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Baby, It’s Cold Outside - Indoor Activities
Outside it’s cold, but here are some options – from high tech to board games to crafts – to get your family through the winter doldrums. (read the story...)

Where to: Ski and Skate with the Family
Your guide for where to ski and skate with your kids in the NYC area. (read the story...)

Keeping Her Eyes on the Goal
Nicole Grosser, from Westchester, New York, knows what she wanted to do since her first hockey game with the Westchester Mariners. Her love of the sport is a family affair. Her father and older brother played hockey and she became interested in it too. With the Mariners she learned about sportsmanship, team spirit, goaltending, and respect for the game. (read the story...)

Kids: Skate Through Winter Injury-Free !
Children love to be outside during the winter, participating in outdoor activities, inlcuding hockey, ice skating, sledding, skiing, and snowboarding. But, doing these vigorous activity outside can possibly cause your child and your family to sustain injuries. (read the story...)

Yoga for Kids
The following are some local studios that offer classes for kids. (read the story...)

Rolling on the River
The New York Water Fest offers a variety of rafting and kayaking on-the-water activities. (read the story...)

Build Self-Confidence Through Sports
Athletic confidence is a core mental skill because of its impact on other parts of one’s life, like school and relationships with family and friends. (read the story...)

Stay in Shape Like the Pros
With the U.S. Open underway in New York, we spoke to two former tennis players who are now moms. These two chic moms know how to stay in shape and look good while doing it! Here they share their advice. (read the story...)

Sport-Specific Footwear Gives Kids a Leg up
Kids who are properly outfitted for the specific sport they’re playing have an edge, says Westchester-based podiatrist Dr. Charles Morelli, president of the Tappan Zee Division of the New York State Podiatric Medical Association. (read the story...)

How to Keep Young Athletes Injury-Free
Here’s a question that bedevils virtually every parent with a child who plays sports: Is there anything you can do to keep your young athlete on the field and off the disabled list? (read the story...)

A Sport For Every Child
Often, parents orchestrate the play of children at early ages so that they don’t perish from the sports habitat prematurely. But sometimes it’s better just to give them the space and tools and let nature take its course. (read the story...)

Solutions for Over-the-Top Sports Parents
Raise your hand if you have ever seen an over-the-top sports parent – maybe even in the mirror. (read the story...)

How to Encourage Your Child in Sports
Childhood obesity is at an all-time high in the United States, so getting children to participate in some sort of physical activity is important. Many children lead such sedentary lives – often parked in front of the television set or video game console for hours on end – that a child who wants to be active should be applauded. (read the story...)

Preparing Kids for Spring Sports
As the weather warms up, it’s time for your kids to do the same. It’s the season for baseball, softball, soccer, and lacrosse. (read the story...)

BATTER UP: Kids' Baseball & Softball Equipment
Spring is the season when boys and girls start getting excited about playing baseball and softball, and for parents, that means getting them ready by buying the right equipment to start their seasons on the right foot. (read the story...)

Kids on the Court: Tennis in Flushing
A new program has been under development in select cities around the country including USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing and launches nationally this month. QuickStart Tennis, designed for ages 5-10, aims to develop skills by playing, not drilling. (read the story...)

Where to: Ski: January 2008
Where to find the best deals and the newest resort additions this ski season... (read the story...)

Follow The Snow : A Skier's Guide
Eastern skiers delight in the mere dusting of flakes, and are willing to accept manufactured snow because of the ease of getting in the car. (read the story...)

Singing with Sukey : Movement Classes for Children
As a former professional dancer, Sukey Molloy's aim was to create classes where kids would find joy in movement. By setting up different gymnastics equipment and observing her son, she began PlayMove&Sing, which promotes movement and encourages sensory learning. (read the story...)

Westchester 2007 Fall Preview
A preview of four-star family offerings for the fall season . . . (read the story...)

Queens Parent 2007 Fall Preview
Check out Queens Parent 2007 Fall Preview! (read the story...)

The Curse of the Traveling Class
When your kids are small, you enroll them in ‘movement’ classes, hoping it will lead to a lifetime of sports or dance. (read the story...)

Posing Play
Many kids’ yoga classes incorporate games. Long Island-based Katie Feldman has gone a few steps further. (read the story...)

Mets Go Citi
This is the last month of the season for the New York Mets, but forward-thinking fans are already planning trips to the stadium in 2009, to the new Citi Field. (read the story...)

Caution: Children at Play
Be it soccer or swimming, tennis or baseball, year-round training or participation on too many teams can lead to burnout and overuse injuries. Both are on the rise, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. (read the story...)


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