Q&A: What to do if a child gets stung, bitten or impaled by thorns

        Yes, the Sonoran Desert is full of critters — many of whom are more...

2021 Summer Survival Guide

The heat is here, and with it long days of staying indoors. If there’s...

15 Father’s Day ideas

Treats, car shows, crafts, activities and concerts! Here are some ideas to show dad...

Help prevent wildfires with safe campfire alternatives

Summer in Arizona means a few things. It means the perpetual presence of air...

Ladybugs art project for preschoolers

All bugs are insects, but not all insects are bugs. Unlike a bug, an...

Sari on Science: The bugs in your own backyard

You may have heard the headlines: Cicadas are coming out to greet many states...

Arizona Sunrays boasts two Olympic hopeful gymnasts

Fingers crossed, Arizonans could be cheering on two local gymnasts at this summer’s Olympic...

Children’s Museum of Phoenix exhibit celebrates author and artist Eric Carle

The Children’s Museum of Phoenix recently unveiled its first traveling exhibit, which pays tribute...

D-Backs host free family vaccination event at Chase Field

The Arizona Diamondbacks — in partnership with the Arizona Department of Health Services and...

Arizona Science Center opens POP! The Science of Bubbles

Beginning June 1, Arizona Science Center will be open seven days a week, offering...

Sea Life Arizona breeds mosquito-eating fish

Sea Life Arizona aquarium at Arizona Mills in Tempe is helping eliminate mosquitos. In partnership...

Reduce your family’s drowning risk

Drownings are lightning fast and silent. Make simple changes now to help reduce any family’s risk of drowning.

Post-pandemic mental health: Will the kids be all right?

Parents and educators continue to worry about the mental health fallout from teens being...

Raising Outdoor Kids: Plan a Hawaiian Islands family adventure

Just before the pandemic began, we were fortunate enough to introduce our kids to...

Maricopa County Reads summer reading program runs June 1-Aug. 1

Maricopa County Reads is the free summer reading program intended to help stop "summer...

Using Common Sense: Re-establish screen-time boundaries this summer

Re-establishing tech and screen-time boundaries in the wake of the pandemic’s virtual free-for-all may...

Statistics don’t matter if it’s your kid who drowns

Guest post by Jeff Weiss, MD As a pediatric hospitalist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, I...

How public schools are responding as “summer slide gives way to “pandemic slide”

Usually at this time of year, we would be writing about ways to prevent...

From our archives

Every Kid Outdoors gives 4th graders get free access to America’s national parks

Every Kid Outdoors — formerly called Every Kid in a Park — is a program run by the United States National Park Service giving...

How preschoolers can paint their own fireworks

Kids are fascinated by fireworks! Continue the fun well past the 4th of July with this  painting project, a Raising Arizona Kids exclusive from...

Helping tweens, teens (and parents!) survive braces

Do you have a cranky tween or teen in braces? They’ll probably thank you some day, but for now their life in braces can...

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