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South Pasadena Farmer’s Market

South Pasadena Farmer’s Market

As far as kid-friendly farmers’ markets go, South Pasadena’s is up there with the best of them. It’s a Thursday-evening small-town happening, with street performers, great prepared foods, the best farmers’ market produce east of Hollywood, and superb people-watching. Kids love to inspect the fantastical mushrooms at LA Funghi, sample berries from Pudwills, buy some [...]

Inspiring Girls to “Be R.E.A.L”

Inspiring Girls to “Be R.E.A.L”

If your middle-school-age daughter is having a hard time dealing with friend dynamics, then the two of you might want to check out the Be R.E.A.L (Relationships- Extraordinary, Authentic and Loving) workshops put on by the Institute for Girls Development. The interactive series, which will run for four weeks at Vroman’s, strives to provide girls [...]

World Read Aloud Day

World Read Aloud Day

Just as Pasadena author Lian Dolan’s kids have become too old for storytime, she gets to bring those days back as Pasadena’s Ambassador of Reading at World Read Aloud Day. The author of the bestselling Helen of Pasadena will be reading several children’s books, including the one pictured here, at the Lamada Branch Library on Wednesday [...]

SPACE for Young Artists

SPACE for Young Artists

The teaching program at SPACE, an art center and gallery in South Pasadena, has been growing rapidly, and this spring brings even more classes for kids, including ones as young as 4. The courses, which run 10 weeks each, include: — Art Explorers: experimentation with a variety of media for the youngest set. — Ceramics: [...]

Beyond the Tiger Mother

Beyond the Tiger Mother

Yes, yes, we all know about Tigers Moms, thanks to Amy Chua and the Wall Street Journal. If you’re like me, you like the idea of having an Animal Mom Persona, but the Tiger Mom is simply not your style. Maybe you couldn’t care less about your child’s string instrument mastery. No worries, the animal kingdom is full of maternal role models that can be exploited for your own personal PR boondoggle. Choose one from the list below and start your own controversial parenting cult.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday at Kidspace

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday at Kidspace

Kidspace is hosting a celebration to honor what would have been Dr. Seuss’s 107th birthday as part of its Read Across America event. Kids can join in storytimes and Seuss-inspired crafts and games all day, and if they share their collection of Seuss books or dress up as their favorite character, they’ll have a chance [...]

Around Town with Little Kids

Around Town with Little Kids

Had enough of playing Candy Land and going to the same old playground? You’re in luck—the Pasadena area is rich with outings for families with young children. Here are some of our favorites. For young ones, Kidspace is the place to be. It began as a labor of love in a makeshift, donated space and [...]

Beakman on the Brain at Caltech

Beakman on the Brain at Caltech

The kid’s science show Beakman’s World will be coming to Caltech on January 28th for a live performance on the wonders of the brain. The Emmy-award-winning program, starring Paul Zaloom, originally aired from from 1992 to 1997 and introduced viewers to a variety of scientific topics in a humorous, interactive way. This particular show will [...]

Storytime Roundup

Storytime Roundup

Can’t bear another round of Where the Wild Things Are? Take a break from your own storybooking and head for one of the remarkable number of children’s readings at Pasadena-area libraries. Highlights from the Pasadena Public Library’s offerings include more than a dozen Preschool Storytimes across town, the Monday night Pajama Storytime at Hastings Ranch [...]

MOMS Club Hosts Preschool Fair

MOMS Club Hosts Preschool Fair

Preschools are plentiful in the San Gabriel Valley, so plentiful that the quest to find the right fit for your family can quickly get overwhelming. To help the search, two chapters of the Pasadena MOMS Club are presenting a preschool fair on Saturday to host representatives from more than 40 nursery schools in the area. [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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