the busy mom's guide to preschools and activities for her busy little bee


FREE 8-Week Session from Hartbeeps-- 2 winners!

***this giveaway is now closed*** Two of our lucky newsletter subscribers will win a free 8-week session of Hartbeeps classes in the NEW Darien location! If you haven't had a chance to try one of these magical classes, be sure to sign up for a FREE trial on the first day of the Spring session (Monday, 4/16). One winner will win a Baby Bells series and one will win a Happy House series. Click here for more info about Baby Bells (newborn to sitting) & here for more info about Happy House (sitting to 4 years old). And in case you missed our write-up about our Morning with Hartbeeps-- check it out here! Winner will be chosen and announced on Sunday, April 15 at 8pm. Good Luck! 

Contest ends 4/15/18 at 8:00pm. Winners will be announced on 4/15/18 via e-mail. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 18+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram's term of use.


FREE Children's Session at the Salt Cave of Darien!

***this giveaway is now closed*** We are feeling super salty, but in the best way possible. We recently uncovered a place where your kiddos can have tons of fun making a mess while you relax, recharge, and rejuvenate both your body and your mind (no this is not a joke)! Salt Cave of Darien offers a variety of adult-only sessions (yoga, stretching, meditation, reflexology, & even happy hours). BUT- did you know that they block off time each week for children-only sessions?! Kiddos from 6 months to 12 years old get the chance to play in the salt with buckets & toys, all while taking in the healthy minerals and nutrients in the air. We visited on a Saturday afternoon (with our favorite Barbies in tow) and had a blast. It felt like a trip to the beach without having to wrestle my girls to apply sunscreen or worry about how far they might wander. Although the Salt Cave is beneficial all year long, I love this easy way of escaping winter for 45-minutes of indoor fun! We had such a wonderful time that we are giving away one free Children’s Session to one of you!
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Enter to win: 1. Follow @busylittlebeect on Instagram 2. “Like” this post on Instagram 3. Tag a friend in the comments for this post on Instagram. Each person you tag is an additional entry! For more info about the Salt Cave of Darien and all the healing benefits of Himalayan Pink Salt, visit
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Contest ends 3/16/18 at 11:59pm. Winner will be announced on 3/17 within this post. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 18+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram's term of use.


FREE Day of Swim Academy at Children of the Sound!

***this giveaway is now closed*** Don't panic if you haven’t figured out what you’re doing with your kids during February break! Did you know Children of the Sound offers “swim academy” when school is not in session?! We love this nontraditional vacation camp option which includes swimming (of course!), crafts, games, & more. One lucky follower has the chance to win 1 free day of swim academy! To enter: 1) Follow @busylittlebeect on Instagram 2) Like our Instagram post with this photo 3) Follow @childrenofthesound on Instagram... 4) BONUS entry if you tag a friend in the comments section of the Instagram post! Don't forget to check out this camp and the rest of the featured programs in our February Vacation Guide! Contest ends at 11:59pm EST on 2/13/18 & winner will be announced 2/14/18.



Beginning December 13th & running through December 24th, you will have 12 chances to win an experience at 12 of our favorite local kid-friendly hot spots! Get all the details on our "12 Days of Kidsmas Giveaways" page here!



FREE Group Swim Lessons at the Darien YMCA!

***this giveaway is now closed*** Exclusive to Busy Little Bee followers only! Get ready for your little one to make a splash with our next giveaway! To kick off open enrollment for the Darien YMCA’s winter session, we are giving away one FREE 12-week session of group swim lessons for preschool or school-aged children to one lucky follower! From beginners using flotation devices to more advanced swimmers focused on stroke refinement, the swim program at the Darien YMCA offers something for every member of your family! The winter session begins Monday, 11/27 & runs until Sunday, 3/4. We are undoubtedly most excited about the swim program, but the Darien YMCA also offers a great selection of gymnastics & soccer classes for preschoolers. Check the links below for all program details and schedules:




How to win: Anyone who subscribes to the Busy Little Bee newsletter, follows us on Instagram, or likes us on Facebook, is eligible to win. Follow us on all 3 and you have triple the chances of winning!

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Contest closes at 11:59pm EST on Monday, 11/20/17 & the winner will be announced on Tuesday, 11/21/17. Only group swim lessons are included (Gym & Swim is excluded).



FREE songs for seeds Winter Semester!

***this giveaway is now closed*** The Winter Semester at songs for seeds is open for registration & to celebrate we are giving away a FREE WINTER SEMESTER (plus 2 additional discounts that everyone can use)! Returning to Darien following the success of its Fall Semester, this New York Magazine named “Best Kids Music Class” has extended its schedule to offer classes on Wednesdays & Thursdays, with 6 times to choose from. Each session runs for 12 weeks (w/ 2 makeups!) and is priced right in-line with other local music programs. Register before 11/12 & receive $25 off! Plus, Busy Little Bee followers automatically receive an additional 10% off (simply email for a promo code when you are ready to register)! Anyone who subscribes to the Busy Little Bee newsletter, or follows us on Instagram or Facebook, is eligible to win the FREE SEMESTER! Follow us on all 3 and you have triple the chances of winning:

*Sign up for newsletter here: Newsletter

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For additional program information and schedule details, check out the songs for seeds page HERE. The winner will be announced Wednesday, November 1st. Good luck!

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