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Winter Olympics: Figuring Out Figure Skating
Thousands of families will watch the figure skating events in this year's Winter Olympics. If you're like most, though, the terminology might leave you a bit baffled (what exactly is a lutz jump, anyhow?). Read on for some guidelines that will have you speaking the lingo in no time. (read the story...)

The Rise of Youth Ice Hockey
Once limited to northern lakeside communities and wealthy prep schoolers, ice hockey is becoming increasingly accessible to families living in the city and suburbs. Read on for tips on how to test the (frozen) waters with your kids and a list of rinks in the Suffolk County area. (read the story...)

The Rise of Youth Ice Hockey
Once limited to northern lakeside communities and wealthy prep schoolers, ice hockey is becoming increasingly accessible to families living in the city and suburbs. Read on for tips on how to test the (frozen) waters with your kids and a list of rinks in the Nassau County area. (read the story...)

The Rise of Youth Ice Hockey
Once limited to northern lakeside communities and wealthy prep schoolers, ice hockey is becoming increasingly accessible to families living in the city and suburbs. Read on for tips on how to test the (frozen) waters with your kids and a list of rinks in the Fairfield County area. (read the story...)

The Rise of Youth Ice Hockey
Once limited to northern lakeside communities and wealthy prep schoolers, ice hockey is becoming increasingly accessible to families living in the city and suburbs. Read on for tips on how to test the (frozen) waters with your kids and a list of rinks in the Rockland County area. (read the story...)

The Rise of Youth Ice Hockey
Once limited to northern lakeside communities and wealthy prep schoolers, ice hockey is becoming increasingly accessible to families living in the city and suburbs. Read on for tips on how to test the (frozen) waters with your kids and a list of rinks in the Westchester County area. (read the story...)

The Rise of Youth Ice Hockey
Once limited to northern lakeside communities and wealthy prep schoolers, ice hockey is becoming increasingly accessible to families living in the city and suburbs. Read on for tips on how to test the (frozen) waters with your kids and a list of rinks in the Queens area. (read the story...)

The Rise of Youth Ice Hockey
Once limited to northern lakeside communities and wealthy prep schoolers, ice hockey is becoming increasingly accessible to families living in the city and suburbs. Read on for tips on how to test the (frozen) waters with your kids and a list of rinks in the Manhattan area. (read the story...)

The Rise of Youth Ice Hockey
Once limited to northern lakeside communities and wealthy prep schoolers, ice hockey is becoming increasingly accessible to families living in the city and suburbs. Read on for tips on how to test the (frozen) waters with your kids and a list of rinks in the Brooklyn area. (read the story...)

The Rise of Youth Ice Hockey
Once limited to northern lakeside communities and wealthy prep schoolers, ice hockey is becoming increasingly accessible to families living in the city and suburbs. Read on for tips on how to test the (frozen) waters with your kids and a list of rinks in your area. (read the story...)

For Overweight Kids, Focus Should Be on Fun Exercise Instead of Losing Weight, According to New Study
A recent study reported in the "Journal of the American College of Cardiology" shows the benefits of a regular physical activity program for overweight children, without any dietary changes. (read the story...)

Can Family and Football Get Equal Play Time on Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving seems to represent two tenets of American life: food and football. Here are some tips on how to integrate them both into your holiday tradition. (read the story...)

Fairfield Calendar Highlights: Activities for Kids and Families - November 2009
Check out these featured kid-friendly activities and events happening this month in Fairfield County. (read the story...)

A Safety Slip: Don’t Hold a Child in Your Lap on Playground Slides
Parents are unknowingly putting their young children at risk for leg fractures, says new study. (read the story...)

How to Tackle Your Child's Football Fears
Watching your kids run out onto the playing field for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience no matter what sport they’re playing. But the anxiety that comes with allowing a young son or daughter to gear up and step onto the football field is enough to give the coolest of parents a panic attack. Nonetheless, generations of children have tugged at shirttails, pleading for the chance to engage in some sanctioned rough play, and many parents give in whether they are ready or not. (read the story...)

The Lure of Soccer
Mike Kirwan outlines some reasons for the American shift towards the world's favorite sport. (read the story...)

How to Spot an Overuse Injury
We’ve all heard the old “no pain, no gain” mantra about sports and exercise. But what about when it comes to your kids? (read the story...)

Kids' Physicals For School Sports!
Most sports injuries are preventable through proper instruction, supervision, and equipment. The place to start is with a thorough sports physical examination! (read the story...)

Look Ma, No Pedals! ...Bike New York’s Workshop for Kids
Bike New York, an organization dedicated to bicycle promotion and safety, has a different approach, one that lets kids ages 5 and up feel their way to riding. (read the story...)

Baseball’s League of Nations: A Salute to Native American Baseball Players
The new exhibition at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center, presents images and biographical sketches of many Native American baseball players, (read the story...)

Parks in Westchester, Rockland, Fairfield County & Long Island
Here are some of the best local parks in Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield, Nassau, & Suffolk Counties! (read the story...)

A Sporty Family Vacation in Lake Placid
In Lake Placid, home of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Games, families can participate in winter events year-round, and in summer enjoy even more outdoor athletic pursuits. (read the story...)

Day Trips: Rye Playland in Westchester
For more than 80 years, Rye Playland — America’s first completely planned amusement park and a National Historic Landmark — has created memories for generations of Westchester families. (read the story...)

Day Trips - Nassau County: Living History at Sagamore Hill
Sagamore Hill is maintained by the National Park Service and is the only presidential site on Long Island (known as the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site). (read the story...)

Day Trips - Suffolk County: Discovering Watch Hill on Fire Island
It’s incredible how you can visit someplace relatively close to home, yet feel as if you have been transported far away. Watch Hill on Fire Island is one of these magical places, and a perfect destination for a family day trip. (read the story...)


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