Fred Rogers Productions creates ‘Donkey Hodie,’ an ode to ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’

Fred Rogers Productions, headquartered in Pittsburgh, has developed a new show based on one of the Mister Rogers characters, “Donkey Hodie,” to debut May 3 on PBS Kids. Fred Rogers […]

Dr. G: 6 questions to ask about summer camp safety

Many kids are head over heels for summer camp and our camps are bending over backward to make it safe for kids this summer.

Pirates Looking For All-Star Teachers

The nomination process is open now on the Pirates’ website though April 9. Teachers from Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties are eligible, as well as […]

Pittsburgh authors share lessons from Mister Rogers in new book

“All across the Pittsburgh region, we have people who are essentially applying the Fred method.”

Pittsburgh families find silver linings to a full year of social distancing

“I tend to like the intimacy that we tend to have right now.”

Love your principal? Nominate now for Pittsburgh Penguins MVP

The Most Valuable Principal program will honor 15 principals from schools in Allegheny County.

Mars High School finds a way to produce ‘Mamma Mia,’ despite pandemic

“I’ve never in 17 years seen as much joy and happiness and tears.”

Pittsburgh high school students mentor and tutor younger kids

During the pandemic, tutoring is needed more than ever.

MCG Youth & Arts’ free classes give kids creative outlet during the pandemic

Kids need the arts, creative expression and personal connection more than ever.

Baden school buys 520 ukuleles for virtual and COVID-safe music classes

“It’s giving kids confidence and a way to get their frustrations out.”

Worried about peanut allergies? The FDA approves first drug for kids with peanut sensitivity

“We’re tricking the immune system to learn how to tolerate it.”

KDKA survey: 42 percent say kids are learning less through online classes

“Right now, it just reassures me that they’re safe, and that’s the biggest thing for me.” 

Can your kids trick-or-treat safely during the pandemic?

You should limit groups of trick-or-treaters to only your family or pod.

Pittsburgh teen competes nationally as a top motocross rider

A 16-year-old from the Pittsburgh region is the second-best motocross rider in the country in his age division. Gavin Towers is sponsored by Kawasaki and travels around the country to […]

Dr. G on what to do when your kids are sick during the pandemic

“Right now, a sick day for one person in your home is a sick day for everyone in your home.” 

Center For Theater Arts provides much-needed outlet for Pittsburgh kids

Nothing will stop kids from dancing, singing and acting their hearts out.

Vacant Homestead church converted into rope challenge course

Old churches have been converted into all kinds of things in Pittsburgh — a brewery, restaurant, apartments — but this is one of the most unique.

Black Girls Equity Alliance reports shocking biases in Allegheny County

One of the key findings is that black girls are ten times more likely than white girls to be referred to juvenile justice.

Eye Strain

How to protect your kids’ eyes during remote learning

“When they stop doing close work, the eye can still be turned in and then they see double or seem a bit dazed.“

Dr. G: How to support your kid’s mental health during back-to-school transition

Kids need to be with other kids, not just for fun, but for biological and developmental reasons.