Is Your Child a Picky Eater? Try This (Food)

Your child is a picky eater. It’s a common dilemma for parents. Here are five methods you can use to try to remedy that, according to Philadelphia-based nutritionists Beth Auguste…

Shakespeare in Clark Park Presents "Pericles"

Shakespeare in Clark Park, an organization that brings professional productions of Shakespeare plays to Philadelphia's parks, will be performing "Pericles, Prince of Tyre" in the "bowl" section of West Philadelphia's Clark…

CHOP Announces Healthier Together Grant Winners

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia recently announced its first winners of Healthier Together Grants, which will fund local programs that address family food insecurity. "We know that a child's health…

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Good Intentions Don't Prevent Cavities

Parents choose juice boxes, gummy vitamins and bottled water with their kids' health in mind, but it could lead to more cavities, warns Dr. Rachel A. Maher.

Education

Stopping the Summer Slide

At the end of every school year, many parents start to worry about the “summer slide”— the loss of knowledge and skills attributed to summer break. But experts disagree on…

Camps & Classes

Early Learner Summer Pods Announced

The Barnes Foundation is partnering with seven other Philadelphia cultural organizations to offer free summer activities for children ages 5 and under. The Early Learner Summer Pods program targets children living…

Philadelphia Announces Youth Summer Programs

Summer is fast approaching, and Philadelphia recently announced its fun and enriching summer programs and activities for local children and teens. To make it easy for families to find opportunities…

Ages & Stages

All the Feels

We’ve all been there. Your 3-year-old has a meltdown in the middle of the grocery checkout line or you become beyond exasperated when your eldest clobbers your youngest for no apparent reason.…

Good Intentions Don't Prevent Cavities

Parents choose juice boxes, gummy vitamins and bottled water with their kids' health in mind, but it could lead to more cavities, warns Dr. Rachel A. Maher.

SpecialKids

Spotting a Speech Disorder in Children

When my son was a toddler, he couldn’t pronounce the letter “R.” Words like “river” were “wivuh” and “crab” became “cwab.” At the time, I thought these speech errors only…

Health

5 Summer Health and Safety Myths Debunked

In addition to the likely continued threat of COVID-19 this summer, families will still have to deal with the season’s typical health and safety concerns, from bee stings to sun…

EPA Mid-Atlantic Recognizes CHOP Asthma Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Mid-Atlantic Region selected the Community Asthma Prevention Plus Program (CAPP+) at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) as its first-ever Asthma Community Champion.…

Home Life

DIY Summer Water Games

Whether you need fun summer party games or new ideas for staying cool when temperatures soar, the following eight DIY water games will keep your kids refreshed and entertained all…

Editor's Picks for July 2021

WowWee Pop 2 Play Your child can zip down a rainbow slide, drive a race car or become a chef virtually anywhere. Easy to assemble and to store, these pop-up playsets are…

Books to Celebrate Pride Month

It's never too early to teach your kids about love and acceptance. This Pride Month is the perfect opportunity to introduce your children to the wide variety of children's books…

Editor’s Picks for June 2021

Miffy Cool To Be Kind Plush Toy Kids will appreciate this beloved children’s book character with a fresh, modern palette and a positive message that reads “it’s cool to…

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