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Ask the Expert: How Can I Make Sure My Child is Safe When Riding Their Bike?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Make Sure My Child is Safe When Riding Their Bike?

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.

Why Your Child Should Should Learn to Ride a Balance Bike

Why Your Child Should Should Learn to Ride a Balance Bike

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.

New Summer Camp Teaches Children Extreme Sports

New Summer Camp Teaches Children Extreme Sports

Camp Extreme, a new summer camp offers BMX bike, BMX dirt trail riding, skateboard, and surf lessons for children on Long Island. The extreme sports summer camp is designed so all campers learn and progress together.

The Love of Lacrosse Comes to Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Love of Lacrosse Comes to Brooklyn Bridge Park

Is your son or daughter itching to try a new sport? Why not try lacrosse? Brooklyn Lacrosse Club, which has fields on Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5, is starting its first competitive season this spring. With teams for boys and girls, your athlete will have fun while being active.

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Suffolk County, Long Island

Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Suffolk County, Long Island

If you're a Long Island parent looking for sports and fitness classes for kids offered in Suffolk County, this is the list for you. These sports and fitness programs on Long Island offer classes for kids including zumba, horseback riding, skating, and yoga. These sports and fitness centers are located on Long Island in Hauppauge, Old Bethpage, Amityville, Medford, Ronkonkoma, and Port Washington.

Athletic Apparel Company Opens Showroom on Upper West Side

Athletic Apparel Company Opens Showroom on Upper West Side

ivivva athletica, an apparel company for active girls and created by lululemon athletica, opens a new showroom on the Upper West Side in Manhattan. The brightly colored clothing is perfect for dancers, gymnasts, ice skaters, athletes, and girls who just want to wear comfortable, stylish clothing while having fun.

10 Wild Animals That Have Olympic Gold-Medal Worthy Abilities

10 Wild Animals That Have Olympic Gold-Medal Worthy Abilities

The opening ceremony of the London 2012 Summer Olympics is July 27, and whether it's your child's first Summer Olympics or they've watched the games before, the National Wildlife Federation offers a creative way to get them excited about the global event by comparing Olympians with wild animals that use similar skills for survival.

A Parent's Guide to Getting into the Olympic Spirit

A Parent's Guide to Getting into the Olympic Spirit

While the 2012 summer medal action is taking place in London, there are plenty of chances to get into the Olympic spirit closer to home.

Introducing the Mascots for the 2012 London Olympics

Introducing the Mascots for the 2012 London Olympics

With the 2012 London Olympics starting in July, it's time for you and your kids to meet the official Olympic mascots. These two colorful characters represent the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.

Classic Kids' Birthday Parties Featuring Retro Sports in NYC

Classic Kids' Birthday Parties Featuring Retro Sports in NYC

From dodgeball to obstacle courses to Ga-ga, classic childhood games are making a comeback at kids' birthday party venues across New York City. Here's where to find them.

Classic Kids' Birthday Parties Featuring Retro Sports on Long Island

Classic Kids' Birthday Parties Featuring Retro Sports on Long Island

From dodgeball to obstacle courses to Ga-ga, classic childhood games are making a comeback at kids' birthday party venues across Long Island. Here's where to find them.

Classic Kids' Birthday Parties Featuring Retro Sports in Fairfield County, CT

Classic Kids' Birthday Parties Featuring Retro Sports in Fairfield County, CT

From dodgeball to obstacle courses to Ga-ga, classic childhood games are making a comeback at kids' birthday party venues across Fairfield County, Connecticut. Here's where to find them.

Classic Kids' Birthday Parties Featuring Retro Sports in Rockland County, NY

Classic Kids' Birthday Parties Featuring Retro Sports in Rockland County, NY

From dodgeball to obstacle courses to Ga-ga, classic childhood games are making a comeback at kids' birthday party venues across the New York City area. Here's where to find them in Rockland County, New York.

Family-Friendly Bowling Alleys in Fairfield

Family-Friendly Bowling Alleys in Fairfield

Bowling alleys across the country have upgraded to appeal to kids and youth players, and Fairfield County is no exception. Check out our list of the best bowling alleys for families in the county, from Greenwich to Danbury.

Family-Friendly Bowling Alleys in Rockland

Family-Friendly Bowling Alleys in Rockland

Bowling alleys across the country have upgraded to appeal to kids and youth players, and Rockland County is no exception. Check out our list of the top four best bowling alleys for families in the county, from Pearl River to West Haverstraw.

Family-Friendly Bowling Alleys in Westchester

Family-Friendly Bowling Alleys in Westchester

Bowling alleys across the country have upgraded to appeal to kids and youth players, and Westchester County is no exception. Check out our list of the best bowling alleys for families from Yonkers to White Plains to Jefferson Valley.

Family-Friendly Bowling Alleys on Long Island

Family-Friendly Bowling Alleys on Long Island

Bowling alleys across the country have upgraded to appeal to kids and youth players, and Long Island is no exception. Check out our list of the best bowling alleys for families in Nassau County and Suffolk County.

Family-Friendly Bowling Alleys in New York City

Family-Friendly Bowling Alleys in New York City

Bowling alleys across the country have upgraded to appeal to kids and youth players, and New York City is no exception. Check out our list of the best bowling alleys for families in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.

Bowling is Back in Style

Bowling is Back in Style

Bowling is the latest youth sport to come back into style, with alleys luring kids and families back to their lanes with spruced-up features like glow-in-the-dark bowling, all-inclusive birthday party packages, and child-friendly food and entertainment. Get the scoop on what our NYC-area bowling alleys have to offer.

Benefits and Risks of Youth Wrestling

Benefits and Risks of Youth Wrestling

Youth wrestling isn’t just for innately athletic kids—the skills can be developed, and anyone can excel (even those who start as late as age 12, when children’s bodies are primed for the sport). Read about the benefits as well as the risk of injury from this physical sport.

The Many Benefits of Individual Sports

The Many Benefits of Individual Sports

Individual sports are becoming more popular among young children, especially tennis. Read on for the many ways individual sports can help foster important life skills such as independence and building focus as well as how they're especially beneficial for children with special needs.

A Guide to Hiking and Climbing with Kids in the NYC Area

A Guide to Hiking and Climbing with Kids in the NYC Area

Hiking in the great outdoors and rock climbing -- whether indoors or out -- are both wonderful opportunities for families to exercise together while having fun. And though both sports have their risks, even young children can be successful and safe with the right planning and preparation. Check out our roundup of articles below for all you need to know before going hiking or climbing with your kids in the New York City area (and beyond!).

Indoor Rock Climbing Centers In and Near NYC

Indoor Rock Climbing Centers In and Near NYC

Rock climbing is great exercise, and indoor climbing takes away some of the safety risks of the sport, making it a great activity for kids and families. Check out these spots in and around New York City that offer indoor climbing walls.

A Parent's Guide to Rock Climbing and Hiking With Kids

A Parent's Guide to Rock Climbing and Hiking With Kids

Have your kids put down the video game controls and keep them active by going rock climbing up a climbing wall or hiking on one of the New York City area's many nature trails. Read on for suggestions on where to go, what to bring with you, and how to keep the kids safe during your trip.

X Games for Kids

X Games for Kids

If your kids catch "extreme sports" fever after watching the X Games, don't worry. Skateboarding and BMX racing can be fun, safe sports for children that teach valuable life skills.




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