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Monday, December 11, 2017

Posts Tagged ‘Raising Arizona Kids’

Now hear this! Noisy toys could damage a child’s hearing

With the holidays in full swing, parents are combing the aisles to find the perfect toys for their kids. It’s always important to look at age recommendations and any warnings on the packaging. But have you ever considered how noisy a toy is? Did you know that noisy toys can potentially damage a child’s hearing? […]

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Learn to camp as a family during AZ Family Campout Program weekends

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  Have you thought about taking the family camping but didn’t feel confident in your wilderness skills — or your kids’ attention spans for roughing it? Here’s a fun way to experience camping with a little expert help. Sign up for the Arizona State Parks Family Campout Program, designed for families with little or no camping […]

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Welcome to America Project helps create tiny ambassadors

Roland Anderson isn’t your typical ambassador. For one thing, he’s 3 years old. And while he’s met people from countries around the world, he’s done it all from Phoenix. Roland’s mini ambassadorship comes through his volunteer experience with the Welcome to America Project, a Valley nonprofit that provides a warm welcome to refugee families settling […]

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Back-to-school physicals: What parents need to know

With the academic year about to start, parents likely have their kids’ school physicals at the top of their to-do lists. What do you need to ask before, during and after you visit the pediatrician’s office? We asked two local Valley pediatricians what parents should know about their child’s physical, mental and emotional health. Matthew […]

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Enter to win the “Kidz Bop 35” CD of pop hits sung by kids, for kids

Congratulations to Brittney Sullivan who won a Kidz Bop 35 CD of today’s biggest hits sung by kids for kids.

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Win two tickets to the Phoenix Baby Show in Mesa on Saturday

Seven lucky families won two tickets to the Phoenix Baby Show from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 17 at the Mesa Convention Center. Bethany Jones C. August B. Gail D. Evelyn H. Saty Megan B. Ariel S.

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Win four tickets to an advance screening of “Despicable Me 3”

Congratulations! Four lucky families have each won a four-pack of tickets to an advance screening of “Despicable Me 3” at Harkins Tempe Marketplace. Wendi S. Cypress A. Nicole L. Ryan S.

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Home pool party? Hire a lifeguard!

Drowning happens silently and quickly. That’s why children are at risk even when — and sometimes especially when — adults are nearby. Even a “designated pool watcher” can avert his or her eyes for a moment or get distracted by a conversation. That’s why local experts advise pool owners to hire professional lifeguards when hosting […]

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Win four tickets to the Desert Botanical Garden’s Flashlight Tours — plus a s’mores kit

Congratulations! Jorge Aldana won four tickets to the Desert Botanical Garden’s Flashlight Tours, plus a s’mores kit. Name Email Zip Comments

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Oh, the places they have gone!

I can’t think about summer without remembering the many summer interns who have passed through the doors at Raising Arizona Kids over the years. Every once in awhile, usually thanks to social media, I’ll get an unexpected update that brings me a smile and a huge sense of pride as I see the many interesting […]

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