Kid Stuff


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. [...]

Be Part of the Parade: Decorate a Float

Be Part of the Parade: Decorate a Float

The La Canada Flintridge Tournament of Roses float wants your help! If you are looking for a way to get involved in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade in a hands-on way, you can sign up for a shift to help decorate and put the finishing touches on the La Canada float. Decorating is open to [...]

A Predictable Plot That Never Gets Old

A Predictable Plot That Never Gets Old

The plotline is predictable: Clara enjoys the Christmas party, the Nutrcracker comes to life, a battle ensues, and the Sugar Plum Fairy leads the waltz—but that Mouse King and his army will always give me the creeps. So we still attend annually, a spectator for Uncle Drosselmeyer’s puppet show, Tchaikovsky’s classic—the Grand Pas de Deux, [...]

Vincent van Gogh on Cement

Vincent van Gogh on Cement

When I was in kindergarten, I had two favorite after-school activities: playing Hungry Hungry Hippo and redrawing my hopscotch court.  My hopscotch chalk drawings didn’t cease until tetherball hit the schoolyard in second grade.  If only I had known there was a future in chalk drawings—some of these 3-D projects are incredible. On Saturday, December 18, professional [...]

The Best Part of Waking Up

The Best Part of Waking Up

“Every day I wake up, I pour myself a cup… The best part of waking up, is _____ in your cup.” If you are able to fill in the blank, or better, sing along with this Folger’s Coffee tune, then you enjoyed a taste of the Rockapella singing crew, the same group you may have [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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