Guest Editor Cooper Munroe on building your community of mothers — and which Pittsburgh women can help you do it
Cooper Munroe’s kids are now grown, but her work remains focused on helping mothers navigate the challenge of daily life with little ones.
Foster Love Project outgrows its space as it expands outreach programs
“The goal is giving a child a dignified experience and making them feel loved.”
Babies love storytime! Snuggle up with these 2021 Best Books for Babies
Babies love to snuggle up with their grownup, flipping through pages, looking at pictures and listening to the rhythm of language.
Sponsored Content Baby, it’s playtime. Try these fun tips from Hello Baby Pittsburgh
Starting at two months of age or so, babies become more aware of the world around them. You can help foster this growth with a few fun, simple activities.
‘I can do it!’ VolunTOTS empowers little kids to do good in Pittsburgh communities
“I think people are looking for good, looking for joy and for community. And I think that we’re providing that for people.”
Sponsored Content Co-parenting? Here’s what you need to know
Parents are discovering how to share parenting duties when they’re not together.
How to prevent meltdowns and tantrums over screen-time limits
Photo by Anna Shvets. Helping kids regulate their own media use is an ongoing process, and along the way you’re likely to experience some struggles when it’s time to turn […]
$4.4 million from Heinz Endowments to support child care programs, from prenatal to age 3
“The pandemic ripped open the curtain on the precarious state of our nation’s early childhood care and education system.”
Sponsored Content New dad? You’ve got this. Follow these 5 tips for fatherhood fun
You have everything you need to help your new baby get off to a good start in life.
New Allegheny County Department of Children Initiatives to direct funding to preschool and afterschool programs
“All of Allegheny County’s children and families deserve comprehensive, equitable and high-quality early learning and out-of-school-time services if we are to continue to build our county’s reputation.”
You are your child’s first teacher. A new video series from Trying Together supports your efforts
Moms and dads start the educational process long before teachers and schools become involved.
The Children’s Home Pediatric Specialty Hospital wins national award for its Ready. Set. Home! initiative
Families will learn troubleshooting techniques that may reduce emergency visits to the hospital.
Must read for parents: Mister Rogers’ lessons for raising ‘curious, creative, caring kids’
“Fred Rogers was a learning scientist of his day.”
5 tips for picking your preschooler’s first TV shows
When you’re 2 or 3, every show is a new show. Read these tips for choosing titles you and your kids will love.
10 storybooks to ease first-day jitters for kids heading to preschool
Reading about other kids, dinos and llamas who experience the same feelings can help them understand and overcome their fears.
7 practical tips, tricks and tools to get kids ready for kindergarten
Fun apps and games can offer an extra boost — and kids won’t even realize they’re learning.
2019 Best Books for Babies deliver brain development (and quality snuggle time)
These top books promote linguistic, cognitive and visual development in babies from birth to 18 months.
Kidcast spotlights Buzzword, a fun way to increase your kid’s vocabulary
Learning new words can be a part of playing. We’ll show you how.
9 storybooks for little ones who love their binkies and blankies
Giving up pacifiers and security blankets can be an emotional adjustment, but reading stories about others facing the same struggle can help.
Help your kid prepare for kindergarten with this Kidcast advice
How to help your son or daughter have the best possible start in school.