Esophageal endoscopy. Lumbar puncture. Cardiac ablation. For pediatric patients, medical jargon can be confusing, complicated and sometimes downright scary. But now, there’s an app for that. Simply Sayin‘ was developed by Brian Bogert, a former Phoenix Children’s Hospital patient, to help hospital staff, child life specialists and families to explain medical terms in kid-friendly, age-appropriate language. [...]
Drugs and music: How to talk to kids about the lyrics they hear
Ever squirm when you overhear your child singing along to the lyrics in today’s popular music? Ever wonder what, if anything, to say? DrugFreeAZ.org can help. And the timlieness of this week’s broadcast of the 2013 Billboard Music Awards offers a “teachable moment” you can seize to talk with your children about the meaning behind [...]
It’s easy to assume that “Star Trek” stories are all about exploring outer space. Since Gene Roddenberry’s “Star Trek” television series premiered on NBC in 1966, the Starship Enterprise has been traversing a universe filled with worlds different than our own — always with the “prime directive” of not interfering in ways that might alter [...]
The Children’s Museum of Phoenix celebrates Companion Animals month with this week’s craft (May 14-19), an easy-to-care-for pet, a puppet! Art Studio Manager John Bomhoff shares instructions. Ages: preschool (with assistance) and above. Materials: 4” X 4” squares of brown, black, white, and other colors of construction paper, paper scraps, large or small craft sticks, glue [...]
Supercamp. Ages 3-13. Gymnastics, dance, karate, sports, bounce house, special guests and more. 8:30am-12:30pm or 8:30am-3pm. $35/half day, $50/full day; sibling discounts and extended care available. Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics & Dance Center, 3110 E Thunderbird Rd. 602-992-5790 or arizonasunrays.com.
A crash landing leaves teenager Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his legendary father Cypher (Will Smith) stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape. With Cypher critically injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help, facing uncharted terrain, evolved animal species that now rule the planet, and an [...]