Long Island Dad on Mission to Make Swim Time Safer for Kids
One Long Island dad is making it his mission to teach children about pool and swimming safety through the Long Island Drowning Prevention Task Force.
Ask the Expert: What Should I Know About Lice?
Local experts share what every parent needs to know about head lice, including signs your child might have lice, how often you should check for lice, what lice look like, when your child can be around peers, how much of your house needs to be cleaned, and whether lice carry diseases.
Movement to Prevent Hearing Loss in Teens Gains Momentum
Starkey Hearing Foundation's Listen Carefully program, which educates teens about the dangers of listening to music too loudly and aims to prevent teen hearing loss, has gained momentum.
Pacplex Reopens After Fixing Damage from Hurricane Sandy
After Hurricane Sandy hit, Pacplex had to close to fix the damage it sustained during the severe weather. Pacplex is reopening with some new additions to the facility. The family fitness center also offers summer camp and after-school programs.
FLOTUS: New Grant Opportunity to Get Obesity-Fighting Programs into More Schools
FLOTUS Michelle Obama announces new school grant opportunities that would allow the schools to implement innovative programs that target childhood obesity, including NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center's CHALK/Just Move program.
Long Island's Top Youth Volunteers Head to D.C.
Two young Long Islanders of Nassau County will head to Washington, D.C. to join nominees for America's top youth volunteers of 2013. The two have been awarded the Prudential Spirit of Community Award for their dedication to volunteering in the Long Island community.
Take the Screen-Free Challenge
The third annual Screen-Free Week is April 29 to May 5. Take the challenge to turn off your cell phones, TVs, and iPads to spend more quality time with your family.
The Carlyle Hotel NYC Introduces New Children's Packages
The Carlyle in New York City, a Rosewood Hotel, introduces new children's packages featuring the top-selling book series, "The Super Adventures of Sophie and The City," that include signed copies of books, specially designed cupcakes, and other kid-friendly ways to enjoy the Big Apple that would make a special birthday present for a special little girl.
New Children's Salon Opens in East Northport
Snip-its, a children's salon, is now open in East Northport. The salon offers regular hair cuts and styling, as well as spa services and birthday parties.
Imaginary Friends: Should I Be Worried?
Your child and her imaginary friend are inseparable, but, most likely, you shouldn't worry about the invisible companion. Imaginary play is important for children's development, and those who had imaginary friends are shown to have more creative problem-solving skills.