Summer Activities in Westchester County, NY
Do you need great summer activities for kids in Westchester County, NY? Use our guide to find kids classes, Westchester summer camps, summer programs, activities near Westchester County, and family excursions close by. Summer activities in Westchester are at your fingertips.
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.
Ask the Expert: At What Age Should My Child Begin Piano Lessons?
Founder and artistic director of the New York Piano School says the optimal age to begin piano lessons is 6 years old. She explains why and also recommends how frequently your child should have lessons to ensure the most learning without feeling overwhelmed by the piano lesson.
Tuckahoe Dance Studio Offers Kids' Classes for All Ages
Stephanie Urbina recently opened The Dance Gallery, a dance studio in Tuckahoe that offers dance classes for kids, including creative movement dance classes for preschoolers and five levels—based on age—of ballet classes for kids of all ages.
New Music Therapy Programs for Children with Special Needs
The Music Academy for Special Learners has added music therapy and small group rhythm socialization classes to the array of programs they offer for children with special needs. They also offer piano/keyboard, guitar, saxophone, voice, and art lessons.
2 Dino-Mite DIY Preschool Projects
A Brooklyn mom shares DIY after-school dinosaur and fossil projects that she does preschooler to help develop skills like small muscle control, hand-eye coordination, and following directions.
Preschoolers Learn Music in School of Rock's New Program
School of Rock Farmingdale is starting a new program in September to get preschoolers interested in music at an early age. This program teaches students theory through songs, instead of teaching songs through theory.
Fashion and Art for Kids in Astoria
BabyNOIR boutique opened on Feb. 1, introducing fashion, fun, and education to boys and girls in Astoria. “People no longer have to travel for fashion,” says Kazuki Kozuru-Salifoska, store owner and designer of the children’s apparel lines babyNOIR and babySOLAIRE. “I wanted to have a place where people in Queens could come and shop.”
10 Great Retro Toys for Kids of All Ages
Remember that Easy-Bake Oven or Mr. Potato Head you had when you were a kid? Classic toys like those never go out of style. So whether you're shopping for kids or a partner who appreciates the occasional silly gift, these throwback toys recommended by a Queens Mama are sure to be a hit.
Staying Off the Naughty (Spending) List: Ten Ways to Manage Your Finances and Avoid Post-Holiday Regrets
The holidays are filled with temptation to go overboard with spending. Financial expert Eric Tyson offers advice on how to manage your holiday spending.