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Raising Outdoor Kids: Plan a Hawaiian Islands family adventure

Just before the pandemic began, we were fortunate enough to introduce our kids to Hawaii on a surprise vacation to the island of Kauai....

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 slide" — the term used to explain learning losses experienced...

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 seem like a tall task, but with a combination of...

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 have cared for many children who were non-fatal drowning victims....

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 “summer slide” — the academic lapses typical of many students...

Is online education a good fit for our children?

SPONSORED POST: Path to Potential provides students with the best of both worlds: the flexibility of online school and after-school clubs, sports, and school events.

AAP recommends all children 12 and older get the COVID-19 vaccine

In a new policy statement published today, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends vaccinating all children ages 12 and older who are eligible...

Does your child need tutoring? An assessment?

In 2020-21, parents got an eye-opening look at their child’s education. Teachers had to pivot instantaneously to a virtual classroom, keeping 25-30 kids engaged...

Sports physicals, regular checkups…what’s the difference?

Summer is a good time to get the kids caught up on well-child checks, vaccination schedules and other routine appointments that help primary care...

Foster families get perks, and recognition, this month

May is National Foster Care Month and the Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS) has partnered with businesses and organizations across the state to...

Valley of the Sun YMCA to provide 1,000 free swim lessons

Valley of the Sun YMCA will provide 1,000 free swim lessons the week of May 17-21. Registration opened today on a first-come, first-served basis....

Sari on Science: Space helmet challenge

Space exploration is incredibly important. It helps us explore the universe and understand our solar system, including the big blue planet we live on!...

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...

Using Common Sense: Teens turn to online sources for mental health support

After a year of lockdowns, remote schooling and the disruption of social norms, teens and young adults are reporting growing levels of depression, stress...

Raising Outdoor Kids: Where to “go fish!” in Arizona

In Arizona, fishing doesn’t really know a season. Fish don’t hibernate, our lakes (at least in the Valley) don’t freeze, and we’re lucky enough...

Hope (the robot) brings young patients, D-backs players, together

The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation today launched a new interactive robot that will allow pediatric hospital patients to have virtual visits to Chase Field. The robot...

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