Hudson Valley Parent

HVP December 2018

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Page 38 of 47 n Hudson Valley Parent 39 personally researches how each item is made, where they come from, and even the brand itself before they land on her shelves. She says, "My main goal is to find the toys that are not only fun but can also teach children during play. This lays the foundation for a lifetime of curiosity, open-mindedness and a love of learning." In this charming shop, you can find toys and games that spark imagination and interest in science, arts and crafts and pretend play. Little Pickles 7505 N Broadway, Red Hook In this boutique, you will find educational toys as well as fantastic footwear. Owner Rebecca Rothstein says, "I believe that every child deserves a good book to read, an engaging toy to play with, a comfortable and durable pair of C o n t e s t s . H V P a r e n t . c o m Contest begins January 7 MAKE MEMORIES ON THE MOUNTAIN THIS YEAR We're doing another awesome giveaway! Win a family pack of 4 tubing tickets from: Mt. Peter is known for many things, like their famous Free Beginner Ski and Snowbaord School, their great snowmaking and expert grooming, an awesome terrain park, their top-notch racing and development programs, and their family atmosphere. shoes and a little candy to suck on." Her store is filled with treasures that make all of that possible. Play 167 Main St., Beacon People drive hundreds of miles just to visit Play in Beacon. Nestled between a glass gallery and a Doctor Who themed-restaurant, this shop is sure to amaze. Among the shelves of games and toys, you can find hilarious gag gifts, super realistic-looking desktop jellyfish, snarky oven mitts, books and even boomerangs. Shop owner Laeri says, "Play also offers the coolest and most unique greeting cards. From snarky to beautiful, but never mundane." This is the ultimate destination for one-of-a-kind stocking stuffers for every generation. Local bookstores Bookstores Got a bookworm on your hands or just want to encourage your kid to put down the tablet and pick up a book? The Hudson Valley has great, local bookstores that you should check out. Hudson Valley Parent has a great list of bookstores online. These shops have children's nooks and some host kid-centered events. Kid-friendly bookstores are a great place to spend a chilly afternoon even after the holidays have passed. Find a cozy corner to cuddle up with a graphic novel or some silly poems and pick out a favorite to take home. Rielly is a part-time writer and full-time mama to an adorable toddler with autism.

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