The Benefits of Outdoor Play for Kids
Free play is beneficial to all kids, but nature-based play is even better because it allows children to develop a range of science, math, and engineering skills.
How to Get Kids to Enjoy the Outdoors in the Winter
The average child in the U.S. spends less than 15 minutes a day outside, and even less than that during the cold winter months. But, getting outside in the snow is fun and healthy. The Early Years Institute offers advice on how to enjoy the outdoors this winter.
Children's Therapy Practice Adds Individual and Group Classes
Sensational Development, a private occupational therapy practice for children and young adults, recently added individual and group therapy classes for residents in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Winners of our Halloween Giveaway Prizes
This Halloween, we're celebrating by hosting THREE spooky giveaways each week! That means you have three opportunities to win big from now all the way through Oct. 31. We'll announce winners on Monday afternoons -- check back on this page to see if you've won.
A New Resource for New Moms
Patricia Reilly started Growing Up Babies, a newborn care consulting company, in November 2011 because she saw a need for support for new mothers when they return home from the hospital with their newborns.
A Passion for Education
The 11th Annual Catholic School Administrators Association presents the 2011 Lighting the Fire for Catholic Education Award to St. Paul School's principal.
March of Dimes Presents 15th Annual Golden Apple Awards
Ten faculty members across Long Island were awarded with Golden Apple Awards presented by March of Dimes to recognize their commitment to education.
Diagnosis: Speech Disorder
Speech disorders, which include stuttering, affect five to 10 percent of all kids, can have affects on social interactions and behavior as well as self-esteem. Boys are about four times more likely to have speech disorders than girls.
Best Events for Kids in Rockland County NY - October 2011
Find the best things to do with kids in Rockland County, NY this October, including a science fair in Palisades, a family camp out in Cornwall, an Italian festival in Congers, historical tours and demonstrations in Stony Point, pumpkin picking in Pomona, and a Scholastic book fair in West Nyack.
How Valuable are Singing Lessons for Kids?
If a child doesn't seem to have a natural talent for singing, are voice lessons really worth it? Professional singer and musician Patricia Shih says they are, for several reasons.