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Toddler Treks at Descanso

Toddler Treks at Descanso

Discover nature through the eyes of your very young child (ages 2-4) with this six-week workshop at Descanso Gardens. “Toddler Treks with Acorn Bear” begin April 15, and every Friday has a different focus, such as crafts or stories or walks in the springtime gardens in full bloom. Children will receive a T-shirt to remember […]

Spring Camps at Kidspace

Spring Camps at Kidspace

Spring break for moms ‘n’ dads of young ones has a whole different meaning than spring break for college kids—it can trigger terror at the thought of long days to fill while work must be done. Enter Kidspace’s full- and half-day spring camps for kids ages 6 to 10. The emphasis is on the gee-whiz, […]

Greased Lightning

Greased Lightning

    Itching to sing along to your favorite vintage tunes? Come out to Pasadena High School and Marshall High School’s joint production of Grease: The Musical, beginning this Thursday at Edwards Auditorium at PHS and get your toes tappin’ along to leather jacket and poodle skirt clad performers. Grease: The Musical Edwards Auditorium 2925 […]

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 […]

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