Kristine Sorensen – Kidsburgh https://www.kidsburgh.org You Are Here. Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:26:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 https://i0.wp.com/www.kidsburgh.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/cropped-Kidsburgh_PinLogo_RGB.jpg?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Kristine Sorensen – Kidsburgh https://www.kidsburgh.org 32 32 74569000 Vacant Homestead church converted into rope challenge course https://www.kidsburgh.org/vacant-homestead-church-converted-into-challenge-course/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=vacant-homestead-church-converted-into-challenge-course https://www.kidsburgh.org/vacant-homestead-church-converted-into-challenge-course/#respond Thu, 24 Sep 2020 00:06:06 +0000 http://www.kidsburgh.org/?p=71046 Old churches have been converted into all kinds of things in Pittsburgh -- a brewery, restaurant, apartments -- but this is one of the most unique.

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Black Girls Equity Alliance reports shocking biases in Allegheny County https://www.kidsburgh.org/black-girls-are-10-times-more-likely-to-be-referred-to-juvenile-justice-in-allegheny-county-survey-says/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=black-girls-are-10-times-more-likely-to-be-referred-to-juvenile-justice-in-allegheny-county-survey-says https://www.kidsburgh.org/black-girls-are-10-times-more-likely-to-be-referred-to-juvenile-justice-in-allegheny-county-survey-says/#respond Thu, 17 Sep 2020 10:23:25 +0000 http://www.kidsburgh.org/?p=70812 One of the key findings is that black girls are ten times more likely than white girls to be referred to juvenile justice.

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How to protect your kids’ eyes during remote learning https://www.kidsburgh.org/protecting-your-childrens-eyes-during-remote-learning/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=protecting-your-childrens-eyes-during-remote-learning https://www.kidsburgh.org/protecting-your-childrens-eyes-during-remote-learning/#respond Mon, 07 Sep 2020 14:39:54 +0000 http://www.kidsburgh.org/?p=70178 “When they stop doing close work, the eye can still be turned in and then they see double or seem a bit dazed.“

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Dr. G: How to support your kid’s mental health during back-to-school transition https://www.kidsburgh.org/supporting-your-kids-mental-health-during-back-to-school-transition/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=supporting-your-kids-mental-health-during-back-to-school-transition https://www.kidsburgh.org/supporting-your-kids-mental-health-during-back-to-school-transition/#respond Wed, 26 Aug 2020 18:14:48 +0000 http://www.kidsburgh.org/?p=69824 Kids need to be with other kids, not just for fun, but for biological and developmental reasons.

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Boys & Girls Clubs help support parents amid move to online learning https://www.kidsburgh.org/boys-girls-clubs-of-western-pa-helping-support-parents-amid-move-to-online-learning/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=boys-girls-clubs-of-western-pa-helping-support-parents-amid-move-to-online-learning https://www.kidsburgh.org/boys-girls-clubs-of-western-pa-helping-support-parents-amid-move-to-online-learning/#respond Wed, 12 Aug 2020 20:11:48 +0000 http://www.kidsburgh.org/?p=69254 “We very much pride ourselves on never turning away families in need."

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Find virtual childcare from Flexable https://www.kidsburgh.org/virtual-childcare-from-local-flexable/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=virtual-childcare-from-local-flexable https://www.kidsburgh.org/virtual-childcare-from-local-flexable/#respond Fri, 17 Jul 2020 12:23:41 +0000 http://www.kidsburgh.org/?p=68040 In Pennsylvania, 40 percent of brick and mortar childcare facilities are expected to shut down by the time we’re out of the pandemic.  That’s why the local company “Flexable”came up with virtual childcare, and it’s catching on. Without summer camps and daycare, parents often have to resort to screens.  Wendy Gilch, a mom from Franklin Park, said,...

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Getting kids tested for coronavirus is not that easy or that simple https://www.kidsburgh.org/getting-children-tested-for-coronavirus-is-not-that-easy-or-that-simple/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=getting-children-tested-for-coronavirus-is-not-that-easy-or-that-simple https://www.kidsburgh.org/getting-children-tested-for-coronavirus-is-not-that-easy-or-that-simple/#respond Mon, 13 Jul 2020 13:43:09 +0000 http://www.kidsburgh.org/?p=67897 Many people want to get their kids tested for coronavirus, whether it’s because they want to visit with grandparents, or they traveled out of state and the kids need negative tests to participate in sports, or they just want peace of mind. But it turns out it’s not that easy or that simple. First, doctors...

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Puppy Zoom training classes can help dog owners stuck in the house https://www.kidsburgh.org/zoom-training-classes-can-help-dog-owners-stuck-in-the-house/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=zoom-training-classes-can-help-dog-owners-stuck-in-the-house https://www.kidsburgh.org/zoom-training-classes-can-help-dog-owners-stuck-in-the-house/#respond Thu, 09 Jul 2020 14:30:28 +0000 http://www.kidsburgh.org/?p=67821 Brownie is Hannah Murphy’s new best friend.  “I love, I literally love him,” she said of her new puppy.  “He is just like the nicest guy ever. Yea, I sleep with him too. He’s the nicest guy ever,” Hannah says about her new puppy. Hannah and her family got Brownie as a puppy during quarantine, and the...

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Summer educational opportunities for kids in Pittsburgh https://www.kidsburgh.org/several-groups-offering-summer-educational-opportunities-after-coronavirus-forces-students-out-of-classrooms/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=several-groups-offering-summer-educational-opportunities-after-coronavirus-forces-students-out-of-classrooms https://www.kidsburgh.org/several-groups-offering-summer-educational-opportunities-after-coronavirus-forces-students-out-of-classrooms/#respond Wed, 17 Jun 2020 11:30:51 +0000 http://www.kidsburgh.org/?p=66139 Many people expected that remote learning because of coronavirus was sub-par, but preliminary numbers showing learning declined dramatically. Educators and parents are hoping that instead of a summer learning slide, kids can start making up what they lost already. Learning from a computer… without a classroom, teachers and classmates… was not a substitute for the...

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Dr. Aisha White of the P.R.I.D.E. Program on talking to kids about racism https://www.kidsburgh.org/talking-to-children-about-racism/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=talking-to-children-about-racism https://www.kidsburgh.org/talking-to-children-about-racism/#respond Thu, 11 Jun 2020 19:52:35 +0000 http://www.kidsburgh.org/?p=65897 Let them know that this country does not always treat everybody fairly. Kids understand what fairness is.

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With ‘Songs for Seniors,’ Baldwin High School kids lift the spirits of senior citizens https://www.kidsburgh.org/songs-for-seniors-lifting-the-spirits-of-high-school-seniors-and-senior-citizens/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=songs-for-seniors-lifting-the-spirits-of-high-school-seniors-and-senior-citizens https://www.kidsburgh.org/songs-for-seniors-lifting-the-spirits-of-high-school-seniors-and-senior-citizens/#respond Wed, 27 May 2020 20:02:11 +0000 http://www.kidsburgh.org/?p=65050 With nursing homes closed to visitors, these kids found a way to make a difference.

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