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.
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.
Nutritionist Robin Werner shares nutrition guidelines for young athletes and active children, as well as ideas for healthy snacks for athletic children and how to teach your child to make healthy food choices.
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.
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.
Lindsay Malejko, co-founder of Prasanthi Studio in Westchester, explains how yoga can benefit kids who have special needs, how yoga classes are modified for children with special needs, and why she recommends yoga for parents of kids with special needs.
To perform well in sporting events and support healthy development, teen athletes need to eat balanced meals that provide key nutrients. A registered dietician gives the play-by-play on what teen athletes should be eating.
Teens, especially teen athletes, have special nutrition needs. Here's a guide to feeding your teen athlete, including meal ideas for active teens that support their sports performance as well as their development.
President of Bike and Roll NYC Chris Wogas shares tips for staying safe on a bicycle, including the safety accessories every bike should have, how to tell if a helmet fits properly, proper bike seat positioning, and what to look for in a bike maintenance check before every ride.
Chris Wogas, the president of Bike and Roll NYC, shares tips for riding bikes with traffic and in large groups, as well as how some bike laws differ in each state.
Dr. Alisha Griffith-Berkeley, co-founder of a specialized martial arts program in Brooklyn, explains what martial arts therapy is and how it can help children with special needs such as autism, ADHD, and sensory issues.
When your child loses a competitive sports game like a soccer match or basketball game, the ride home may be filled with silence. A father of two children who play competitive basketball and the CEO of House of Sports in New York shares advice on what parents should say to their children after a loss.
Though your child's sports team may require long hours and commitment, is persuading him or her to quit because the team does not win a lot of games the right move? A father of two and the CEO of House of Sports in Westchester, New York weighs in on whether it's appropriate to pull a child out of a team sport simply because they are not winning.
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.
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.
House of Sports in Ardsley—the academy for athletic excellence—offers summer programs for children ages 2-4 to introduce them to sports and the importance of physical activity. The programs include soccer and baseball lessons, as well as a summer camp that includes lessons from all the sports offered at House of Sports, including basketball, gymnastics, and football.
With the heat and humidity of the summer, it is important for young summer athletes to pace themselves and stay cool. Here are four tips to stay safe in the heat this summer.
The Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, of which Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York in New Hyde Park is a member, provides tips to prevent sports injuries in children, including staying hydrated, preventing concussions, and treating muscle strains and sprains.
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.
Asphalt Green’s new Battery Park City location offers the same athletic and fitness programming to youth, adults, and families, as well culinary and cultural classes. Asphalt Green also offers summer day camp for children ages 4-13, which includes sports and swim instruction, as well as cultural arts.
Athletic training facility Parisi Speed School is currently holding its classes at the Port Washington Tennis Academy while its new facility is being built. The training center offers fitness classes for ages 7 to adult that build agility, strength, speed, and self-confidence, while helping athletes get and stay in shape.
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."
Skip the tricycle and training wheels and choose a balance bike to help your child learn how to ride a bike. Here's all you need to know about balance bikes, including how they work, tips for getting started, and answers to safety questions.
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.
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.