I have always loved to read. When I was younger I could get lost in a book, losing days (and sleep) to get to the ending. The ending was often bittersweet for me; I wanted so badly to know what was going to happen, but often felt sad that it was over.
I love to read all kinds of books: novels, non-fiction adventure, books on politics, history, economics, genetics, seriously you name it, I’ll read it. In college I would go to the bookstore, pick a section, and sit on the floor, and spend hours picking out a new book.
It feels like it has been ages since we’ve played outside, but in reality it has only been a few weeks.
With these, dare I say frigid, days it’s easy for everyone to start to go a little stir-crazy. To keep the house from being torn apart, we’ve had to get a little creative around here (who would have a guessed a few strips of painters tape laid out on the floor could provide so much entertainment?).
In a digital age where every individual owns a gadget or even two, it can be difficult to encourage children to play outdoors. Most of today’s kids would rather stay at home and play games on their tablets or smartphones.
Based on Jenny Anderson’s report on, American kids spend about 18.6 hours of play time using their gadgets. Interestingly, it was also revealed that 62% of parents want their children to have more outside play. While this is currently an inescapable reality, it’s the parents’ responsibility to regulate their children’s screen time and introduce more play time. Playing outdoors is proven to give a child a range of benefits, from physical to social, mental and emotional.
Head down to the Bay of Patchogue for a great outdoor space for families to enjoy.
Shorefront Park includes an awesome playground, swings, putting green, Adult Workout Area, beautiful bay views and stage/ concert venue.
SHOOTING STARS SPORTS offers Soccer, Lacrosse, Basketball and Multi-Sport classes, clinics and camps throughout the year for children ages 18 months to 7 years old.
This is a great way to meet other Momees while the children get plenty of exercise.
They have locations in Lindenhurst, Locust Valley, Port Washington, St James and Westbury.
They have different class descriptions for each age group and sport check it out —–> Shooting Stars Sports Descriptions
The instructors are experienced and teach fundamental skills to both boys and girls.
The main goal of Shooting Stars Sports is to improve your child’s overall skills, foster fitness while building self-confidence and having FUN!
Why should you choose Shooting Stars Sports over any other sports program?
*FREE Trial class.
*Mention “Momee Friends of Long Island” when you call to receive 10% OFF registration.
* You can “Create Your Own Class” with 5 or more children.
* “LIKE” our Shooting Stars Sports Facebook page for a chance to win a FREE Session
Call 631-651-5000 for all Inquiries
Check out the Shooting Stars Sports Website to see everything they have to offer.
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Located in the village of Bayshore on W Main Street this center is great for children and families.
The center and activities focus on art, music, and movement in a group play environment, to help children develop physically, emotionally and socially. With great programs available and open play the owner Ann Marie has done an amazing job creating a place that feels like home and your children as well as yourself get so much out of being there.