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Keep Kids Learning Over Summer

The last bell has rung, backpacks are tucked away and children all over Arizona are headed to pools, camps and family road trips. But that doesn’t mean that learning should stop. In fact, summer is a great time to learn as a family and help to prevent “summer brain...

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Family Staycations

By Nora Heston Tarte Summer is almost here and that means it’s time to plan your summer vacation! Lucky for Phoenix families, there’s no need to travel far to enjoy a little fun in (and out of) the sun. These vacations offer opportunities for families to rest, relax,...

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Packing for Camp

By Christina Katz No one at your kids' camp is hoping you will over-pack. Camp staff are busy scheduling the type of summer adventures that make lifelong memories. So resist the urge to over-pack your kids for camp. Keep your approach simple. Here are a few tips that...

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Parents Ask: Summer Eye Safety

Q: We spend a lot of time outside in the mornings, days at the water park and visit the beach. I often worry about the damage the that bright reflections, sand and water could be doing to my children’s eyes. What can I do to help keep their eyes safe during summer? –...

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The Summer Birthday

By Kim Heitzmann Planning a birthday party can always be a little daunting, but planning a party for a child with a summer birthday is even more difficult. I was lucky enough to have both of my children born during the summer months. Kids want to be able to invite all...

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