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The Glass House Offers After-School Tours for Children

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.

Concussion Risk in Soccer is As High As in Football

Concussion Risk in Soccer is As High As in Football

Although soccer isn't a high-contact sport like football, children who play soccer are just as likely to get a concussion. Matthew Pecci, M.D., shares what causes concussions in soccer and how coaches can help prevent them.

Engineering for Kids Opens Branch in Brooklyn

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.

Curious-on-Hudson Announces Three New Kids Classes

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.

Classes and Parties for Little Lego Enthusiasts

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.

Rules of Engagement for Responsible Coaches on Social Media

Rules of Engagement for Responsible Coaches on Social Media

ResponsibleSports.com shares 10 social media guidelines for coaches to follow when interacting with young athletes on Facebook, including creating a coach account rather than use your personal account and creating an interest page for the team.

New Facility for Youth Boasts 'Teacher of Team Sports'

New Facility for Youth Boasts 'Teacher of Team Sports'

FastBreak Sports, a sports and athletic training facility on the Upper East Side, now offers a program for preschoolers ages 2-5. The preschool program FastBreak Kids teaches youngsters a variety of age-appropriate sports and skills including baseball, basketball, and flag football. The facility also offers teams and leagues for children in Manhattan to improve athletic ability and inspire self-confidence.

Music and Theater Programs Added to Local Kids’ Gym

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.

Program Offers Children a Creative Way to Learn

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.

Indoor Trampoline Center Opens Deer Park Facility

Indoor Trampoline Center Opens Deer Park Facility

Sky Zone, an indoor trampoline center, recently opened a Deer Park location. The trampoline center hosts birthday parties and fitness classes, and houses 21,000 square feet of trampolines.

Book Club for Young Girls Inspires a Love to Read

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.

Introducing the Close-to-Home Olympic Athletes

Introducing the Close-to-Home Olympic Athletes

Of the more than 200 athletes on Team USA competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, we’ll introduce you to nine athletes who call the NY metro area home. The local athletes will compete in the following winter games’ events: men’s luge, men’s double luge, men’s ice hockey, and women’s ice hockey.

Fenom Fitness Exposes Families to a New Way to Train

Fenom Fitness Exposes Families to a New Way to Train

Family fitness center Fenom Fitness recently opened in Harrison. Fenom Fitness offers sports training programs that are custom tailored for children ages 6 and older with the goal of making each child a well-rounded athlete.

Children of the Sound Moves to Port Chester

Children of the Sound Moves to Port Chester

Westchester swim school Children of the Sound recently moved from the Courtyard Marriott in Rye to the Carver Center in Port Chester. The swim school offers individualized private and semi-private lessons to turn children into confident, capable, and safe swimmers.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Help My Child Balance Piano Practice and Homework?

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.

Ask the Expert: Advice for Coaching Your Child's Team

Ask the Expert: Advice for Coaching Your Child's Team

Soccer Friends USA co-owner and coach Sean Peckett kicks up great advice for coaching youth sports teams, from tips for coaching your own kids to promoting good sportsmanship for every athlete on the team.

Ask the Expert: Should My Child Specialize in One Sport?

Ask the Expert: Should My Child Specialize in One Sport?

Wondering if your child is too young to specialize in one sport? Monica Holmes, founder of a youth fitness consulting firm in Harlem, explains what age is best to begin specialization and why your child should try out multiple sports at first.

Ask the Expert: How Should a Parent Respond When a Child wants to Quit his Sports Team?

Ask the Expert: How Should a Parent Respond When a Child wants to Quit his Sports Team?

Sometimes kids outgrow a sport, and that's okay. We asked the owner of Soccer by Coach Fher how to navigate the transition if your athlete decides they want to quit the team.

Afternoon Soccer Program for Elementary Students

Afternoon Soccer Program for Elementary Students

Soccer Friends now offers three new programs for children in Forest Hills: an afternoon soccer club, school break day camps, and child care for a monthly parents' night out.

Tots Learn Basketball Skills at First Shot

Tots Learn Basketball Skills at First Shot

First Shot Basketball School now offers its Super Tots program for children ages 3-4 in Queens. The program teaches tots the basketball skills and coordination necessary for future participation in the sport.

Long Island JCC Plans to Expand Its Golf Program for Those with Disabilities

Long Island JCC Plans to Expand Its Golf Program for Those with Disabilities

The JCC of the Greater Five Towns on Long Island is planning to expand its Play Golf program, which helps kids and young adults with disabilities learn the sport of golf as they get physical exercise and develop socialization skills.

A Parent’s Guide to Handling Tricky Coach Situations

A Parent’s Guide to Handling Tricky Coach Situations

Sometimes, it's the coaches and not the kids who need a lesson in good sportsmanship. One therapist offers tips if you're concerned about your child's little league coach's behavior and dugout demeanor.

WNBA Star Tina Charles Hosts Sports Safety Clinic for Kids in Harlem

WNBA Star Tina Charles Hosts Sports Safety Clinic for Kids in Harlem

WNBA star Tina Charles of the Connecticut Sun teamed up with Safe Kids Worldwide to educate kids about sports injury prevention at a Sports Safety Clinic in Harlem's Riverbank State Park on Oct. 12.

14th Street Y Offers Fitness Classes for Kids with Special Needs

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.

'Eat Smart, Play Safe' Campaign Promotes Healthy Lifestyles for Kids

'Eat Smart, Play Safe' Campaign Promotes Healthy Lifestyles for Kids

Pop Warner Little Scholars and DSM Nutritional Products have partnered to raise awareness of the importance of proper nutrition and healthy lifestyles for active kids.




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