When none of her son’s classmates showed up to his birthday party, a Florida mother took to social media to express her despair. Within hours, her community rallied to make her little boy’s day nothing short of magical.
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They were adopted off-the-books decades ago, scattered by a Georgia doctor who took $100 or $1,000 or something in between to send desperate couples home with new sons and daughters.
When Christopher Beaumont, a father of two young sons, ages 7 and 9, recently made plans for an overnight camping trip to Lake Mead, he figured if he could steer the boys away from haphazardly chucking rocks or bayoneting each other with sharp sticks it would be a success.
When you hear the phrase “Vegas night life,” you probably don’t think of kangaroo rats, scorpions and pocket gophers. Unless, of course, you’re exploring the “Vegas Night Life” animal show at the Springs Preserve.
One of Kevin Zelenka’s sons sits between his legs taking plastic discs of various colors and putting them into a piggy bank one at a time.
From taiko drummers to folklorico dancers, local performers will showcase the community’s diverse cultures in this year’s Children’s Arts Festival at Centennial Hills Park.
There is no shortage of opportunities for parents to find just the right camp for their children this summer. From sports to theater to traditional arts and crafts, activities are planned across the valley. Here is a sampling of the offerings.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada is struggling to attract adult volunteers to pair with children, most of whom are minorities and lack a father figure in the household.
Staff members became Splash Test Dummies as they tested out the new Tornado water slide at the Las Vegas Wet ‘n’ Wild water park.
There are holes where the player has to putt the ball through something, and holes where the player has to putt the ball around something and holes where the player has to putt the ball over something.
Each year, Las Vegas residents turn to what some claim is the best remedy for 100-degree temperatures: a dip in the pool. It’s especially appreciated when children are out of school — good for keeping them occupied and a good physical activity for everyone.
Eleven-month-old Daisy Tilton, bless her heart, wobbles around the backyard, staring and laughing at her high-stepping tiny feet the way babies do — happily mystified, it seems, that she no longer has to crawl to get around.
Noah sailed past Jacob to become the most popular baby name for boys in 2013, ending Jacob’s 14-year run at the top. Sophia was the most popular baby name for girls for the third straight year.
To put it nicely, some children are not exactly morning birds.
After hearing the job requirements during video conference interviews, applicants described the “world’s toughest job” as “sick” and “inhumane.” Yet this mother of all jobs entails a little more than they expected.
After dueling with a cancerous brain tumor, 4-year-old Jack Robinson fell to the Force and was commemorated with a Star Wars funeral march.
Flying with kids can feel like the end of the world. Here are tips from our Facebook fans that can save your sanity while traveling with tots.
In every region of America, white and Asian children are far better positioned for success than black, Latino and American Indian children, according to a new report appealing for urgent action to bridge this racial gap.
Each year, the “What Makes Henderson GREAT!” photo contest invites the community to submit pictures of landscapes, people and places that capture the spirit of the community. This year’s winners were announced recently.
Starting March 8, Southern Nevadans will have a chance to reconnect with the Las Vegas Valley’s equine past when Horses4Heroes Inc., a Las Vegas-based nonprofit organization, moves to Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs to offer the public horseback riding and other family-friendly activities.
In about 90 seconds an adorable 16-month-old boy becomes a fan of Superman while watching “Man of Steel” with his dad.
The Discovery Children’s Museum is playing brain games with its latest traveling exhibit “Mindbender Mansion,” on display through April 27.
A 4-year-old is “moved” for the first time by a song by Christina Aguilera and A Great Big World and shakes off his dad’s attempts to turn to another station.