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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...)

Sociable Kidz Adds New Classes in Mamaroneck
A social skills group for kids in Mamaorneck adds new classes to cater to those who have a variety of interests, including sports and the arts. (read the story...)

New Nutrition Workshop for Teens in Manhasset
A new nutrition program for teens, called Teen Wellness, is being offered by a holistic counselor at Calliope Fitness and Arts in Manhasset, NY. (read the story...)

Downtown Dance Factory Opens Four Studios in Tribeca
Downtown Dance Factory's new Tribeca studios now offer every style of dance classes for kids and adults, including tap, hip hop, jazz, and Zumba. (read the story...)

Katya's School of Dance Opens to Dance Lovers in Great Neck
Katya's School of Dance - To the Pointe is a new dance studio in Great Neck offering a welcoming atmosphere for those who love to dance, no matter their skill level. (read the story...)

Brooklyn Dance Center III Opens in Bay Ridge
Brooklyn Dance Center III, the third of the Brooklyn Dance Centers that offer dance classes for kids, opened its doors in Bay Ridge this fall. (read the story...)

Young Dancers in Repertory Offers New Dance Classes for Children
Young Dancers Repertory, a dance studio that recently moved to Sunset Park in Brooklyn, now offers several new dance classes for children ages 3 and older. (read the story...)

Dimensions on Stage Opens in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
Dimensions on Stage, a new acting and musical theatre school, opened its doors in Bay Ridge next to the Dimensions in Dance studio. (read the story...)


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