The Kidsguide Blog

Explore the world of Kidsguide with neat ideas, cool tips and awesome inspiration!

Kidsguide: 1988-90

Again, Kidsguide was a soft-bound book, 208 pages; sold for $3 through PTAs with all proceeds benefiting student assistance. Like the first book, it served six cities in the greater Long Beach area: Long Beach, Lakewood, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, Seal Beach and Signal Hill. Kidsguide was published every two years. Truth be told: it was […]

Kidsguide: 1986-87

Kidsguide was started on August 19, 1986. Below is the cover of the first issue that came out in January of 1987. The cover was simply the logo, which was the hand print of my daughter Lauren, 7 years old at the time. The frame around the hand was set up to look like the […]

Winter Break Fun

Not only are winter camps lifesavers for the busy parent, they are also a productive way for kids to spend their two-week school vacation. Most camps often fashion their activities – sometimes even menus! – around fun themes to maximize the experience for participants.

Spread the Creativity

Christmas is coming, and it’s time to get “crafty” when it comes to finding low-cost ways of getting your kids into the holiday spirit. Read on to learn about easy do-it-yourself projects, from making your own tree ornaments and dreidel cards to setting a colorful Kwanzaa table.

Run, Run As Fast You Can…

…to Discovery Science Center’s “The Science of Gingerbread” exhibit and its annual Gingerbread Competition! Learn delicious tidbits about ginger and gingerbread, and the roles they have played through the ages as medicinal remedy and coveted spice, and as tokens of royal favor.

Brave Across the Miles

What do you call a nameless dog that would cross 70 miles of desert war zone in the thick of bitter winter to be with the human who showed him kindness? Marine Corps Major Brian Dennis christened the wild dog “Nubs,” after the little stubs of what used to be ears before someone had cut them off to make the animal “a dog of war.”

Go Ahead – Have A Ball!

For a snack that’s been around for thousands of years, popcorn never really got old – we munch on it at the movies, string fluffy kernels together to to decorate our Christmas trees, and continue to invent recipes to satisfy our cravings for something familiar yet new. Celebrate the granddaddy of snacks and the ghoulish season with this poppin’ recipe.

Free Concerts in the Park in Lakewood

August 2: Bring the entire family to enjoy the sounds of summer. Today, Stone Soul (R&B).

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