We’re starting a new series of Kidcasts about things kids love and how we, as parents and caregivers, can help them. We start with coding! Is your child lit by coding? Computer coding is something kids can learn in elementary school, but the rewards can be much greater than you even imagine, and there are so many ways kids can learn. KDKA's Kristine Sorensen talks with Stu McNeil, manager of STEM programs at the Carnegie Science Center, for info and advice.
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Kidsburgh Kidcast: Lit By CodingWe’re starting a new series of Kidcasts about things kids love and how we, as parents and caregivers, can help them. We start with coding! Is your child lit by coding? Computer coding is something kids can learn in elementary school, but the rewards can be much greater than you even imagine, and there are so many ways kids can learn. KDKA's Kristine Sorensen talks with Stu McNeil, manager of STEM programs at the Carnegie Science Center, for info and advice.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Disability and Mental Health SummitFor parents of kids with disabilities, it can sometimes be difficult to know if their child even has a disability and then to know where to go for help. Pancho Timmons founded Pennsylvania Youth Initiative after his own dyslexia was not diagnosed until college. He wants to help all kids with disabilities, and he has a "Disability and Mental Health Summit" coming up March 3 for high school-aged kids. Here's his conversation with KDKA's Kristine Sorensen.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Postpartum DepressionHaving a baby is a life-changing experience that can bring great joy, but for many people, it can also bring on anxiety and depression. Postpartum and perinatal (both during and after pregnancy) depression and anxiety are serious mental health conditions, and experts say they should to be treated with medical help. In this Kidcast, Kristine Sorensen talks with psychiatrist Dr. Edye Moses-Kolko, of UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, who specializes in peripartum depression.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: MidwivesMidwives have been delivering babies for centuries, but the profession of midwifery is still shrouded in mystery for many people. KDKA's Kristine Sorensen talks with Suzanne Shores, Director of Midwifery at UPMC Magee-Women's Hospital, to learn what it's all about.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Pregnancy MythsPregnancy is an exciting but complicated time, and there are a lot of myths about pregnancy. KDKA's Kristine Sorensen talks with Dr. Ashley O'Keefe, OB/GYN at UPMC Magee-Women's Hospital, to clear up some confusion over what's true and what's not.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: What is the 4th Trimester?Women often think pregnancy issues end when her baby arrives, but that's not the case. In this Kidcast, Dr. Hyagriv Simhan from UPMC Magee Women's Hospital tells KDKA's Kristine Sorensen there's a so-called "Fourth Trimester" that's important for women to know about.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Importance of Vision ScreeningWith the new year upon us, it's a good time to take a health check for your family. Have you had your children's vision checked lately? Dr. Todd Wolynn, CEO of Kids Plus Pediatrics, explains why it's important, when you should have it done and how it's improved with the help of technology. Here's his edited conversation with KDKA's Kristine Sorensen.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Libraries ChangingIf you haven't been to the library lately, a lot has changed. Libraries are offering all kinds of new programming, both inside and outside the library, for kids and families. Elaine Volpe of the Allegheny County Library Association tells us how we can take advantage of all of the free and fun things to do.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: How Does "Trying Together" Help Parents?Pittsburgh has so many organizations working to improve the lives of children, and one of the most significant is Trying Together, formerly known as PAYCE, which stood for The Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children. Kristine Sorensen talks with Trying Together Executive Director, Cara Ciminillo, about what they do and how parents can use their services.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: What to Have in Your Medicine CabinetWhat’s in your medicine cabinet? Are you ready for the next time your child gets hurt or sick? Kristine Sorensen gets expert advice from pediatrician Dr. Todd Wolynn of Kids Plus Pediatrics on what you should have at home to hold you over before you need to see the doctor.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Ideas for PlayingWith the holidays in full swing, toys are top of mind of children everywhere, but parents and caregivers don't have to spend a lot of money, or even any money, for kids to have fun playing. Cara Ciminillo, Executive Director of Trying Together, shows Kristine Sorensen all kinds of ways to encourage creative, unstructured play with your kids.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Teaching KindnessThe movie "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" is reminding everyone about the many values Fred Rogers taught us, especially the importance of kindness. But teaching children how to be kind may not be simple. Parenting expert Dr. G makes it easier with 3 ways parents and caregivers can teach kids how to be kind.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Choosing A PediatricianA pediatrician can play a big role in a child's life, so for a parent, it's important to choose the right doctor for your child. We get expert advice on what research to do and questions to ask when you're picking a pediatrician. Here's KDKA's Kristine Sorensen's edited conversation with pediatrician Dr. Todd Wolynn, CEO of Kids Plus Pediatrics.
Penguins Captain Sidney Crosby Donates All-Star Game MVP Car To Local VeteranCLASS ACT: Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby shows why he's one of the best in the world. Crosby gifted the car he won as part of his NHL All-Star Game MVP honors to a veteran as a salute to service.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Bullying AdviceBullying is a serious problem for a lot of kids, and many schools are addressing it. But the conversation should also happen at home with parents and kids. KDKA's Kristine Sorensen talks with a local principal about bullying and what parents can do about it. Here's the edited conversation between Kristine and Molly O'Malley-Argueta, principal of Allegheny Traditional Academy in Pittsburgh Public Schools.
Newborns at Washington Hospital Dress Up For HalloweenThese babies were all born in the days before Halloween in the CARE Center for Family Birth and Women’s Health ... so they were dressed up for the holiday!
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Halloween Safety With AAAIn this week's Kidsburgh Kidcast, Kristine Sorensen chats with a safety expert about some Trick-or-Treat best practices.Jim Garrity
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Installing CarseatsIn this week's Kidsburgh Kidcast, KDKA's Kristine Sorensen chats with Terri Rae Anthony from AAA, about how to properly choose and install car seats.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Talking About School ShootingsIt's a sensitive and uncomfortable topic... How do you discuss school shootings with your kids? KDKA's Kristine Sorensen talks with parenting expert Dr. Debi Gilboa in this week's Kidsburgh Kidcast.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Babyproofing Your HomeOn this week's Kidsburgh Kidcast, a babyproofing expert talks about her favorite ways to keep your home safe for kids!
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Homework HelpShould parents be helping their kids with homework? KDKA's Kristine Sorensen talks it over with Principal Molly O'Malley-Argueta in this week's Kidsburgh Kidcast.
Reporter Update: Chris Hoffman - Young Adults VapingKDKA's Chris Hoffman has a preview of this afternoon's report, discussing vaping among high school students.
Meghan Schiller Reporter Update: Controversial Elementary School HomeworkKDKA's Meghan Schiller reports on a homework assignment that was sent home with local first graders, that has parents very upset.
Reporter Update: Children's Hospital Cancer ResearchKDKA's Rick Dayton reports on a huge donation to fund cancer research at UPMC Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh.