Video games may be fun but when it comes to keeping kids happy and healthy, nothing beats time outside using the imagination. There’s no better way to encourage outdoor play and creativity than a tree house or play structure, but many families may not know where to start such a project. Local contractor Tom Pieza has a few tips to make creating the playhouse easier so you can start playing sooner.
A state deputy attorney general and his wife accused of abusing their adoptive children, will get their biological children back.
Whether you dream of performing on stage as a nationally touring pop star, belting out your favorite show tunes on Broadway or simply want to better your shower singing, voice lessons are your first step to enhancing your singing skills.
Earth Day in Pittsburgh celebrates everything a healthy environment gives us: clean air, sparkling rivers, hiking trails and amazing outdoor spaces in our city. Family-friendly festivals, special events and volunteer activities abound not just on April 22 but throughout the later weeks of April in Pittsburgh. Take part in some or all of these activities in our city this Earth Day.
Summer is a great time for kids to jump right into all types of art activities. The Pittsburgh region is a great place to be engaged in art camps, crafts, painting and pottery classes. There are a host of art centers, art studios and museums to learn all aspects of the art world, and have fun at the same time. Festivals and art shows provide an educational experience to learn about the techniques of the artisans.
Rania Harris stopped by Pittsburgh Today Live on Wednesday to show off some cupcakes you can make with the kids.
There is more than a hip and hop to meet the Easter Bunny, as the events are arranged in both educational and historical venues that highlight the culture of the Pittsburgh region. Get your cameras and baskets ready for egg hunts and visits with the all the Easter friends. Hop on the bunny trail to take a tour, make crafts, win prizes and interact with birds and animals. Interactive exhibits and displays make for a memorable Easter experience for the entire family.
Does your child wheeze when he’s sick? If so, he could have a higher risk of asthma.
Dimitri Rivera, 12, has autism. His mother saw signs when he was just 2-years-old.
Celebrate Easter without all the stress and hassle of cooking. Read on to find out about the five best Easter brunches in Pittsburgh for Easter 2013.
March is Irish-American Month and what better way to celebrate St.Patrick’s Day with a parade in Pittsburgh? The parade route traverses through the city to highlight the Irish heritage. Families and children may use this time to learn about the culture, dances, songs, and historical background of the Irish people in the Pittsburgh region. There are free events that will make St.Patrick’s Day a special celebration to remember.
Kids who love snow were smiling Wednesday, especially if their school district had a “snow day.” It was a chance for one more round of sledding and snowman building.
President’s Day has historically been about patriotism and celebratory eating. Originally a day to mark the birthday of America’s first President, George Washington, this holiday was changed in 1968 to include all great American Presidents and combine Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson who had their own days. Since the culmination of this significant holiday, President’s Day has been associated in celebration with other patriotic holidays such as Memorial Day, Labor Day and Veteran’s Day. It is a day typically set aside to enjoy American activities. Here are a list of five ways to do just that in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Yoga instructor Erin Bosniak shares tips on how to keep kids happy, healthy, and full of energy through those challenging winter months and the rest of the year.
No homeschooler is an island. In all seriousness, homeschooling isn’t something to do alone. Families and tutors use an official curriculum to teach students, provide online education and take advantage of community resources. Connect with other homeschool groups and co-ops for extra-curricular activities, educational opportunities and to share ideas.