Keeping Kids Safe and Healthy During Sports Practices and Games

Keeping Kids Safe and Healthy During Sports Practices and Games

In recent years, more children are participating in competitive team sports. However, this increased participation has led to an increase in sports injuries. But don’t let this fact deter you from allowing your child to participate in school or you...

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Theater Classes & Programs in Rockland County, NY

Theater Classes & Programs in Rockland County, NY

UPDATED August 2018: Enroll your child in theater classes in Rockland County. There are tons of performing arts venues in Rockland County that provide creative opportunities for kids. Give your budding Shakespeare theater classes and find the best ...

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Summer Activities, Programs, Classes, and Fun for Kids in Rockland County

Summer Activities, Programs, Classes, and Fun for Kids in Rockland County

UPDATED August 2018: Finding the right summer program for your child in Rockland County can be a bit of a chore, which is why we've compiled a list of some amazing summer classes, summer camps, and summer programs for kids across the area, as well ...

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How to Help Your Teen Daughter Thrive in Her Sport

How to Help Your Teen Daughter Thrive in Her Sport

We all know that getting exercise is important for teens and children alike, but playing sports offers additional long-term benefits for girls that your standard fitness class might not. From building self-confidence to encouraging teamwork, there’...

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Register for Free Swim Classes From the New York City Parks Department

Register for Free Swim Classes From the New York City Parks Department

There's just a few more days left to register for free swim classes via the New York City Parks Department. Up until March 19, 11:59pm you can fill out an application to be entered into the lottery for Spring session swim classes. The upcoming s...

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How to Help Your Teen Get More Exercise

How to Help Your Teen Get More Exercise

Most adolescents are a lot less active than they should be. Get yours moving with these expert-approved tips.

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Benefits of Music Education for Children

Benefits of Music Education for Children

Music education isn't just a nice extra—it helps children with academics, character development, empathy, and more.

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Olympian Jenny Simpson to Serve as Ambassador for New NYRR Youth Fitness Program

Olympian Jenny Simpson to Serve as Ambassador for New NYRR Youth Fitness Program

New York Road Runners announced that three-time Olympian Jenny Simpson will serve as ambassador and special advisor for its new youth fitness program, Rising New York Road Runners.

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Grand County: An Adventure-Filled Family Destination

Grand County: An Adventure-Filled Family Destination

Plan a family vacation to Grand County, Colorado, with activities such as horseback riding, whitewater rafting, alpine sliding, and hiking.

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After-School Activities vs. Downtime for Kids

After-School Activities vs. Downtime for Kids

Kids love to take after-school classes, participate in sports teams, and do other extracurricular activities, but unstructured time is important, too.

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How to Recognize When a Child is Gifted

How to Recognize When a Child is Gifted

How to tell if your child is gifted, a prodigy, or just plain smart—and what to do about it

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Why Is the Sky Blue: Experiment for Kids

Why Is the Sky Blue: Experiment for Kids

We know your kids have asked—now they can learn the why the sky is blue by doing this science experiment.

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How to Turn Your Child’s Extracurricular Activity Into Extra Cash for College

How to Turn Your Child’s Extracurricular Activity Into Extra Cash for College

Whether your kid is committed to sports, the arts, or even community service, here’s how to turn that passion for after-school activities into a college scholarship.

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Dry & Secondary Drowning: This Is What Parents Need to Know

Dry & Secondary Drowning: This Is What Parents Need to Know

It's possible to drown hours or even days after leaving the pool. Here's what to watch out forl

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Why Do So Many Gifted and Talented Children Hate To Write?

Why Do So Many Gifted and Talented Children Hate To Write?

Disliking to write is a widespread phenomenon, affecting as many as 50 percent of gifted kids--here’s how to change their minds just a little.

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Help Crayola Name Its Newest Crayon and Win a Trip to Orlando

Help Crayola Name Its Newest Crayon and Win a Trip to Orlando

Crayola needs your help in naming its newest blue crayon. In return it's giving away one of six grand prizes for an all-expense paid trip for four to the Orlando Crayola Experience.

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The Importance of STEAM Classes for Young Kids

The Importance of STEAM Classes for Young Kids

STEAM curriculum is growing in popularity amongst younger children and for a good reason. Centers like NY Kids Club have expanded their STEAM curriculum to meet the needs of parents and kids in NYC.

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Learning to Ski in the Catskills

Learning to Ski in the Catskills

A peek at Hunter Mountain and Windham Mountain Resorts ski lessons

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FIGMENT's Artist-Designed Mini Golf Course on Governors Island Needs Your Help

FIGMENT's Artist-Designed Mini Golf Course on Governors Island Needs Your Help

FIGMENT's artist-designed mini golf course will not be able to return for its 10th season if its Kickstarter campaign is not successful.

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Are Kids Getting Enough Time for Recess?

Are Kids Getting Enough Time for Recess?

SHAPE America created guidelines for schools to follow to support recess for all K-12 students.

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RoboMindTech Represented the U.S. in the World Robot Olympiad

RoboMindTech Represented the U.S. in the World Robot Olympiad

Three students from RoboMindTech represented the United States in the World Robot Olympiad in India.

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Amazing Facts About Babies and Music

Amazing Facts About Babies and Music

All children are musical at birth and can respond to music around them.

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How Music Lessons Helped My Child With Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder

How Music Lessons Helped My Child With Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder

The story of how one child with special needs went from fearing music to celebrating it.

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Why Etiquette Schools are Thriving Today

Why Etiquette Schools are Thriving Today

Though it may seem quaint, etiquette schools are thriving today—here's why.

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Should Your Kid Play Contact Sports?

Should Your Kid Play Contact Sports?

As our understanding of concussions grows, new policies are being put into place to keep young athletes safe. But some still wonder whether certain sports can ever be considered safe for kids.

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What Life Skills Will My Child Learn in Dance Class

What Life Skills Will My Child Learn in Dance Class

Six life skills children will learn by taking dance classes.

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Behind the Thrills: How Lifeguards Keep Kids Safe at Water Parks

Behind the Thrills: How Lifeguards Keep Kids Safe at Water Parks

An in-depth look at how the dedicated and well-trained crew of lifeguards keep everyone safe at water parks.

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The Benefits of Playing a Musical Instrument

The Benefits of Playing a Musical Instrument

Music instructors weigh in on what parents need to know before signing their kids up for music lessons, including renting vs. buying, how to choose what to play, and the benefits of private and group lessons.

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The Benefits of Dance for Young Children

The Benefits of Dance for Young Children

Dance is a great way for children to express themselves and burn off steam. NY Kids Club offers dance classes for kids. Here are some of the benefits.

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Tips for Balancing Life as a Mom and a Business Owner

Tips for Balancing Life as a Mom and a Business Owner

Expert advice on how to juggle motherhood and owning a business.

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How Can I Get My Kids Interested in Art?

How Can I Get My Kids Interested in Art?

Six things parents can do with their kids to get the children interested in art.

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The Benefits of Kids Taking Swim Classes

The Benefits of Kids Taking Swim Classes

Why kids should learn to swim at a young age.

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Teens Can Caddy Their Way to 4-Year College Scholarship

Teens Can Caddy Their Way to 4-Year College Scholarship

Caddying is not only a way to learn valuable skills, it can also earn teens a 4-year college scholarship through the Western Golf Association Evans Scholar Foundation.

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Understanding the Needs of Gifted Children: Tips for Raising, Motivating, and Teaching

Understanding the Needs of Gifted Children: Tips for Raising, Motivating, and Teaching

If you have a bright child who seems to be losing interest in school, it may not be because they do not like it, they might just be bored.

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Music May Help Babies Develop Better Speech Skills

Music May Help Babies Develop Better Speech Skills

In a study published by the journal PNAS, researchers found that 9-month-old babies that listened to waltz music were able to recognize sound patterns better than those that did not.

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Student Artwork Exhibit Is Now on Display at the Guggenheim Museum

Student Artwork Exhibit Is Now on Display at the Guggenheim Museum

A Year with Children is an annual exhibit, now in its 45th year, that showcases the artwork of New York City public school students in grades 2-6 at the Guggenheim Museum.

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How Can Parents Help Their Child Develop Reading Proficiency?

How Can Parents Help Their Child Develop Reading Proficiency?

Developing strong reading skills early sets an important foundation for school success.

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Take a Free Music Lesson During Teach Music America Week

Take a Free Music Lesson During Teach Music America Week

Keep Music Alive, an organization that advocates music education, is celebrating Teach Music America Week by offering one free, 30-minute lesson.

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American Youth Soccer Organization Bans Heading for Young Players

American Youth Soccer Organization Bans Heading for Young Players

The American Youth Soccer Organization recently announced a change to its rules regarding heading the soccer ball in under-11 and under-12 divisions.

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Teachers Use New Hudson River Bridge to Spark Interest in STEM

Teachers Use New Hudson River Bridge to Spark Interest in STEM

As the area's first new bridge in more than 50 years arises across the Hudson River, local educators are seizing the opportunity to spark students' interest in STEM learning.

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7 Chocolate-Making Classes in Manhattan and Brooklyn

7 Chocolate-Making Classes in Manhattan and Brooklyn

Why buy chocolate from a grocery store when you can make your own? Check out one of these classes with your mini chocolate lover and create your own sweet treats!

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The National Winter Activity Center Opens for its First Season in Vernon, New Jersey

The National Winter Activity Center Opens for its First Season in Vernon, New Jersey

The National Winter Activity Center just opened for its first season in Vernon, New Jersey, offering youth from across the tri-state area an opportunity to ski, snowboard, and get outside this winter season!

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Not Your Sister's Ballet Class

Not Your Sister's Ballet Class

The School at Steps offers a For Boys Only (F.B.O.) class to boys ages 4-5 to introduce dance as a movement class.

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Roller Rinks in the New York City Area

Roller Rinks in the New York City Area

Check out these roller skating rinks in the New York City area.

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NYC’s First German Dual Language Program Now Accepting Applications

NYC’s First German Dual Language Program Now Accepting Applications

P.S. 17 Hendy D. Woodworth in Williamsburg, is the city’s first German dual language program and is now accepting applications.

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Scholastic News Kids Press Corps Adds 27 Young Reporters

Scholastic News Kids Press Corps Adds 27 Young Reporters

Scholastic News Kids Press Corps announced on November 17,2015, that it has added 27 new student reporters for the 2015-2016 school year.

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First Lady to Honor NYC’s Rosie’s Theater Kids

First Lady to Honor NYC’s Rosie’s Theater Kids

Rosie’s Theater Kids will be given the 2015 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award on Nov. 17 by First Lady Michelle Obama.

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Girls & STEM: Overcoming the Hurdles

Girls & STEM: Overcoming the Hurdles

What parent can do to encourage girls to continue pursuing their STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) interests.

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Ice Skating at Rockefeller Center 2015 Season Info

Ice Skating at Rockefeller Center 2015 Season Info

The Rink at Rockefeller Center opens its ice to the public on Tuesday, October 13. Read on to find out about opening day activities, the 2015 season schedule, and fun extras that Rockefeller Center has in store for visitors this winter.

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At What Age Should I Enroll My Child in a Sports Class?

At What Age Should I Enroll My Child in a Sports Class?

Mina Rochel Marsow, owner of Prospect Gymnastics, shares the earliest age at which it is most beneficial to enroll your child in a sports class.

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