New Parents Network

The following is a list of all the articles we have collected

Child care center safety tips for care givers and parents

Child Care Center Safety Tips

To help care givers and parents provide a safer environment for young children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) offers the following safety tips checklist.

Outdoor Playgrounds Look for safe surfacing on playgrounds, wood chips, mulch, and shredded rubber are good shock-absorbing materials. In addition, regularly check playground surfacing and equipment to make sure they are well-maintained. Proper and well-maintained playground surfacing helps protect against serious head injuries from falls.

Suggestions for parents while they are discussing their child's report card

Helpful Tips:

1. SIT DOWN with your child and look over the report card.

2. PRAISE YOUR CHILD. Find at least one good thing: attendance, no tardies.

3. BE CALM! Let your child tell you about his poor grades.

4. ASK how you can help your child do better.

5. ASK what your child can do to make better grades.

6. MAKE A PLAN with your child's teacher to help your child do better.

How to choose a pediatrician

by Dr. John Bean M.D.,FAAP


Over my years of practice I often have been asked, “What should a parent consider in choosing the right pediatrician for their children?’ I believe that choosing the right pediatrician for your children requires careful thought and a little research.


Dr. Greene's web site on children's health


We are dedicated to using information technology to make pediatric wisdom more accessible than ever before. Our goal is to improve children's health by informing and inspiring those who care for them.

By addressing the connection between the health of our children and the health of the environment, we strive to make a difference for both.

By providing information, wisdom, and perspective, we strive to prepare parents to become knowledgeable partners who can work with their children's physicians in a new and rich way.

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum - children's exhibits and educational information

Thanks to the Desert Museum's Coati Kid's Club we've got loads of great desert stuff just for you.

Games from the American Zoo & Aquarium Association!

Need some facts about the Sonoran Desert?
The Fun Facts has lots of answers, including links to more detailed information.

Doing research on a desert animal?
You'll want to read our Creature Features, written by Rosie Roadrunner.

Are you 6-12 years old and want to join a fun club?
Los Coatis Club for Kids is for you!

Maricopa Parks and Recreation Department

From hiking on a barrier-free trail, to horseback riding along a creek, Maricopa County Parks offer visitors the best of the Sonoran Desert. At approximately 120,000 acres, Maricopa County is home to the largest regional park system in the United States. All trails within the Maricopa County Park System are for non-motorized use only. Ten parks in the system circle the metropolitan area and all are within a 45-minute drive from downtown Phoenix.