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Kids Re-Design Board Games in After-School Program
Brooklyn Game Lab, a facility where kids can play board games, recently opened and is now offering an after-school board game program for kids in Brooklyn. The Park Slope after-school program has kids re-design popular board games to create a new game. (read the story...)

The Glass House Offers After-School Tours for Children
The Glass House, built by architect Philip Johnson in New Canaan, now offers after-school tours for children in fifth through eighth grades. The tours aim to introduce kids to architecture in a fun and easy way to understand. (read the story...)

Engineering for Kids Opens Branch in Brooklyn
Brooklyn Engineering for Kids recently began offering its STEM classes for kids in Brooklyn. The engineering classes for kids use Legos and other materials to help kids problem-solve. (read the story...)

Curious-on-Hudson Announces Three New Kids Classes
Curious-on-Hudson, an organization that offers crowd-sourced education and classes for kids and adults, recently announced three upcoming classes for kids in Westchester County, including an engineering class, an art and invention class inspired by DaVinci, and a Lego spring mini camp. (read the story...)

Classes and Parties for Little Lego Enthusiasts
Lil' Builders, a Lego building studio for kids in Smithtown, offers Lego birthday parties, Lego after-school classes for kids, and Lego classes for children with special needs. (read the story...)

Music and Theater Programs Added to Local Kids’ Gym
M.A.T.S.S. Kids' Gym now offers music and theater classes for children in Syosset. The music classes are offered by Long Island Aardvarks and the theater classes are offered by New Artist Theater, a division of The AMF Studio. (read the story...)

Program Offers Children a Creative Way to Learn
Challenge Island, an academic enrichment program, recently opened in Syosset. The program, which offers after-school programs, in-school field trips, summer camps, and birthday parties, helps children build problem-solving skills and engages imagination through creative lessons and activities. (read the story...)

Book Club for Young Girls Inspires a Love to Read
Sweet Jenny’s Book Club for girls inspires a love of reading in girls ages 7-11. The Upper East Side book club is meant to act as a reading enrichment program that picks up where school leaves off. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Help My Child Balance Piano Practice and Homework?
The director of a local music school offers tips on how to help kids balance piano practice with their homework by carving out specific times for both after school and then sticking with it. (read the story...)

14th Street Y Offers Fitness Classes for Kids with Special Needs
The 14th Street Y in NYC's East Village offers the KOL Program, which includes sports, fitness, movement, and music classes for kids with autism and communication disorders or language delays. (read the story...)

Kidville Opens Westport Location, Offers Preschool Alternative
Kidville, which offers classes for toddlers and young children, is opening a location in Westport. Kidville offers dance, art, cooking, and music classes for kids, mommy and me classes, and a preschool alternative, Kidville University. Kidville also hosts all-inclusive birthday parties, as well as parenting seminars. (read the story...)

Prasanthi Yoga Studio Offers New Class for Children with ASD
Prasanthi Yoga Studio, a yoga studio located in Pelham, recently expanded its space to allow for more programming, including yoga classes for children, children with autism spectrum disorders, teens, and men and women. (read the story...)

School of the Arts in Fairfield County Receives $20,000 Grant
Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County, a multidisciplinary school of the arts in Bridgeport, CT, received a $20,000 grant from The Music Empowers Foundation to fund a new music program at the school. (read the story...)

Kumon Math and Reading Center Opens in Kew Gardens
Kumon Math and Reading Center of Kew Gardens, an academic enrichment center, recently opened in Forest Hills. The center offers help for students who are struggling in school or for students who want to get ahead in school. (read the story...)

Talent Development Center Opens in Melville
Talent development center Tower Talent recently opened a location in Melville. The center scouts for and coaches aspiring actors, performers, and models to gain representation from an agency and book jobs. Tower Talent also brings industry representatives to Melville to interview its talent. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: Should I Enroll My Shy Child in Musical Theater Classes?
The education director of TADA! Youth Theater in Manhattan answers why it might be a good idea for parents to enroll a shy child in musical theater classes to help their development, why parents' support is essential in nurturing an artistic child, and the importance of "failing forward." (read the story...)

Shawn Ehlers Offers Day-Long Model Boot Camp in NYC
Former model Shawn Ehlers now offers aspiring models and actors a one-day boot camp to learn skills, about the industry, and how to put outfits together. Attendees also gain experience in front of the camera modeling two looks in a photo shoot. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Often Should My Child Practice the Piano?
Parents spend a lot of money sending their kids to music or piano lessons, yet aren't sure if doing so is worthwhile, especially if practicing the piano is not enforced. Children who take piano lessons should also spend time practicing what they learned to make the lessons a good investment, according to founder of Music Simply Music, one of Long Island's largest music education companies. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What Genre of Music is Most Beneficial to Your Child's Overall Learning Ability?
Starting music classes at an early age is beneficial in the development of children's learning abilities. The executive director of The Diller-Quaile School of Music in Manhattan shares whether the type or genre of music your child listens to matters, or if all music has the same effects. (read the story...)

Rockland Hebrew School Offers Camp-Like Fun in Classroom
Chabad Lubavitch of Rockland now offers a Sunday Hebrew school for New City children. In the camp-like, fun learning environment, kids learn the Alef Bet, Jewish traditions, and prepare for their bar/bat mitzvah. (read the story...)

Long Island Healthy-Living Club Adds Classes for Girls With Special Needs
Oh My Girls!, a healthy lifestyle club for girls on Long Island, recently added classes for girls with special needs to their offerings. OMG! offers cooking and fitness classes, as well as a health club that teaches girls to make healthy choices in a safe, parent-free, after-school environment. (read the story...)

Mamaroneck Social Skills Center Adds Preschool, Teen Classes
Sociable Kidz, a center that offers socialization classes in Mamaroneck, now teaches preschoolers and teenagers social skills necessary to be successful adults. Preschoolers learn good sportsmanship and how to develop conversation and listening skills. Teenagers learn to take a stand against bullying and how to deal with stress related to school. (read the story...)

Does Your Child Need Academic Assistance for the SATs?
According to the United States Census Bureau, 52 percent of children ages 12-17 consider themselves "highly engaged" in school. This means the other half may need a little extra push when it comes to achieving academic success. Does your child need additional support to achieve success on standardized testing and in the classroom? (read the story...)

10 NYC Students Become Youngest Published Playwrights
Ten New York City public school students had their original plays published and performed through the LeAp OnStage after-school theater program. (read the story...)

Boot Camp for New Dads Launches in NYC
New Dads Boot Camp offers workshops for expectant fathers, facilitating frank discussions on fatherhood and teaching dads-to-be how to care for their kids with guidance from veteran dads. (read the story...)


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