Thursday, August 6, 2015


 Kira and son
We have a special new blog in our neighborhood, "KWT Neighborhood Activities for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers." Kira Onodera-Harrow has created an activities guide/calendar that focuses on the many free or low-cost (under $20) activities for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers in Kensington and Windsor Terrace. It covers ages 0 to 5.

If you're looking at the blog on your phone, click "view web version" to see the calendar. (Thanks for the tip, Aaron Harrow.)

As Kira explains,

"The idea is pretty simple. I started getting tired of checking 7 different websites to see what was happening at Lark or the library or in the park. So I thought that other moms were probably doing the same thing with 13 different tabs open on the computer, wondering 'What should we do today??'

"I'm hoping I have time to update it weekly--checking the other sites' calendars, writing a little something, posting a cute pic (I have a 10-month-old son), and making people feel like the day is full of possibilities.

"Being a stay-at-home mom can be isolating; I'm trying to add to the feeling of community by sharing in this way. The blog is brand-new, so who knows what it will become? For now, I just hope it can be a useful tool."

If you know of an upcoming event to list on the calendar, tell Kira about it at brooklynmamahelper @ The blog is a labor of love, one neighbor's contribution to the community, so everything on it is posted free of charge.

Thanks for undertaking this, Kira. Good luck!

KWT Neighborhood Activities for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers is at