Most health information still comes in forms it’s hard to find terribly exciting. But learning about the heart can be a shared adventure for families who visit the Halle Heart Children’s Museum in Tempe. The 16,000-square-foot museum opened in 2011, but has roots in the former Halle Heart Center, where I enjoyed chaperoning a school […]
Monster Scout app zaps monsters and childhood fears
When our kids were little and afraid there might be monsters in the closet or under the bed, we filled a spray mist bottle with “monster spray.” A couple of spritzes around the room, under the bed and in the closet kept the monsters away. Now there’s a techier tool called Monster Scout. It’s not […]
When teachers gathered at the Phoenix Art Museum recently for an arts education conference, I tagged along to gather tips for parents eager to see more art in Arizona schools. Here are some of the insights I took away: Myth #1: Art only matters for the few kids with real talent We focus too often […]
If your children don’t mind getting their hands dirty, work together to create this delightfully disgusting slime. Empty a four-ounce bottle of school glue into a bowl. Fill the empty bottle with warm water, shake and pour out into the bowl. Color the slime by mixing in two tablespoons of acrylic craft paint or eight […]
Boo! at the Zoo. Pumpkins for the animals, pumpkin patches, scavenger hunt, straw maze, monster midway and more. 9am-5pm. Included with admission: $20 adults, $14 ages 3-13, 2 & under free. Phoenix Zoo, 455 N Galvin Pkwy. 602-273-1341 or phoenixzoo.org.
Enter to win a family four-pack of tickets to the movie screening of “Big Hero 6″ Saturday, Nov. 1 at 10am at AMC Desert Ridge Marketplace. Synopsis: From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), and […]
Enter to win a family four-pack of tickets to Circus Vargas, one of the last traveling Big Top Circus acts. Enjoy elaborate illusions, unbelievable feats of courage and amazing acts of acrobatic and aerial artistry! Dates: Oct 30-Nov 3 at Desert Sky Mall, Nov 6-10 at Superstition Springs and Nov 13-24 at The Pavilions at […]