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Organize By the Book

Most kids have managed to collect a Barnes & Noble’s worth of books. They’re busting out of the bookshelf, tucked into drawers, bent open on nightstands and stacked in all four corners. When enough is enough, read our fun ideas for stashing ’em, swapping ’em or donating ’em.

Is Your Kid Dialed In?

Studies show that most tweens are now packing their own personal keypad, and your kid’s begging to be one of them. Is your kid old enough for a cell phone? Here’s what you should consider before making the big decision.

Passports to Fun!

Snag amusement park passes for your family this month and you can write “fun” on the calendar for the rest of 2012! Now’s the time to buy: many attractions are offering special deals exclusively for locals. Just show proof of Southern California residency and you’re in!

Kids Eat Free!

There are places where kids eat free almost every day of the week. Seriously! Even more than one choice of restaurants. It’s like happy-hours for kids! From Mexican food and hotdogs to BBQ and healthy salads, we’ve got you covered in the Kidsguide Kids Eat Free Page. Woohoo!

Rain, Rain, Come & Stay!

Don’t let stormy weather dampen your spirits. Button up your raincoat, slide on some galoshes and head outside with your kids for these rainy day rendezvous. Count worms, float a boat, challenge your kids to Soggy Soccer or…

A Kid-Friendly New Year’s

Who needs a champagne toast at midnight? Ring in 2012 family style with a long list of kid-friendly New Year’s Eve celebrations, with everything from ginger-ale toasts to noontime ball drops. You’ll have your happy sleepy-heads in bed by 9 p.m. Celebrations are everywhere, including downtown Fullerton, the Great Park in Irvine, the Children’s Museum at La Habra and more!

Do-It-Yourself Gifts

With a few simple supplies and a little creativity, your kids can create one-of-a-kind holiday gifts for coffee lovers, bookworms, desk jockeys, sweet tooths and other family and friends. With easy instructions, get them all wrapped up in an afternoon.

Gingerbread Make-Overs

Take a break from holiday shopping and start a sweet-and-sticky tradition this week by building a gingerbread house with your kids. Whether you have 20 minutes or all day to play, you’ll frost your way to some finger-licking fun with our kid-friendly tips, tricks, recipes and decorating ideas. Keep reading to start your creation.

Anything-but-Black Friday

Conquering the crowds to scout out Black Friday deals may be your idea of fun, but it probably isn’t your kid’s. Treat your offspring to some day-after-Thanksgiving revelry while you shop, with these local offerings that include a Shop and Drop Day Camp, hourly drop-off childcare and lots more.

Gobble Up Some Fun!

With all the shopping and cooking, it’s no wonder kids can get lost in the turkey trot we call Thanksgiving. But with a little planning this week, you can make sure your little ones have just as much fun as you do on the biggest family holiday of them all.

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