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ALA announces 2021 children’s book award winners

The American Library Association each year recognizes the top books, digital media, video and audio books for children and young adults. ALA awards —...

Early Childhood Day at the Capitol goes virtual

On Tuesday, March 9, early childhood educators, parents, community partners, and other early childhood champions will gather virtually for the annual Early Childhood Day...

So there’s a new local children’s book author…

When she was pregnant with her son Max, Sarah Land of Phoenix underwent a period of self-reflection and angst common to many in the...

Raising Outdoor Kids: Hiking Arizona trails less traveled

This is high season for hiking in Arizona. With our unseasonably warm weather and all-too-brief “winter” this year, our trails are all the more...

Get information on speech and language development by text

Parents and caregivers who have concerns about their child’s speech and language development have free access to a resource from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s...

Olivia and Liam are once again the most popular baby names in Arizona

Olivia is once again the top name for girls, and Liam — for the fifth year in a row — is the top name...

Expecting? What to know about choosing your baby’s doctor

A good time to start thinking about finding a pediatrician for your new baby is at the beginning of your third trimester. The last...

Pandemic Pregnancy: Expecting the unexpected during COVID-19

As if the physical and emotional adjustments to pregnancy and childbirth weren’t enough, tens of thousands of Arizona women have been experiencing it under...

High school students: Apply soon for Midwestern University’s healthcare career experiences

Application deadlines are looming for three popular Midwestern University programs designed to provide healthcare career experiences for Valley high school students. Virtual Arizona Regional...

Phoenix Art Museum extends free admission for military families

Phoenix Art Museum is continuing its free-admission Military Access Program — called MAP@PAM — through 2022, providing free admission to all veterans, active-duty service...

3 ways to celebrate date night during a pandemic

Like everything this past year, Valentine’s Day 2021 will be different. We’re all contending with limited childcare options. Add in our three young kids,...

This Valentine’s Day, celebrate you!

There’s a disturbing trend I’ve noticed becoming more fashionable over the years. I call it the scourge of the Valentine’s Day Grinch. You’ve probably...

A Valentine’s Day greeting from Mazie, a show of love for Ryan House

You'd never know it by looking at her, but 3-year-old Mazie has had a long, rough road. "On paper, on a medical chart, she's...

Black History Month: What to do, read, and watch

Black History Month was officially recognized in 1976 to honor the accomplishments of Black people throughout American history. This year, the importance of Black History Month...

Using Common Sense: Talking to kids about insurrection and other disturbing news events

From coronavirus and social injustice to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol — which played out on national television and social media...

The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! opens Feb. 9 at Scottsdale’s Arizona Boardwalk

A new exhibition — The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! — is set to open to the public at the Scottsdale entertainment...

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