2021 free entrance days for national parks

Entrance to America’s national parks — including the Grand Canyon — will be free...

Raising Outdoor Kids: A bucket list of New Year adventures

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Girl Scout cookies are coming!

January brings Girl Scout cookie season, and not even a global pandemic can put...

Is the COVID-19 vaccine (when available) safe for kids?

As pandemic numbers continue to climb, we all hold out hope that the COVID-19...

Pen Pal Life revives the lost art of letter writing

Once the pandemic hit, Scottsdale entrepreneur Colleen Schwab started ramping up work on a...

Raising Outdoor Kids: Footwear for a new year of adventures

Whenever we tell the kids it’s time to leave for an adventure, there are...

MIM launches standards-based online learning collections for grades K-12

On Monday, Jan. 4, the Musical Instrument Museum will launch four standards-based video collections...

Nominations sought for Junior Achievement of Arizona’s 18 Under 18

Junior Achievement of Arizona’s annual 18 Under 18 awards program honors 18 outstanding young...

Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Toys and family games have become more important than ever to keep us occupied...

Celebrating holidays during the time of COVID-19

2020 has been a challenging year for all of us and we are all...

Holiday performances pivot to live streaming or new, outdoor venues with smaller audiences

Local artists have been innovating for months to bring back live theater. And while...

The secret to selecting great toys

What is the best toy for a young child? Go ahead, guess. I’ll wait....

Taking holiday traditions virtual

I may have cracked the virtual holiday code. That is, figured out how to...

Loud toys to avoid this holiday season

Every year, the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing tests...

Where to find Santa during a COVID Christmas

Many Arizona malls are offering “contactless” Santa visits, complete with a mask-wearing Santa. Some venues offer virtual-only Santa visits.

Learning ReimaginED is a one-stop portal for STEAM curriculum

The City of Mesa Arts and Culture Department has launched Learning ReimaginED, a virtual...

Sari on Science: Learn about paleontology via cookie “excavation”

What’s your favorite dinosaur? Don’t worry, there’s no wrong answer — because, as my...

Balance family screen time with old-school holiday traditions

We all know the holidays will be different this year. From smaller family gatherings...

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The joys of minimalism — at Christmas and beyond

When she saw the $20 bill I had folded and put in front of her, her eyes grew three sizes. She needed a minute...

Holiday stress for teens is real; here’s how to cope

The holidays can bring up feelings of anticipation and apprehension for anyone. That’s particularly true for tweens and teens, who already are in an...

What we found at the Arizona Science Center’s new “Victoria the T. rex” exhibit

"Victoria the T. rex" is as awe-inspiring as one would hope of a giant dino exhibit. The 66 million-year-old dinosaur fossil, on display through...

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