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Here’s How You Can Rent Barbie’s IRL Airbnb Dreamhouse for $60

Celebrate the iconic doll’s 60th anniversary and rent an in-real-life version of her Malibu Dreamhouse.

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Just Opened: Helen Diller Civic Center Playgrounds

Two brand-new playgrounds will make you feel like a kid again—right in the heart of San Francisco!

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Barbie’s Getting a Whole New Look!

Mattel just unveiled its newest Barbie Shero doll, complete with hijab.

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Lightsaber Combat to Ninja Training: 7 Offbeat Classes for Adventurous Kids

Gather round little Katniss Everdeens and Luke Skywalkers: these classes will get you moving in unique new directions!

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The Force Is Strong in Los Angeles

If the force is strong in your family, you’re counting the days ’til the new movie! These activities and events throughout LA will help young Jedi’s keep their cool until The Force Awakens.

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En Garde! Hit a New Fencing Club for Kids

Whether they like to play Jedi, pirate, knight or just generally like whacking things, kids love swords. They’ll learn to channel that energy by slicing and stabbing safely at Silverlake Fencing.

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En Garde! Kids’ Fencing Classes in Portland

From pirate to Jedi to medieval Master, these places will train your little sword fighter.

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Beyond Soccer: Sporty Alternatives for Kids

If your kiddo has little interest in balls, bathing suits or team sports, the Bay Area has an abundance of alternatives to the usual youth sports fare.

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Star Wars Day: May the Fourth (Be With You)

Rejoice Star Wars fans big and small, Star Wars Day is right around the corner. Geek out at these local spots for young Jedi, and May the Fourth be with you…

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9 Knightly Ways to Spend Your Days in NYC

There’s plenty to do for the princess obsessed, but what about kids who fantasize about being brave knights, riding galloping horses and slaying fierce dragons? Good news: Here are nine knightly ways to spend your days, from fencing and jousting to checking out armor and trying on capes.

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Little Kids, Big Swords: Fencing for the Pre-School Set

One of the great tragedies of modern, 21st Century life is how rarely these days one finds an opportunity to announce, “Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya.  You killed my father, prepare to die.”  Much less to whip out a…

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame…to Eat

Baseball is as American as…crepes and tortas? It is now. The family may love the tradition of getting a hot dog at a Mariners game, but this season at Safeco Field is all about The ’Pen. Formerly the Bullpen Market,…

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Aquatic Playground

Channing Way & 4th St
Berkeley, CA 94710
While certain parts of Aquatic Park itself may have a less-than desirable reputation (the Emeryville end is probably best avoided) Aquatic Playground, at the other end of the park is another story. …

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Top Five Picks For Fabulous Father’s Day Giving

The suggestions are in and here are our top five picks for reader favorite Father’s Day gift ideas.
1.This year I am putting together a slide show of uploaded pics of the kids with Daddy beginning with him first holding…

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