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Best Children’s Books of 2021, So Far

Time for an Amazon shopping haul.

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Why Imaginative Play Is So Important

In addition to being downright fun, imaginative play allows kids the opportunity to practice their social, language and creative thinking skills.

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Your Guide to LA Summer Camps: 2021 Edition

Summer is looking a little different this year and here’s the latest word from our beloved local camps!

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Meet Prehistoric Creatures in Your Living Room with This New App

David Attenborough will take you on a trip back in time—from your phone.

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Mighty Express

The Makers of “Paw Patrol” to Launch “Mighty Express” on Netflix

This is Spin Master Entertainment’s first series on the streaming service.

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Easy & Fun Marine Science Activities for At-Home Days

For kids missing seals, sea stars and other beach sights, we’ve rounded up activities, virtual camps and live science shows to bring the Sound to them. Dive in!

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Check Out LA’s Central Library

“Dewey” ever love the library! Especially the Grand Central Library in Downtown LA – a great spot for kids to check out people and history along with their books.

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5 Ways to Practice Compassion through the Holidays

“No matter how you give and give back this holiday season and beyond, stay mindful about those in need. May we all be lucky enough to not need, but when we do, may we all have the support of our loved ones and community to help us through.”

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Holidays on Stage: Festive Theater Performances for All Ages

From classic ballets to dance-along shows, launch into the holidays with these kid-friendly productions.

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Why Tech-Free Toys Make Better Gifts During the Holidays

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The holiday gift giving season is upon us. Never before have we been offered the ease of procuring whatever we want to give to whomever we want. Online retailers deliver unique items to our doorstep at…

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How Festive Family Meals Can Help You & Your Child

Recent studies show that you and your child could actually be happiest with a traditional Christmas sit-down.

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Best Yoga Studios for Kids and Families to Namaste

Families that yoga together, namaste together! Here are some of our favorite studios around Los Angeles.

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6 Clever Ways to Encourage Reading You Haven’t Thought Of

While reading books together or aloud are the best ways to help kids become readers, there are many other ways to encourage literacy with just a little outside-the-book thinking. 

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Summer Camps for Preschoolers

Don’t send your toddler to their first summer camp without checking our list of great age-appropriate camps here in Los Angeles.

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Storymakery: Where Kids Become Authors

A place where kids can create the storybook of their dreams.

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Pixar Pier Comes to Disney’s California Adventure in June & More Updates Announced

It’s going to be an exciting summer at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California!

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Here’s How I Got My Tween Back into the Magic of Stories at Bedtime

Our quality family time is the few hours after work and school and before the Sandman arrives—and these precious few hours had been diluted into routine that needed a little more inspiration.

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Your Guide to Seattle’s Best Nutcracker Ballets

To help you pick the perfect show for your little sugar plums, we’ve rounded up 11 Nutcracker performances— from traditional full-length productions to abridged versions staged specifically for wee ones.

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7 Things You Can’t Miss in June

From berries to blues, bikes to balloons—June’s got it all! Check out our favorite must-do events around Portland.

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Happy Birthday, Chicago! Where to Celebrate Around Town

Sweet home Chicago is our kinda town, so let’s help make the Windy City’s 180th birthday extra special with everything from a special museum visit to indulging in sweet treats.

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Beyond Ballet: 10 Other Kinds of Dance Classes for Kids

Kick the tutu to the curb and try one of these alternatives offered around town!

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Do This Now: Family & Baby Tours at the Portland Art Museum

Immerse everyone in the dynamic and fascinating exhibits at the Portland Art Museum with the Family and Baby Tours.

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Cindy Lou, Merry Minions and Hot Butterbeer: How the Grinch Didn’t Steal Christmas

This year’s Grinchmas cel-Who-bration has a little holiday magic for everyone in the family!

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This New SF Theater School Gets a Standing O

A whimsical and wonderful children’s theater just made its debut on Diamond Street in Noe Valley. Pop in with your little performer, and we promise you will give it a standing O!

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Homework Is For Rich Kids

Homework.
Everyone hates it: Teachers hate grading it, parents hate supervising it, kids hate doing it. 

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It’s been studied for more than 60 years, but research still can’t say whether it works. Some studies say it…

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Birthdays with Strings: Best Puppeteers in the D.C. Area

One of the most fun interruptions for the middle of kid’s party chaos is a live entertainer who can get your crew of little ones to pause, perhaps even sit, and giggle their tummies off for 30-45 minutes. Add some fluffy characters on strings and – bonus!

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Holiday Storytimes and Reading Fun

Your Guide to Making Memorable Holiday Traditions

Whether you’re a country girl who loves a hayride or a shopper who can’t get enough, we’ve got ideas to help you express your holiday style.

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50 Things Bay Area Kids Must Do Before They’re 10

If you’ve spent your first decade in the Bay Area, there are a handful of things you must do before you blow out those ten candles in order to be considered a true NorCal kid.

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The Story Times You Have to Check Out at Least Once

When you just aren’t in the mood to “do the voices” yourself, make plans to hit up one of these popular story time events (um, get there early!) and know you’ve done something good for your book worm today.

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Yurts, Tents & Trailers! Cool Camping Destinations for Every Type of Family

Whether you consider yourself an expert camper or you’ve never been, we uncovered a variety of camping experiences for all types of interests and skill levels.

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Explore the Power of Play at Tacoma’s Children’s Museum

Small in size, but big in fun, the Children’s Museum of Tacoma is a drive-worthy kid mecca loaded with fun activities to engage and challenge little minds.

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5 Ways to Ring In the Year of the Ram With Your Little Lambs

Gong Hey Fat Choy! It’s the year of the Ram/Sheep/Goat. Herd your family up for some delectable dim sum, lion dancing, acrobats, art and the Golden Dragon Parade.

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Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in NYC All Month Long!

We’ve got ways to be merry, happy (and really busy) with the kids for the next six weeks!

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Who You Gonna Call: The Coolest Party Entertainers Around Town

Before you plan your party animal’s next birthday bash, check out our favorite party entertainers that can help make your shindig a huge hit.

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