Finding childcare in a crisis, emergency or at the last minute can be a huge challenge. That's why Jeremiah's Place opened -- Pittsburgh's only crisis nursery. Kristine Sorensen talks with Jeremiah's Place Executive Director Lisa Perry about what the center offers and the kinds of reasons a parent or caregiver can use their free service.
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Kidsburgh Kidcast: Jeremiah's PlaceFinding childcare in a crisis, emergency or at the last minute can be a huge challenge. That's why Jeremiah's Place opened -- Pittsburgh's only crisis nursery. Kristine Sorensen talks with Jeremiah's Place Executive Director Lisa Perry about what the center offers and the kinds of reasons a parent or caregiver can use their free service.
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: 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.
Reporter Update: Amy Wadas - Brookline Beating of Man With Intellectual DisabilityKDKA's Amy Wadas has a preview of this afternoon's story.
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.
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.
Reporter Update: Shelby Cassesse - SpectroDolceKDKA's Shelby Cassesse reports on the soft opening of the only candy shop in the Pittsburgh region run exclusively by people on the Autism spectrum.
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: 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: Sensory Friendly Summer ProgramsSometimes it can be difficult for families of children with autism or other behavioral and mental illness to enjoy the summer. Now local organizations are adding ways for these kids to join the fun; KDKA's Kristine Sorensen reports.
Riverhounds Spend Day With Special Needs ChildrenThe Riverhounds welcomed more than 130 families to Highmark Stadium on the South Side for a special event; KDKA's Rick Dayton reports.