The Kidsguide Blog

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

Discounted Fun at the Fair!

The OC Fair officially opens on Friday, July 15th and you know your kids will be asking to go during it’s month-long stay. And, we know you would love some tips on making it a “Fair-ly” cheap experience. Marla Jo Fisher, a staff writer for the Orange County Register, has compiled an awesome list on how to do this.

Kids Bowl Free!

When the weather heats up, what could be better than a game of bowling in an air-conditioned cavern? A free game of bowling! Sign up now for the Kids Bowl Free program.


Happy Birthday America!

Nothing marks the beginning of summer quite like a Fourth of July celebration. This week Kidsguide will help you find the best places to honor our country’s independence. Team Kidsguide has put together an easy-to-use Fireworks Guide for 2011; giving you a list of Fourth of July festivals and fireworks shows that are sure to make your celebration complete.


Welcome To Our New Site!

Over here at Kidsguide, we like change. And, as you can see we’ve totally embraced it with our new site. We invite you to poke around and explore the new features: The Blog, where we introduce cool things weekly; The Calendar, an easy-to-use format that lets you find events by date; and The Directory, the ultimate A to Z guide for family resources.


Got Yummy Milk?

Hot summer days equal cool summer drinks. Two-time national barista champ, Heather Perry, has teamed up with GOT MILK to create creative, calcium-rich recipes to make with your kids! We’re talking pure deliciousness: Red Velvet Frappes, Tiramisu Shakes and Honey Bee Lattes! Get your free recipe booklet. Enjoy!


Kidsguide: 2009-10

Kidsguide gets small! The theme for fall/winter was “Big Things in a New Small Issue,” and that is just what we did. The book was trimmed down to an 8 x 11 size––making it more convenient to put in your purse or glove box. Fall/winter’s cover was done by Lee White, illustrator for books such […]


Kidsguide 2008-09

This two issue set was illustrated by Brian Biggs, an incredibly talented illustrator, writer and accordion player living in Philadelphia. His work was featured on MoMA’s (New York’s Museum of Modern Art) website as an interactive museum tour for kids––that’s what initially caught our eye. The theme of spring/summer was a story editorial (our only), […]


Kidsguide: 2007-08

These illustrations were done by Kidsguide’s first international artist, Shane McGowen. Shane lives in Australia, but his artwork has been seen in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Sunday Times, plus lots of children’s books. Fall/winter was devoted to healthy living with editorial written by Sé Reed; the tips throughout the issue featured […]


Kidsguide: 2006-07

This set was illustrated by Ken Bowser, whose words and pictures have appeared in thousands of books, newspapers and periodicals. He also created the illustrations for our sister publication, Petsguide, and his daughter, an art student at the Ringling School of Art and Design, illustrated the cover of the 2009 Summer Calendar. Fall/winter’s theme was […]


Kidsguide: 2005-06

This two issue set was done by Jason Abbot, illustrator for several children’s books that included The Ravioli Kid: An Original Spaghetti Western and Rainy Day Music. Fall/winter was devoted to establishing family traditions; spring/summer was a celebration of our first 20 years with favorites and reader tips. This issue also marked over 1 million […]


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