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5 Sailing Schools for Long Island Kids

The summer is here and that means plenty of sunny days to spend out on a boat on Long Island's waters. For kids that love the water and enjoy the open ocean, sailing lessons might be in order. And Long Island has five premier sailing schools that teach children to hoist sails, tie knots and steer a sailboat. For more activities and classes this season, check out our Summer Fun Guide.

9 Great Karate & Taekwondo Schools in Nassau County

When I was looking for a karate school for my (then) four year-old son, I made a point of looking at smaller businesses where I was hoping he'd get more personal attention. One year later, he's an orange belt and learning more than just how to do a mean back kick. Whether it's discovering how to handle bullies, improve fine and gross motor skills, or making sure your child is getting enough exercise each week, studying karate can benefit kids in many ways.

Here, a list of some of Nassau's best dojos where your child can start to study karate or Taekwondo. And be sure to check out our Inside Activity Guide for more indoor sports and events that kids can enjoy year-round.

Storytime On Long Island

Reading is a fundamental part of a child’s learning experience, and studies show that it's never too early to expose your little one to a love of books and learning. And while reading to your child is a wonderful bonding experience, it’s nice to switch things up every now and then. Several bookstores are now inviting children to come in and listening to the telling of a beloved tale. It's a great way to not only expose your child to reading in a fun way, but also to get to know other parents in your area. Here is a rundown of some area bookstores that offer storytime for children:

Hockey Lessons for Kids on Long Island

Families everywhere will be watching the Winter Olympics, and the games might just inspire your child to take up one of the winter sports showcased during the games, such as ice skating or hockey. With that in mind, we've rounded up some Long Island rinks that offer ice hockey lessons for kids of all ages. Who knows? There just might be a future New York Islander in your home! There are even several Indoor and Outdoor rinks around the area so your child can practice his new skills.

And for more fun learning opportunities in the area, check out our Long Island Classes Guide.

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