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  • The Cutest, Littlest Feminist Madeline   The first Madeline book was published in 1939, but it couldn’t be more current and relevant today. At every corner, something (magazines, social media, bullies, and peers) can bring doubt and pessimism. I describe Madeline as the cutest, littlest feminist in the best possible way, as she is self assured, bright and unwavering in her belief in herself. Isn’t that what we want for all our girls? [read more...]

  • Shine 9: Tim Kubart Welcome back to the Shine 9! For our back to school edition we thought we’d feature one of our favorite all around people adored by both kids and adults: Tim Kubart [read more...]

  • Shine’s “Brief Thief” Review Beginning this month, our teachers and partners in publishing will be offering reviews of some of our favorite children's books. For our first installment, Shine PR and Marketing Manager and Assistant Teacher, Claudia Chung, reviews one of her favorite books: Brief Thief by Michaël Escoffier. [read more...]

  • Shine 9: Sarah Rinaldi In honor of Shine’s first adult craft night at Baked Tribeca on June 10th, we are profiling teacher and resident Shine adult crafter, Sarah Rinaldi, for this month's Shine 9!  [read more...]

  • Shine 9: Laura Patterson In honor of Earth Day next week, this month’s Shine 9 features Lauren Patterson, founder of Little Swappies [read more...]

  • Shine’s Summer in the City
    We at Shine are already planning our 2015 Summer in the City (and know many of you are too)! Our teachers will be in town June through August to offer weekly classes, multi-day mini-camps, one time workshops, and parties! Contact us for more information.

  • Shine’s Summer in the Hamptons
    From Monday, July 6th through Friday, August 28th, join founder & director Aaron Goldschmidt and Shine’s Hamptons’ staff (all educators or certified teachers!) as they run the second year of their innovative pop-up creative arts camp! Contact us for more information.

  • Shine 9: Suzi Shelton
    Welcome to the Shine 9! For this installment of the Shine 9, we have chosen to feature Suzi Shelton, an award-winning songwriter and performer who has been making original music for families for more than a decade. Suzi has performed at such prestigious venues as The White House, Lincoln Center, and Symphony Space in NYC, and is a favorite among the hip tot set in her home turf of Park Slope, Brooklyn. She recently released her third album entitled "Smile In My Heart," to much critical acclaim, and continues to write new material for her young audiences. [read more...]

  • Shine 9: Sararose Benham
    Welcome to the Shine 9! For our second installment, we chose Sararose Benham, founder and manager of Sidekicks Staffing, one of the tri-states leading nanny referral agencies. For the last 3 years Sararose has been hand selecting the best staff for some of the city’s most discerning clients. Prior to that Sararose was the general manager of Citibabes, a family club in NYC. Before Citibabes, she worked as a nanny herself for six years, with two families living in SF, NYC, and London. Sararose now calls Jersey City home and has a family of her own: husband Tom and daughters Willow, 4 and Waverley, 2.[read more...]

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