The Best Yoga Classes For Kids In The City

By Iman Saad

A Family Guide To Yoga In The City

Yogi Beans Yogi Beans It’s no secret that yoga is becoming an increasingly popular activity for adults, but did you know that it’s also great for kids? There are many benefits of yoga for children. According to Shari Vilchez-Blatt, the founder and director of New York’s Karma Kids Yoga studio, yoga can help with “building concentration and focus, flexibility, [more]

Crafty Thinking: 6 Home Crafts For Kids

By Bridget Moriarity

Fun DIY projects for kids of all ages.

We asked a handful of the city’s best family-friendly art studios to share a unique project with us that parents and their children can make in the comfort of their home during this wintry month. Get ready to channel your inner Picasso! [more]

Where To Flip Out In NYC

By New York Family

The best gymnastics venues and programs for kids in the city

92_karen-haberberg-photography-1024x682 Starting Out: Many of these venues also have classes for older kids, but not competitive teams. 74th Street MAGIC Columbus Gym Gymboree The Little Gym My Gym Harlem Getting Serious: Many of these venues have offerings for younger kids who are just beginning gymnastics and movement. 92Y Asphalt Green Chelsea Piers Discovery Programs Gymtime Rhythm & Glues Jodi’s Gym NYC Elite Gymnastics Sokol To read what NYC kid gymnasts have to say about their sport, click here. [more]

Fantastic Gymnastics

By Mia Weber

Young NYC gymnasts give us their tips on sticking it!

From teaching kids their first somersaults to fostering serious and sophisticated young competitors, NYC’s wealth of gymnastics programs offer top-notch training to growing gymnasts. We asked some enthusiastic young tumblers from a variety of the city’s facilities to tell us what they love most about their sport and to offer a few tips for fellow city kids thinking of giving [more]

How To Help Your Child Learn His Or Her First Instrument

By Anna Boisseau

A parent’s guide to introducing children to music, helping them pick their first instrument, and managing the dreaded practices.

Elias from Brooklyn jamming on his first drum set. It’s not news to most parents that early music exposure is beneficial to young children’s intellectual and emotional development. But what are the best ways to introduce children to their first instruments—and what are the best ways to keep it fun while reinforcing practice? Sharing [more]

NYC Dance Venues We Love

By Mia Weber

Our guide to the best dance programs and venues in New York City–for all ages.

Applause - Photo by Karen Haberberg Check out our suggestions for dance classes for NYC kids of all ages--from tots to tweens. And for a beautiful photo essay featuring some of our favorite programs in the city, click here! Just For Fun 74th St. MAGIC, 74MAGIC.com 92nd Street Y, 92y.org apple seeds, appleseedsnyc.com Applause NYC (o-5), applauseny.com Church Street School for Music and Art, churchstreetschool.org Creative Play For Kids, creativeplayforkids.com Dance with [more]