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The PSP Gift Guide: 3s, 4s, and 5s

The ultimate gift guide for the 3s, 4s, and 5s in your life has arrived! From art supplies to costumes to puzzles and beyond, Park Slope Parents members have suggestions for kids of all genders, interests, and attention spans.

 

Read on for the recommendations—and if you’re not already a member of PSP, join our community today to connect with families raising young ones the same age as yours.

 

 

Shopping for someone on the younger side? We have crowdsourced Fantastic First Birthday Gift Ideas, plus member recs for Top Toddler Toys and Activities!

 

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Adventurer kit

Things to include…

-Binoculars

-Flashlight

-Journal

 

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The PSP Gift Guide: Tweens and Teens

Tweens and teens may be notoriously difficult to shop for, but our Park Slope Parents members have them outsmarted with these savvy suggestions.

 

Read on for the recommendations—and if you’re not already a member of PSP, join our community today to connect with parents in our Tweens & Teens Group!

 

 

PSP may receive small amounts of compensation for purchases made through affiliate links in this post. We are a community-supported site, and we include these products because they've received positive reviews from our members.

 

AirPods case

Keep those pods protected with a silicone case. And if Apple isn’t your speed, pick up a pair of Jabra wireless earbuds with an ergonomic shape.

 

Artmaking books and supplies

-You Are an Artist: Assignments to Spark Creation, by Sarah Urist Green

 

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Shoe Advice For Pregnant Moms

Tips and recommendations from PSP members for what to wear when your feet swell during pregancy.

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Best of the Best Baby Toys

With all of the options out there for keeping little ones entertained, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. Park Slope Parents members to the rescue, with recommendations for toys and play appropriate for babies in the under-one age range.

 

We’ve also got plenty more shopping lists for the other young ones in your life:

-Stuff for Baby (key provisions for newborns)

-Fantastic First Birthday Gift Ideas

-The PSP Gift Guide: 3s, 4s, and 5s

-The PSP Gift Guide: Tweens and Teens

 

Last but not least, if you’re not already a member of Park Slope Parents, join our community today to connect with Brooklyn families going through the parenting journey at the same time as you are!

 

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There's No Bad Weather, Just Bad Clothes: Dressing Kids for Outdoor School & Play this Winter

Whether your child is enrolled in forest school, contending with unexpected outdoor classes due to the pandemic, or just bundling up for playtime in the park, proper gear is essential! PSP members have your little one covered (literally) with these recommendations.

 

Remember—there is no bad weather, just bad clothes!

 

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Fantastic First Birthday Gift Ideas

Your little one may not remember their first birthday festivities, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get them something meaningful that will provide hours of fun, spark their creativity, and stimulate their imaginations. From magnets to memory books, our members have suggestions to suit every baby and budget.

 

Shopping for someone on the older side? We have crowd-sourced Top Toddler Toys and Activities, plus the PSP Gift Guide: 3s, 4s, and 5s!

 

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How to Remember Your Reusable Bags

Come March 1, 2020, New Yorkers will be required to BYOB—bring your own bag, that is. In a state where over 23 billion plastic bags are used every year, the bag waste reduction law—which bans all plastic carryout bags from distribution by anyone who collects New York State sales tax—aims to mitigate harm on our communities and the environment. (NOTE: this law doesn't apply to restaurants.) There's just one problem: How in the world are we going to remember our reusable bags when we go to the store? Below, PSP members offer helpful hints.

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Slow Fashion Resources

A decade ago, stores like H&M, Forever21, and Zara seemed like a wonderland: cheap, easy, and constantly rotating stock to match the latest style. But today, with Forever21 officially bankrupt and the climate crisis dominating public discourse, the detrimental effects of “fast fashion” at all levels of the supply chain are increasingly coming to light. Fortunately, it’s easy to take steps toward being a more responsible consumer—and doing so need not mean compromising your fashion sense.

Below, find an array of resources, both virtual and here in Brownstone Brooklyn, to help you learn about the environmental and human impacts of fast fashion and to clothe yourself and your kids more sustainably.

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Top Toddler Toys and Activities

Members on our Park Slope Parents Toddler Groups have shared creative ideas for keeping little ones entertained. Read on for the recs—and if you're a parent in Brooklyn who's not yet a member of PSP, find your community by joining us today!

Shopping for someone on the younger side? We have crowd-sourced Fantastic First Birthday Ideas. Older? Head to the PSP Gift Guide: 3s, 4s, and 5s.

 

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Stroller Repair Tips

Wondering what to do if your stroller breaks? PSP members share what they did to get their stroller fixed.

 

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The PSP Guide to Successful Stoop Sales

Follow these guidelines from our experienced Stoop Salers.

 

 

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PSP Top 20 Stoop Sale-ing Tips

You’ve seen our tips for holding a stoop sale. Here are the top PSP tips for shopping at one…

 

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Park Slope's Second Hand and Consignment Stores

A rundown of the second-hand, vintage and consignment stores in Park Slope.

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