1113 Church Avenue
Bet. Stratford &
October 31, 2013
Breast Cancer Walk Oct. 20th 2013 (Prospect Park, Brooklyn).
September 16, 2013
Making Strides of Brooklyn
Join Honeydew Drop fight against breast cancer.
July 8, 2013
Come Join Honeydew’s FREE open house event.
We invite you and your children to Join us in an afternoon of Face painting, Sing-A-Longs, and Snacks
Where: Honeydew Drop Little Stars
257 Columbia street
between president and Carroll
When: Thursday July 11, 2013
Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
June 26, 2013
HONEYDEW SAFARI! on 14th st in Park Slope!
Currently Enrolling Children ages 2-5 years old.
Child Centered Quality Care for the Whole Child.
Loving, Educated and Trained Teachers
Scholastic’s Big-Day for Pre-K’ Curriculum
Pre-K and K-readiness based on NAEYC/ Board of Education Standards
Healthy Snacks and Lunches
Daily Trips to the Playground or Community Walks
Educational Trips to Farms, Wildlife centers and Puppet Shows
Music and Yoga enrichment classes
Visit our website for more information:
And email us to schedule a visit!
June 5, 2013
Dental health is vital for general health and appearance in childhood and all through life. Preventive dentistry is so good these days that our kids can look forward to keeping those pearly whites bright and shiny all their lives. And we now know so much about keeping fear and pain out of dental care that kids should really have no reason to worry when it’s time for one of those twice-a-year visits. Here are a few things you can do to be sure your child gets the right care and develops an attitude that will ensure that his smile stays bright for a lifetime.
Pick a kid-friendly dentist.
There are pediatric dentists who have additional training and interest in kids’ dental issues. If you don’t have one in your community, look for a dentist whose waiting room, staff attitude, and comfort with children tell you this will be a good experience. Your health care provider will have suggestions.
Visit ahead of time. Bring a child in before the time of the appointment to get acquainted with the place.
Examine your own attitude about the dentist. Many parents have some memories of bad dental experiences, and they can give unspoken negative messages about the dental chair. The parent who can be the most positive about the visit should be the one to go with the child.
Respect those baby teeth. Even though your child will lose his first teeth, proper care for them, including fillings, coatings, and extraction of teeth that have died, are all part of ensuring that the teeth underneath and the jaw grow well and stay healthy. Be ready for suggestions about care that weren’t options when you were a kid. Ask about fluoride rinses.
Here are a few things you can do at home between visits to keep things sparkly:
- Teach kids to brush twice a day. Good times are after breakfast and before bed. Supervise at least the evening brushing for kids under 7; supervise both for kids under 4.
- Use a soft-bristle brush. Hard ones scrape the gums and can foster bacteria. Change the brush every six months, or sooner if it wears out.
- Put a timer in the bathroom. Set it for two to three minutes. That’s what it takes to get things really clean.
- Check on fluoride. Contact your health care provider about using fluoride supplements. The kind and amount will depend upon the fluoride content in your local water. Don’t assume you don’t need it if your child drinks bottled water with fluoride, as it may not be enough.
- Avoid sticky foods. Some kinds of gummy candy or fruit rolls are mostly sugar and stick all day to the chewing surface of the teeth.
By Suzanne Dixon M.D., M.P.H