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MILO Bear Helps Children Learn to Communicate

MILO Bear Helps Children Learn to Communicate

MILO Bear, an educational toy for children with special needs that uses Gardner's eight intelligences, helps children build communication skills.

NYC Launches Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program Pilot

NYC Launches Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program Pilot

New York City recently launched a new health initiative at Lincoln Medical Center and Harlem Medical Center to get low-income and at-risk patients to eat healthier. The Health Bucks four-month pilot program helps those patients purchase produce from farmers' markets.

Kent Prep Course Teaches Time Management Skills

Kent Prep Course Teaches Time Management Skills

With the new common core standards in NYC schools, children are assigned more homework. To keep students on schedule, Kent Prep now offers a time management and homework course for children in New York City. Kent Prep, and academic enrichment school in Bayside, also offers SAT, SSAT, and Gifted & Talented exam prep and summer academic enrichment.

My Gym Fresh Meadows Now Has a Non-Competitive Tumbling Team

My Gym Fresh Meadows Now Has a Non-Competitive Tumbling Team

MY Gym in Fresh Meadows now offers a non-competitive tumbling team for beginner gymnasts. Each child is taught gymnastics skills and participates in a show. My Gym Fresh Meadows also offers, gymnastics classes, birthday parties and summer camps in Queens.

NYSCI Unveils Kid-Built Mars Rover Robot in Mars Exhibit

NYSCI Unveils Kid-Built Mars Rover Robot in Mars Exhibit

The Beatty Robotics Team, which consists of Camille, age 13, Genevieve, age 11, and their father Robert, built a Mars Rover robot for the Mars exhibit at NYSCI. The girls, who are interested in STEM education, did most of the work on the robot.

Family Day-Trip Package to Luna Park at Coney Island

Family Day-Trip Package to Luna Park at Coney Island

Spend a day with the family at the new Luna Park at Coney Island with a day-trip package that saves more than $75 on regular prices, including transportation on Gray Line New York and CitySights NY double-decker buses to and from Manhattan.

Set Sail with Disney Radio, Circle Line, and Princesses and Pirates

Set Sail with Disney Radio, Circle Line, and Princesses and Pirates

Join New York Water Taxi, Radio Disney, and Cayman Islands for the first-ever Princess and Pirates Adventure cruise made especially for kids on the NY harbor this Sunday, June 30.

STEM Birthday Parties that Come to You

STEM Birthday Parties that Come to You

Engineering for Kids, a traveling STEM education program that visits schools and summer camps, now offers its programs in Nassau County, as well as Manhattan, Queens, and Westchester County. The hands-on STEM academic enrichment program also offers robotics, rocket building, and Levitron birthday parties.

Find Waldo in Queens and Save at Local Stores

Find Waldo in Queens and Save at Local Stores

People shopping small businesses in Astoria and Long Island City in Queens will be in for a discount if they find Waldo hiding in its stores during this month-long scavenger hunt.

Kumon Math and Reading Center Opens in Kew Gardens

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.

Flushing Preschool Offers Spanish and Mandarin Lessons

Flushing Preschool Offers Spanish and Mandarin Lessons

Ivy Day School, a preschool in Queens, recently opened a second Flushing location. Along with the core subjects, preschoolers benefit from an English-Mandarin/Spanish bilingual program, as well as creative arts and cooking classes. The school also has art and computer rooms, an indoor playroom, and a garage for easy pick up and drop off.

Second Annual New York State Museum Week Begins in June

Second Annual New York State Museum Week Begins in June

On May 31, assemblywoman Margaret M. Markey and the Queens Tourism Council at the New York Hall of Science kicked off New York State Museum Week, which will be from June 10-16.

NYChessKids Offers Summer Camp at PS98 in Queens

NYChessKids Offers Summer Camp at PS98 in Queens

PS98Q, The Douglaston School of Literature in Queens, and NYChessKids have partnered to offer a summer day camp for children ages 4-12 in July and August. Campers will learn to play chess, as well as have ample physical activity.

Catch Disney's Dusty of 'Planes' at NYC's Air Show at Jones Beach

Catch Disney's Dusty of 'Planes' at NYC's Air Show at Jones Beach

Kids will delight when they see the surprise guest -- Dusty, the star of Disney's new movie "Planes" -- at this year's Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach during Memorial Day weekend.

Olympic Gold Medalists Help Host Official Swimming Safety Days in NYC

Olympic Gold Medalists Help Host Official Swimming Safety Days in NYC

Olympic gold medalists Cullen Jones and Rowdy Gaines kick off USA Swimming Foudation's "Make a Splash" tour at the Empire State Building where New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg names May 16-18 as "Swimming Safety Days."

The Hospital for Special Surgery Opens Children's Pavilion

The Hospital for Special Surgery Opens Children's Pavilion

The Lerner Children’s Pavilion is a pediatric orthopedic hospital within The Hospital for Special Surgery, the No. 1 hospital for orthopedics in the country. The family-friendly hospital on the Upper East Side features private patient rooms with in-room family accommodations; safe play areas for patients and their siblings; and a nature-influenced design.

Chilibeans Party Place Now Offers Two Summer Camps

Chilibeans Party Place Now Offers Two Summer Camps

Chilibeans Party Place will host two different summer camps in Queens this year: Lego Engineering and Artful Adventures. The Lego camp applies real-world physics, engineering, and architecture concepts for children in kindergarten through sixth grades. The art camp is split into two sessions: 3-D Insanity and Crazy Craftin’ for children in first through sixth grades.

Music Together Returns to Howard Beach After Hurricane Sandy

Music Together Returns to Howard Beach After Hurricane Sandy

With the post-Sandy renovations to Saint Barnabas church completed, Music Together is returning to its Howard Beach location. Music Together offers Mommy, Music, and Me, a parent or caregiver and child music class that teaches the fundamentals of music in a group setting.

Three Little Piggies Debut at Queens Zoo

Three Little Piggies Debut at Queens Zoo

Queens Zoo welcomed three rare domestic pigs, mulefoot hogs, to its grounds in May.

Nonprofit Provides Free Hearing Screenings for Students

Nonprofit Provides Free Hearing Screenings for Students

NYC schools no longer offer hearing screenings for its students, so on May 2, the Hearing Health Foundation and Gordon Hearing Conservation partnered to provide free hearing screenings for students at the Speyer Legacy School on Manhattan's Upper West Side in honor of May's Better Hearing and Speech month.

American Camp Association Grants Summer Camp Scholarships to Hurricane Sandy Victims

American Camp Association Grants Summer Camp Scholarships to Hurricane Sandy Victims

The American Camp Association of New York and New Jersey grant hundreds of summer camp scholarships to children affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Spa-Tacular Party's in Brooklyn Donates Birthday Party to Deserving Rockaway Family

Spa-Tacular Party's in Brooklyn Donates Birthday Party to Deserving Rockaway Family

Spa-Tacular Party's @The Candy Shop in Mill Basin, Brooklyn, hosted a birthday party for a deserving Rockaway family who were temporarily relocated to Brooklyn after Hurricane Sandy.

Power Brain Training Center Expands Summer Camp Program

Power Brain Training Center Expands Summer Camp Program

Power Brain Training Centers in Bayside, Queens and Syosset have expanded its summer camp curriculum to add more advanced brain training exercises, as well as divided the campers by age. During the camp, children will increase focus and coordination, as well as learn to have empathy and what it means to be a good leader.

FasTracKids Moves to Rego Park for Parent Convenience

FasTracKids Moves to Rego Park for Parent Convenience

National early childhood program FasTracKids recently moved from its Kew Gardens location to a location in Rego Park that is more accessible by public transportation and by car. The Rego Park location has a pool on the roof, which the owner hopes to soon enclose for year-round swimming instruction, as well as access to neighborhood parks.

Licenders New Lice Removal Tool Works in 30 Minutes

Licenders New Lice Removal Tool Works in 30 Minutes

Head lice screening and removal company Licenders uses new tool called the LouseBuster to dry up and kill eggs and bugs in 30 minutes. The quick head lice removal technique uses a concentrated flow of hot air.




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