Smells Like Teen Spirit

A Huge List of Fun Things to Do and See With Teenagers

Teens can be a tough crowd, so here's a handy list to make entertaining them in Sarasota and Manatee counties a cinch.

11/09/2022 By Kim Doleatto

You Teach Me and I'll Teach You

Sarasota Now Has a Pokémon Store

Poke Ballers Mart caters to people of all ages who are obsessed with Pokémon cards, games and shows.

09/16/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Listening to Diverse Voices

Renee Lenneman on Foster Parenting, Adoptions and Helping the Next Generation

Lenneman has fostered more than two dozen children since she moved to Sarasota.

08/16/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Ask a Pediatrician

How to Keep Kids Healthy During Back-to-School Season

Sarasota's Dr. Katherine Keeley answers questions about physicals, vaccines and how to stop the spread of germs.

08/08/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Safe space

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Adds New Pediatric Emergency Waiting Room

The space was designed to make the experience of going to the E.R. less traumatic for children.

07/11/2022 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

What You Need to Know About Covid-19 Vaccines for Kids Under 5

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital physician Dr. Fernando Bula answers our questions about the newly approved vaccines.

06/30/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Mental Moves

The Country's Young People Are Facing a Mental Health Crisis. Here's How a Local Organization Is Helping.

The program called Youth Move Suncoast opened in January and is led by youth, for youth ages 14-29. Weekly support groups, outings and mindfulness classes are held online and in person at NAMI Sarasota-Manatee's locations.

05/19/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

Here's Why Your Kids Should Take Swimming Lessons This Summer

May is Drowning Prevention and Water Safety Month. A Sarasota swimming instructor gives us tips.

05/11/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

Pro Tips for Keeping Kids' Smiles Healthy

How to keep your kids' smiles healthy, plus information about the recently passed Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act.

02/09/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Bug Business

A Local Teenager Turns His Love of Creepy Creatures Into a Moneymaker

A Bradenton teenager's menagerie includes eight tarantulas, five scorpions and one Madagascar hissing cockroach.

01/03/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

The giving season

Christmas Gift Drive Organizers Say It Can Be a Struggle to Serve Teens

It may be more fun to buy a shiny toy fire engine than earbuds, but Christmas gifts are important for older children, as well.

12/14/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Free & Freeish

Kids of All Ages Will Love These Free Local Activities

Take a trolley, hit a playground, go bowling and more.

12/01/2021

The pandemic

Where Can Children Get the Covid-19 Vaccine in Sarasota?

Plus: other information parents need to know.

11/10/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Bye Bye Bully

Anti-Bullying Children’s Book Delivers a Message of Self-Love

Local author and pageant queen Noelia Voigt will read her anti-bullying book to families at Children's World on May 15.

05/12/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Ladybug Love

Sarasota Artist Publishes Her First Children's Book

A lesson about positive body image—with a dash of garden science—brings the bugs in Vicki Chelf's new book to life.

05/10/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Just for Kids

Summer Camps We Love

Twelve fun activities that keep kids healthy, happy and sharp while school is out.

04/06/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Partnerships

Goodwill, Children's Guardian Fund Partner to Help Foster Kids

The partnership will make clothing, furniture, bedding, housewares and other necessities available for children who are entering the state foster care system.

03/18/2021 By Staff

Parallel Universe

Kids' Film Contest Helps Them Imagine Life Beyond the Pandemic

The Sarasota Film Festival will host a contest called "Parallel Universes," where kids can imagine a world without the pandemic.

02/24/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Sponsored Content

Bravo! to Our November Incredible Kid!

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County and Replay Outreach applaud an extraordinary local kid.

12/09/2020

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Play Mini Golf at Smuggler's Cove

A round of mini golf might just become your new fun family holiday tradition.

12/09/2020 By Allison Forsyth