The Pleasantest Thing

Simple play-based learning for kids, focusing on fun, learning, books, and nature.

Carolyn is a winner of Top 25 New York Moms - 2013

What do your kids love most about living in New York?

My kids love New York's world class museums. Many of the city's museums have excellent programs specifically geared towards kids. Both MOMA and the Met have programs that introduce art and art concepts to children, and even have programs tailored to different age groups.

What's a great destination for a family vacation in New York?

We've loved our family trips to Suffolk County, Long Island. The beaches are amazing. In addition to their beauty, the kids love playing in the waves, building sandcastles, and adding to their seashell collection. We also love clamming, both for the fun of it, and the yummy meals that follow! Two other favorite activities are boat rides on the bay.and exploring the many wonderful nature preserves.

What's your favorite affordable outdoor activity to do with your kids?

We love to make bracelets using painters tape, with the sticky side facing out, and then heading out on a nature walk. As you walk, the kids can gather small natural "treasures" to add to their bracelet!