Kids & Cooking

By Nora Heston Tarte Teaching children to cook at a young age opens the culinary doors for them later in life. Not only will they have the foundation needed to pursue a career in food, the skills they learn also play into many other career choices as well as...

Safer Sports

Protecting young athletes from injuries By Malia Jacobson Sports injuries are sidelining more young athletes than ever before, a trend that concerns doctors, coaches, and parents. According to the STOP Sports Injury Campaign, 2 million sports injuries strike high...

Arizona’s Got Talent

  By Kelly Ettenborough Ready to thrash with the next punk rock star? Or hear an original piano composition from an 8 year old? Meet our rising stars who are getting ready to take on the world – while still turning in their homework on time and keeping their rooms...

After School Fun

By Gayla Grace I was surprised at my friend’s answer when I asked if her son was trying out for the junior high football team. “No, my son is lazy. He watches TV, plays video games, or sleeps every day after school.” She didn’t encourage after school activities...

Activities for Everyone

By Nora Heston Tarte Arizona kids get ready to party! From splash-worthy swim programs to adaptive sports, there’s an activity for everyone to enjoy in the Valley. Local businesses and organizations feature inclusive programs that allow children with special needs to...

Swimming with Autism

By Lana Whitehead Individuals with autism spectrum disorders experience levels of sensory perception that most of us cannot comprehend. However, children with autism are very capable of participating in athletics. In fact, exercise gives them sensory stimulation...

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