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We have arrived at that point in the calendar where you can ditch the heavy winter coat and slip on a pair of sandals, yah! In my neck of the woods, another clear marker that spring has sprung is the frantic philharmonic symphony of bird activity going on in the early morning hours. To watch them dart from one point to the next brings me sparks of joy ✨.

When’s the last time you skipped the big box book stores and made a visit to your local book store? We are lucky in Kingston, NY our local bookstore #halfmoonbooks not only boasts vintage treasures but also great bargains! I discovered so many children’s books this weekend that I haven’t seen anywhere else. I can’t wait to share them with you all. The Little Gardener by #emilyhughes is not vintage, it’s a 2015 publication but it is perhaps the cutest love story to a garden I’ve ever come across.

DUE to the inclement weather HALLOWEEN FEST 2018 is RESCHEDULED TO SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28TH, 2018 from 2PM - 7PM! See you all there!

FREE Shuttle Buses are available at 

  1. Rondout Gardens: Rondout Drive
  2. Cornell St. Parking Lot/Lil Italy
  3. Park & Ride, Social Services Center on Albany Ave.

Times are 2:30pm - 8:30pm (every 30 minutes)

Event Info
MyKingstonKids Halloween Fest 2018 is a free indoor/outdoor event created to promote an exciting, safe and unique Halloween experience thru stimulating activities including but not limited to our Seed Song Halloween Hayride, Children's Fashion Show, Pumpkin Picking & Decorating, performances, haunted house and more. The event will be hosted on the Seed Song Farm property, which will provide the ideal environment to produce a truly memorable event for the Kingston community.


TIME: 2:00PM - 7:00PM



If you are interested in attending our Seed Song Halloween Hayrides, you must register in advance. The Hayrides will include stories, activities and entertainment. Please register here to reserve your family's seat.

There are 2 different hayrides although you only have to register for one. 

Daytime Hayride: 2pm - 5pm | Suitable for all ages
Nighttime Hayride: 5pm - 7pm | Suitable for ages 7 & up


This event is made possible by MyKingstonKids, Seed Song Farm, Rupco, Red-K Apparel, HV Parent Magazine

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Let's dive into youth mentorship. What does it actually do to help our youth?

It helps them find more self-confidence, self esteem, and are able to create big goals for themselves. Additionally, studies show that behavior, attitudes, and relationships improve when a youth has a mentor. Mentors help children grow and close the social and/or economic opportunity.

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We really had fantastic show about mentorship this week and hope that you had some takeaways. Please read below and follow a few of the types of mentors that one should be interested in reviewing. Keep in mind mentors are great for kids, parents, individuals and seniors!

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It is no secret that Pretend Play forms an essential part of a child’s development. Children learn by observing, imagining and doing. We often think of “play time” as a time reserved for running around the playground and letting off steam between lessons, or for sitting down quietly with a few good toys to tinker with. These forms of play are important in themselves, but they are not the only forms of play. Learning through play is now widely recognised by practitioners as an essential method of learning and development for young children, and a number of theorists and researchers have identified the values of pretend or imaginative play as a vital contributor to the normal development of a child. 

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Role playing is a great way to work out situations with children. As mentioned on MyKingstonKids Radio with our guest host, Corin and Judson from Wayfinder imagination is a critical component to child development and effective social skill building.

It’s one thing for kids to hear parents give them instructions on how to do things differently, but to be most effective, they need an opportunity to practice. Role playing provides them with an opportunity to practice new behaviour in a safe environment. You can offer feedback and coaching by creating role playing opportunities.

Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor), the boy who loved to embark on adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with his gang of vivacious and adorable stuffed animals, has grown and lost his way.

Marc Foster, the German director of Quantum of Solace, The Kite Runner, Stranger than Fiction and World War Z makes a different bet with a familiar and emotional film in Christopher Robin, the story of a reunion between two characters created by the author A.A. Milne

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Bullying is a very important subject to all of us here at MyKingtsonKids, which is why we chose this topic to cover. Keep in mind that we will revisit it multiple times throughout the upcoming months. As mentioned on MyKingstonKids radio here is some great info that can help you understand and breakdown the facts about bullying. Please let us know your thoughts on our facebook page.