With 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.

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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.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Importance of PlayWe think of play as an opportunity to have fun, but when it comes to our kids, it's important for development, too! Hear from an expert on the best ways to engage your kids in playtime.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Parent-Teacher ConferencesKidsburgh host Kristine Sorensen sits down with school principal Molly O'Malley-Argueta to discuss some best practices for attending parent-teacher conferences.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Preventing MeaslesWith kids going back to school, Dr. Todd Wolynn of Kids+ Pediatrics wants to set the record straight on properly immunizing students to protect them from the recent measles outbreak.
Officials Warn Apps, Social Media Can Help Predators Groom, Entice TeensThere are hundreds of apps that kids can easily download for free to post, snap, share and tweet, but advocates and law enforcement say often, kids share too much; KDKA's Kym Gable reports.
Law Enforcement, Advocates Warn Of Apps Putting Young Users In DangerThere are hundreds of apps that kids can easily download for free to post, snap, share and tweet, but advocates and law enforcement say often, kids share too much; KDKA's Kym Gable reports.
Kidsburgh: Mt. Lebanon High School Awarded For Environmental EffortsTwo local schools, including Mt. Lebanon High School, are among 46 across the country to be named a “Green Ribbon School” by the U.S. Department of Education; KDKA's Kristine Sorensen reports.
School-Time Meals Made EasyCarleen King, of Carmi Soul Food, stops by with some great ideas for making school-time meals easy!
Ask Dr. G: Back To SchoolParenting expert Dr. Deborah Gilboa stops with with some back-to-school advice!
'Tinder For Moms': App Aims To Help Moms Connect, Make New FriendsA new app dubbed “Tinder for Moms” aims to help mothers connect with each other; KDKA's Heather Abraham reports.
Gabriella’s Gift Helping Families With Angel Babies HealJason and Alene D'Alesio have four beautiful girls at home and one angel baby named Gabriella, and they are remembering her in a special way; KDKA's Julie Grant reports.

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