Winter Fun for NYC Toddlers That Beats Another Barnes & Noble Visit

Once the holiday season starts to fade and winter sets in, it's hard not to find yourself in a rut with your little one. We've constructed this list of 25 things to do with your toddler around New York City that will keep those blizzard blues away, from warm and toasty indoor activities to get-up-and-moving outdoor frolics. Eight of the suggestions are FREE activities.

Everything included below is just the speed and time commitment for the toddler set—and won't have you dreading another trip wandering around the children's section of B&N, restocking the books as your little one pulls them down one after another!

20+ Free Events for New Jersey Kids in January

Happy 2019, everyone! A brand-new year brings a brand-new crop of free events for the family. Your post-holiday wallet will thank you.

January is the perfect time to keep the little ones busy and warm at free storytimes. Make the rounds at Tent Tales for Tykes, Storytime with Lolly, Storytime at Hoboken Fire Department, Story Time with Queen Elsa, and Barnes & Noble storytimes and activities. Catch admission-free performances of Big Jeff Music and Family Magic and Comedy Show

Festivals aren’t warm weather–only experiences. Bundle up and enjoy January festivals including the Fire & Ice Festival and Lambertville-New Hope Winter Festival.

Read on for this month's picks, and don't forget to check out our Event Calendar and January GoList for more free and low-cost fun. 

Free Things to Do With Houston Kids in January

In the months of November and December, there were many things gained and lost; typically pounds and money, respectively. My husband and I always begin the holiday season with the best of budgeted intentions, but come out into the New Year avoiding those pesky bank statements. Luckily for all Houston families, there is lots of free kid-friendly fun happening around town in January. So, you don't have to start the new year locked inside - get out there and enjoy some free family fun!

15 Times Square Restaurants for Kid-Friendly Eats

Finding a family-friendly Times Square restaurant that doesn't belong in a mall might be more difficult than navigating the costumed-character-crammed sidewalks of the area with a stroller. The Applebee's, Chevys, Olive Garden, and TGI Friday's might leave you feeling as if you're in the 'burbs, not the crossroads of the world.

But just as there are things to do with kids in Times Square beyond the tourist attractions, there are also a variety of off-the-beaten-track, family-friendly eateries that serve tasty cuisine reflecting our melting pot of a city.

Next time you're in the Theater District, whether seeing a Broadway show, entertaining guests, or just passing through, skip the chains and try one of these 15 kid-friendly Times Square restaurants.

January GoList: Best Things To Do with LA and OC Kids This Month

Phew. Is it over? So much planning goes into December that it's a little hard to believe when it turns up in our rear view mirror; but the calendar page has flipped, and it's all eyes on 2019. Luckily we don't have to wait too long until the next holiday weekend (complete with a few parades), and of course January is the perfect time to enjoy a day of skiing or sledding. We've got 12 don't-miss events to recommend in January; so recycle that tree and fasten your seatbelts for another year of fabulous ways to enjoy being a family in LA!

January GoList: The Best Things To Do With CT Kids This Month

2019 is here and we are ready for some new adventures! In this GoList we've covered some super-fun January activities such as a full moon hike, a Lego weekend at the Aquarium, and a live American Girl stage show. Looking for even more ideas to keep Connecticut kids busy? Check out our winter fun guide and subscribe to our weekly newsletter to get a list of each week's highlighted events. Happy New Year!

January GoList: The Best Things To Do With Long Island Kids

Meteorologists tell us January is the coldest month on Long Island. It’s also one of the longest.

As we endure a seemingly endless run of Arctic days and nights, it might be natural to fall into a post-holidays depression. After all, once the tree comes down, what do we have to look forward to but three months of head colds and commuting nightmares, right?

Not so fast. While January presents its challenges, parents with a little imagination can find plenty of ways to stave off cabin fever, which is where we come in.

Find a sledding hill and challenge the local powder. Indulge your inner Olympian with a day at a local ice rink. Stimulate young intellects with a trip to a nearby children’s museum. Our guide to indoor play spaces on Long Island can provide even more inspiration.

Our January GoList is laced with events from New Year’s Day and Martin Luther King weekend right through to the end of the month.

13 Free Things to Do with Boston Kids in January

While you may be celebrating that you made it through the holidays (and another year of parenting), you might feel a little less victorious about the state of the family budget. To save a few bucks after a spendy December and still keep the brood busy, check out these no-cost events and activities for January. From a day at the spa to a complimentary afternoon at the zoo, these events are almost too good to be free! 

22 Hottest New NJ Destinations for Kids That Opened in 2018

As we prepare to count down to the new year, we're looking back at all the wonderful new kid attractions we gained in New Jersey over the last 12 months. We added more than a handful of new indoor play spaces, two playgrounds updated with modernized equipment and cool features, and a museum dedicated to NJ's Revolutionary War history. 

If you didn't get enough shopping during the holiday season, swing by for storytime at Indigo, a gigantic new bookstore at Short Hills Mall. Menlo Park Mall's Disney Junior Play Zone and PopFit Kids at Paramus Park Mall also keep mini shoppers in mind with FREE indoor play.

Looking for a sweet treat? You can't go wrong with ice cream at Brooklyn-import Ample Hills, or a custom confection from Sugarsuckle, known for their amazing kids' birthday cakes

Soar to new heights in 2019 at iFly, which opened its first NJ location this year. Other chains including Dave & Busters and Sky Zone expanded their presence in the Garden State this year with new locations. And what's old is new again, as favorites such as Asbury Lanes, Imagine That!!!, and the Sandy Hook Lighthouse reopened in 2018 after being closed for extensive renovations.

Whether you want to hit the (sensory) trail or jump for joy, you're in the right place. Read on for the coolest, brightest, and best new offerings for NJ kids.

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