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Kindergarten Bootcamp helps kids/parents with school readiness — and it fills up fast!

It’s not all about nap rugs, snack time, shoe-tying and finger-painting anymore. Kindergarten is tough. Seriously. Not quite “Game of Thrones,” but tough. Today’s...

8 ways to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s lunar landing

Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of a milestone achievement in science --- the day America's Apollo 11 mission landed on the moon, and Astronaut...

Registration underway for Maricopa County Reads: A Universe of Stories program

Kids and adults can sign up now for Maricopa County Reads, the all-ages online summer reading program running June 1-Aug. 1. This year’s theme...

Raising Outdoor Kids: 5 eco-friendly family habits to adopt

It took a few trips to the grocery store before we remembered to grab the reusable bags we kept in the car. We’d get...

5 ways to celebrate Earth Day (April 22) in greater Phoenix

Monday, April 22, marks the 49th anniversary of Earth Day — a day to honor the environment that was first organized in response to...

Arizona Science Center’s “Mummies of the World” exhibit: Riveting, eerie and cool

Mummies of the World: The Exhibition at Arizona Science Center has all of the Egyptian mummification artifacts you learned about in grade school: sarcophagi,...

“Mummies of the World” exhibit opens Feb. 10 at Arizona Science Center

A new blockbuster exhibit comes to downtown Phoenix on Sunday, Feb. 10. “Mummies of the World: The Exhibition” features 40 human and animal mummies...

Family venues offer federal workers free entry during government shutdown

Local family venues are trying to ease some of the pain for federal workers who remain unpaid during the partial federal government shutdown that's become...

Challenger Space Center moving into Paradise Valley school district

Having closed its Peoria location in August, Challenger Space Center will reopen in a former elementary school in the Paradise Valley Unified School District, officials announced...

Upcycled Science: Create your own musical instrument

Traditionally made from the skeletons and spines of cacti, rainsticks recreate the sound of falling rain and were believed to be used by ancient...

Essential reading for the girl-power trip

“Are we there yet? Are we there yet?” Nope, it’s not a chorus of the universal kids-in-cars whine. It’s me wondering if the girl empowerment...

What to do when reading is a chore

My 7-year-old son hates to read, but he loves books. He’ll sit in his room for hours, paging through volumes. Most car rides start with...

Inclusive preschool benefits typically developing kids and those with autism

About 130 children attend inclusive preschool programs at Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center Community Schools in Phoenix and Tempe, where typically developing children...

Vaping: The new specter in the classroom

Teachers used to worry about finding kids smoking in the bathroom. Now, it’s not just the bathrooms, but the hallways and even classrooms where...

Retiree starts free Golf Program in Schools

What could be better than free and fun? How about free and fun with a future that could involve scholarship money? That was the theme...

New Way Academy celebrates 50 years of helping kids with learning differences to thrive

Jennifer and Eddie Kesner struggled to find the perfect learning environment for their daughters --- especially for their oldest, Lily. It took three separate recommendations...

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