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Every Awesome Thing to Do This September in LA

Isn’t LA great? This month you can find fairies, an outdoor piano to play and find your way through a corn maze.

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19 Books That Feature Asian American Heroes & Leads

These books range from historical fiction to graphic novels to bilingual picture books and even chapter books for kids that’ll appeal to readers of all ages and backgrounds.

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100+ Movies the Kids Need to See Before They Grow Up

Here are our very favorite films the kids need to see before they grow up.

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80 Award-Winning Kids’ Books You Need for the Bookshelf

Supplement your summer reading list with a few prizewinners that hit every age and stage.

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7 Reasons to Travel with Kids, No Matter How Young They Are

Travel fosters independence and so much more!

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Great Books to Kick off Reading in 2021

“Our first book list for 2021 is intentionally eclectic: poetry and prose, fantasy and biography, a graphic novel, a suspenseful account of a Navy Seal rescue operation, and a classic ‘summer friendship and self-discovery’ story.”

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Disney+ Releases New Trailer for “Soul”

There are also new details about the voice cast.

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How I’ve Let Love Conquer My Everyday Parenting Fears

Two emotions drive every aspect of human life. One binds, the other separates. Love draws together. Fear pushes apart.
Both emotions exist in our heart, battling for control over our actions and reactions on a daily basis.

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The Importance of Creative Writing for Kids

Creative writing not only helps develop intellectual skills but physical and emotional ones as well.

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What Your Teen Can Teach You About Social Media

“As parents, maybe we can learn from our teenagers and acknowledge that there is so much more to social media than the negatives.”

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“Play” Doesn’t Go on a Resume…but Maybe It Should

The phrase “Play doesn’t go on a resume” — and the profound impact that has had on childhood — has been plaguing me since I had the honor of sitting on a panel with Dr. Peter Gray, a renowned research…

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I Stopped Letting Negative Numbers Define Me & Here’s What Happened

I step onto the scale for the third time in less than a minute. For some reason, I believe that if I do it more than once, the number staring up at me might change–and in the direction I want–but every time, it’s the same. I know that one day, if I knew my daughter was doing what I am doing right now, my heart would break.

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10 Ways to Spark Your Child’s Imagination

Melissa Bernstein, co-founder of Melissa & Doug, dishes to us on why imagination is fundamental to all childhoods.

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Summer Stage Preview: The Kid Shows That Will Probably Sell Out

Don’t ride into the sunset this season without checking out our picks for the best area family shows.

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Why I’m Not Laughing at Memes About Moms and Wine

The internet is laden with parenting memes — offering instant comic relief for those of us in the often serious and always challenging trenches of parenthood. Memes are visual “sound bites” on themes in popular culture. Currently, memes of moms drinking…

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Be Prepared: Scouting Groups, Clubs & Youth Programs for Seattle Kids

Looking for an extracurricular activity for your kiddo? These organizations offer character and confidence building activities along with the promise of tons of fun and great memories.

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Red Tricycle LA’s First Virtual Book Club

Move over Oprah, there’s a new book group in town! Our writers suggest read aloud books your whole family will love.

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A Puppet Theater Festival You Can’t Miss

With a slew of shows for kids (many of them free!), this month’s festival shows off elaborate artistry from across the world — yep, way beyond finger puppet stuff.

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Talking Crafts, Kids and Bay Area Fun With Jen Berlingo of Paint Cut Paste

Jen Berlingo is not your average arts and crafts mom. She runs a blog that features the artistic exploration of her daughter, referred to as “N.” In addition to that, her carreer is bountiful with experience in art therapy, guiding…

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