The Physiological Benefits Your Children Gain from Outdoor Play

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. 

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News 12- Dinosaur Fun

Kids of all ages and adults love dinosaurs!

These sensory activities will keep the kids busy and happy for hours.

These activities are fun to make for a rainy day or to use when playing outside.

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News 12- Crafty with Shells and Rocks

Getting crafty with your nature walk treasures!

It is Summer time and living on Long Island we love going toward the water and beach combing for shells and rocks. Once you collect them you can turn those tiny treasures into beautiful works of art.

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DIY Backyard Hopscotch made from Pavers

Add the classic game of hopscotch to your yard with these colorful pavers that you can create yourself for an inexpensive do-it-yourself project.

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Long Island Children’s Museum

Looking for a fun place to go that children of all ages will love?

Head to the Long Island Children’s Museum in Garden City.

The Museum is two levels filled with things to do, explore and enjoy.

   Have fun with your family as you experience, “14 interactive exhibits plus live theater, art spaces and daily activities to provide hours of discovery for children of all ages.”

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PermaLeaf Outdoor Artificial Plants and Trees

PermaLeaf® offers the widest selection of luxurious, sophisticated, and lifelike looking plants and trees in the market.

Whether you are looking for large or small trees or window boxes, visual screens or hanging baskets, their products have a stunning realism about themselves and mimic their real counterpart perfectly. I wanted something that would brighten up the front of my house and would last without me having to use my “green thumb” to keep it alive. Can you imagine a plant that requires little to no maintenance at all and looks great, too?

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Ice Skating on Long Island

It is that time of year to break out your ice skates and head to a local rink.

Not sure where to go? Then check out our list of indoor and outdoor places to skate this winter season with your family and friends.

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Our list has locations in both Nassau and Suffolk County.

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