Using Common Sense: Why civics education can’t wait

Throughout history, schools have played a fundamental role teaching young people how to be...

Top health and education officials urge all Arizonans to get vaccinated

Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, says the COVID-19...

Raising Outdoor Kids: Kayaking the Colorado River near Page

As we stood at the Horseshoe Bend overlook, an iconic spot along the Colorado...

Post-pandemic education? Here’s how Grande Innovation Academy is excelling.

By using the technological advancements at our disposal, can we make learning more visual, fun, and collaborative?

Pseudo safety in the water

I taught swimming lessons for almost 20 years and always emphasized that very young children do not have the judgment or cognitive memory to respond reliably in a potential drowning situation.

Ask a pediatrician: Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for my child?

As the new Delta Variant of COVID-19 is spreading rapidly across the United States,...

2021 Summer Survival Guide II: 25 (more) ways to beat the heat!

1. Arachnids If your kids love spiders, you’re in luck. Arizona Science Center’s new exhibit,...

Arizona Family Campout Program registration starts this month

Here’s a fun way to experience a night under the stars with a little...

Southwest Human Development car raffle supports early childhood programs

Southwest Human Development has launched Dream Big, Move Fast — a car raffle to...

Two Arizona gymnasts to compete at the Tokyo Olympics

Arizona gymnasts Jade Carey and MyKayla Skinner have both secured spots as individual competitors...

Child Tax Credit payments to begin in July

Many Arizona families will soon get monthly payments because of changes made to the...

Robot Art opens July 1 at i.d.e.a. Museum of Mesa

Beginning July 1, families can explore the world of robotics through art and hands-on...

Utah’s Zion National Park offers scenic family fun

My family has never been particularly outdoorsy. Sure, we take the occasional spin on...

8 life lessons from the pandemic

“Hello world!” I say, as I step outside, blinking into the glare of a...

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...

From our archives

Ladybugs art project for preschoolers

All bugs are insects, but not all insects are bugs. Unlike a bug, an insect goes through stages to become an adult. Such is...

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...

Three recipes for perfect popsicles from AZ Pops

Pam Raphael of AZ Pops knew that moving from Atlanta to Phoenix was the right move for her family business. “We have a very, very...

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