Kid Stuff


LitFest—From Shakespeare to Mr. Steve

LitFest—From Shakespeare to Mr. Steve

Editor’s Note: Big rain is expected this weekend, so the inaugural LitFest Pasadena, which was going to be largely outdoors at Central Park, has been postponed until Saturday, May 12th. Look for the same great panels, events, signing, and children’s activities. We’ll be there in May! This Saturday’s inaugural LitFest Pasadena will not be only [...]

A Chorus of All-Americans

A Chorus of All-Americans

Now “toe-tapping tunes from the Roaring Twenties” may not sound like the typical “Kid Stuff” that Hometown Pasadena recommends, but we think it may intrigue your tikes when they learn the singers of these tunes—as well as songs from the best of Broadway, California hits like the Beach Boys’ “Little Red Corvette,” rockin’ Dixieland, and [...]

Walking Turtle Island

Walking Turtle Island

Ever heard of Turtle Island? Is that from a Disney film, you ask. A magical, secret place in one of the gazillion shows on Nickelodeon? You’ll have to go further back than that, I’ll tell you. A lot further back, even before cable television. (Did your child just gasp?) It seems at one point in time, long, [...]

Milk & Bookies, Little Junebugs, and…Harry Potter?

Milk & Bookies, Little Junebugs, and…Harry Potter?

Little Junebugs on El Molino, the new book and crafting store for children 3-10 years old, is collaborating with Milk + Bookies to donate at least 300 books from the Harry Potter series to students supported by Operation School Bell. The idea is for your little one to bring in their new or gently used [...]

Rose Bowl Swimmers Rank at Junior Olympics

Rose Bowl Swimmers Rank at Junior Olympics

For the first time ever, the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center’s 13 and older group made it to the top roster at a Junior Olympics meet by placing 4th at the Southern California JO tournament, competing against the best teams in California and Nevada. And Mayfield 8th grader Kate Herrill, an Altadena resident, took 1st place [...]

Tears of Amber

Tears of Amber

You want a good story, check out the Greek myths. The Greek word for amber is elektron, which means “formed by the sun.” As such, it is associated with the sun god Helios. According to myth, when Helios’ son Phaëton had a bit of a tantrum and insisted on driving his father’s sun chariot, which [...]

Have a Happy Victorian Valentine’s Day

Have a Happy Victorian Valentine’s Day

Making Valentine’s Day cards with your child can create wonderful moments and lasting memories. And sometimes you are just grateful to have the experience behind you, as in the times when you end up making valentines for your child. Let us explain: your child has come home from school and reported that she has been instructed [...]

Primates in Hi-Def

Primates in Hi-Def

Seventy Cameramen. Fifty countries. Four years. As many of you may already know, the BBC and Discovery Channel have co-produced a high-definition series called Life, a successor to Planet Earth. One episode in that series, Life: Primates, shall have a screening at Caltech on Saturday, February 11th. The documentary explores the “intelligence, adaptability, and resourcefulness that have enabled primates to thrive [...]

Unleash the Imagination!

Unleash the Imagination!

Birthday buckets, clay people, wish boxes, and a karaoke bumble bee rumble? Could these disparate elements possibly have something in common? Why, yes. They can all be found at Little Junebugs. Courtney Collins is co-owner and the creative director of Little Junebugs, a new children’s boutique and crafting studio. She says their goal is to [...]

Kidspace Celebrates MLK Jr.

Kidspace Celebrates MLK Jr.

The life and deeds of Martin Luther King Jr. changed America—it’s as simple as that. He was a man whose beliefs, mission and determination drove a revolution that forced our nation’s educational system, employers, eating establishments, transportation services—almost every aspect of every American’s life—to become more inclusive. Dr. King challenged our long-held beliefs, our culture [...]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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