Spending time in the kitchen is a great way to bond with kids. It encourages creativity and helps to develop math skills and dexterity. Here are some easy meals that, with a little bit of supervision, you can make with your kids. Chef Kate Cunning understands cooking for kids, so much so that she teaches it. “I love cooking and want to show people of all ages what fun it can be,” she said. “At my cooking demonstrations, I always strive to show recipes that families can enjoy making together.” Here she’s done just that with three easy recipes for you and your family to enjoy any time.
Even if you can’t make it to New York City’s Times Square to watch the ball drop, you can still have a rocking New Year’s Eve right here in Pittsburgh with the city’s own celebrations and parties. Parties aboard the three rivers or with exotic animals at the local zoo rival celebrations of larger cities and offer something for partygoers of all ages from children to teens and even adults. Here are the best family friendly New Year’s Eve parties and activities happening in Pittsburgh.
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Read on for where to go, what to do and who to see in Pittsburgh during Hanukkah 2012.
We’re hitting the Schenley Park Skating Rink this winter for some ice skating family fun!
Christmas is about sharing with others, and there’s no better way to express that feeling than to make gifts from the heart. This season, learn how to make unique gifts that include pottery, artwork, jewelry, photography, arts and crafts and novelty items. Visit galleries, hobby boutiques, glass works studios, photography exhibits, art studios, and candle, fabric and card stores to purchase items that focus on creativity on a family budget. These are the best places to create your own Christmas gifts in Pittsburgh.
The Thanksgiving holiday season is more than cooking, recipes and football games. There are also charity walks and runs, parades and celebrating the season with family and friends. Opportunities to volunteer at food banks, ministries and homeless shelters make the holidays special, and the diverse Pittsburgh region complements the Thanksgiving celebrations and neighborhood customs perfectly. These are the best ways for families to celebrate the season this year.
The spectacular views and vistas in the Pittsburgh region are brilliant in myriad fall colors, and afford the opportunity to energize the family with a chance to experience the activities of area amenities.
Jack-o-lanterns, scarecrows, bats and witches: It’s that time of year again. Soon the kids will be dressing up as their favorite Fresh Beat or Disney character to hit the streets for oodles of goodies. If you’re not comfortable letting your young’uns run around in the dark, don’t fret. Below you’ll find the five best alternatives in the city if you’re looking for something a bit more whole-family friendly, or if you want to add a few more fun activities to your Halloween repertoire this year.
The cool days of October may give you chills, but these Halloween haunts were designed to send them up the whole family’s spine. Ghosts, goblins, witches, scary characters and historical explorations await all visitors seeking a hair-raising experience. These excursions into the world of the supernatural promise fun memories for years to come.
Extracurricular activities that encourage respect for all cultural groups will promote academics and leadership skills. These are Pittsburgh kids’ best bets for all of that and so much more.
Summer break from school is a great opportunity to explore and investigate what the Pittsburgh region has to offer. Explore a vast array of cultural, educational and recreational pursuits for the entire family. Pittsburgh and the surrounding cities provide scenic vistas, riverfront playtime and a skyline that draws people to the plethora of exciting area options for the whole family all year. The most fun, however, should be enjoyed before the kids strap on those school bags.
As the dog days of August build toward September and a new school year, parents around the country are beginning to breathe a collective sigh of relief. While the kids wonder where the summer went, it is time for mom and dad to begin making plans for a little alone time. Arrange for the kids to spend the weekend with family or friends, then head out to any of the destinations on this list for an unforgettably romantic, weekend escape.
You and the family could throw down hundreds on back-to-school supplies and clothes, but at the end of the day, that big chain-store trip just stresses everyone out. Branch out this year with everything from consignment shops to supply stores the whole family will love. Save money and have a bit of an adventure with back-to-school shopping like you’ve never done it before.
Being the victim of a relentless bully can be a distraction and even a danger to kids. As a parent, it is important to recognize the signs of bullying, know how to talk to your children about bullies and establish an appropriate reaction to a bully situation.
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The Obamas recently introduced a new First Pet, Sunny, another Portuguese water dog just like her brother, Bo. Here’s a look back at some of the other pets that called the White House home in recent years.