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Momo's Clubhouse Opens an Indoor Jungle Gym for Kids in Syosset

Kids in Long Island's Syosset gained a brand-new play space this fall. Momo's Clubhouse opened in September, offering all-day drop-in play at its indoor playground, birthday parties, classes for toddlers and preschoolers, and even snacks and coffee for the parents.

We, of course, had to hear more! The bright indoor space is designed to promote imagination and creativity for ages 2 through 9, though there is a separate section (and lower pricing) for crawling babies, too!

Read on for our review of this new Nassau play space, and find more local indoor fun in our Long Island's top Long Island Play Space guide, including those just right for toddlers.

The Gaming Studio: Technology and Coding for LI Kids

Get your gaming faces on and your digits ready. The latest technology-focused space on Long Island, The Gaming Studio, in Syosset, teaches real-world tech skills in an entertaining and productive environment.

For more enrichment opportunities, peruse our camps and classes guide. Want more birthday party ideas? Pop over to our Party Place. Plus, our STEM page is a central spot for all things science, technology, engineering and math.

Rockin’ Music Classes in Nassau County

There's no denying the many benefits music has in a child's life, and studies show that learning how to play an instrument can not only help your child do better in school, but also relieve stress, boost self-esteem and teach discipline. There are plenty of places in Nassau County where kids can start to learn to play a variety of instruments. So whether your child wants to be the next John Mayer or Mozart, it's never too early to start.

8 Indoor Sports Programs for Long Island Kids

As the weather gets cooler and activities turn indoors, there's no reason kids have to stop playing the sports they've grown to love--or are expressing an interest in trying out. Luckily, there are a few places across Long Island that offers children the chance to stay active no matter what the weather is like outside. These complexes offer indoor sports facilities that cater to leagues for little ones, clinics, birthday parties and more. And for more extra-curricular activities, check out our Long Island Classes Guide.

Free Summer Children's Shows in Nassau County

Not all summer entertainment for children has to come with a hefty price tag. In fact, several shows across Nassau County on Long Island are being offered for free. We've rounded up those local concerts--now all parents need to do is grab a lawn chair or picnic blanket and get ready to shimmy, shake and smile with the little ones! And we have a roundup of free Suffolk shows, too.

Looking for more cool things to do together? Check out our Summer Fun Guide of the Best Things to Do With Long Island Kids.

PM Pediatrics Offers a Trusted Alternative to Emergency Rooms

All parents dread their little ones getting sick, but, hey, it happens. And when it happens late at night, over the weekend, or on a holiday when your child’s pediatrician isn’t around, it can be a real nightmare. After all, who wants to have to deal with the chaos of the local ER, where you can be waiting for hours with tons of other people? Luckily, PM Pediatrics is open 365 days a year until midnight. There's no appointment needed, and the typical wait time is 15 minutes or less. Even better: It caters solely to children and young adults, so the staff is well-equipped for treating a variety of childhood illnesses, as well as handling scared, moody, and tantrum-throwing kids (who can blame them?). 

LEGO Fun for Long Island Kids

 

Let kids build some fun of their own one brick at a time at one of these Long Island's play places that specializes in Lego fun.

Kids of all ages get a chance to design and create their own masterpieces in a variety of classes, and there's also the chance to hold birthday parties and special events at certain locations. Also, check your local library listings for drop in clubs and open builds! For other extra curricular ideas, check out our Camps & Classes guide. And for more kid-friendly events and activities, check out our Long Island Calendar.

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.

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.

The Most Family-Friendly Libraries in Nassau County

Parents are always searching for family (and budget) friendly activities and places for the kiddies to blow off steam. Play places make for a good time--and so is the great outdoors (when it's warm enough)--but you can also find out-of-the-box fun at your local library. We looked into libraries across Nassau County that have over-the-top children's rooms and extraordinary activities to keep your family engaged and entertained. And don't worry about being silenced by the librarians here!

For other kid-friendly activities, check out our Inside Activity Guide and Long Island Events Calendar.

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