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Best Mountains for Snow Play Near LA & OC

January 6, 2022 11:22 am Published by Leave your thoughts

UPDATED FOR WINTER 2022What’s one of the best things about living in Southern California? We can go from the beach to the mountains in just a couple of hours! If you’re looking to for a snowy winter in sunny SoCal, look no further. We’ve rounded up the best mountains for snow play near Los Angeles… View Article

132+ Halloween Events in Southern California

October 14, 2021 6:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A spooktacular Halloween is creeping up, and we’ve got the ultimate list of Halloween happenings in SoCal! From pumpkin patches to haunted mazes to trick-or-treating, this year’s Halloween is better than ever! Friendly Reminder: We’re working really hard to make sure all event information is accurate, but please confirm all details with the event organizer… View Article

Giveaway: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

July 6, 2021 10:04 pm Published by 7 Comments

South Coast Repertory is excited to partner with Mission San Juan Capistrano to present a family-friendly, world-class theatre production under the stars. Win a Family 4-Pack of premium tickets to see You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown on Saturday, July 24 at 7:30pm.

Summer Reading Programs for Kids to Get Free Stuff

June 17, 2021 12:28 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Reading is one of the most important things kids can do during the summer. We rounded up some of the coolest summer reading programs from Barnes & Noble, LA Dodgers, Chuck E. Cheese, and your public library! They’re giving away awesome things to motivate your kids to read—did we mention free pizza?

The Coolest New Things at SoCal Theme Parks

June 10, 2021 10:21 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Avengers Campus at Disneyland California Adventure Team up with the Avengers and explore a campus created for the next generation of super heroes! Help wrangle Spider-Bots in the new ride WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure, explore the ruins of the Ancient Sanctum, watch Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in Avengers Headquarters, eat size-defying foods at Pym Test… View Article

Let the Summer Ed-venture Begin at Fairmont!

May 10, 2021 9:46 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Looking to keep your kids curious, challenged, and connected this summer? Then look no further than Fairmont’s award-winning summer programs, which offer a full line-up of educational programming for every age group—all within a safe environment which follows rigorous COVID protocols.

The District at Tustin Legacy is Going Gold!

April 30, 2021 1:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Throughout the month of May, The District at Tustin Legacy is “Going Gold for Pediatric Cancer Research!” Stop by The Warrior Wall in The Promenade, then follow the yellow ribbons to the Fountain of Hope, lit up gold at night to spread awareness. Don’t forget to stop by Nothing Bundt Cakes for Sparkle Hats & Poms Bundtinis—20% of sales goes directly to pediatric cancer research.

Family-Friendly Events We’re Excited About This Month

April 29, 2021 12:17 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

May 2021 TASTE: Strawberry at The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS, NOW – MAY 23: This is designed for families to enjoy an immersive experience of art, music, flavor, and fun. Follow the strawberry’s journey as you learn, play and taste your way through three multi-sensory stations. After visiting each station,… View Article

The Education They Deserve Without the Price Tag

April 28, 2021 10:26 am Published by Leave your thoughts

At Downey Unified, students are thriving and highly motivated to reach their goals thanks to 21st-century learning principles, high-tech programs, and a positive but challenging learning environment. Discover all the educational opportunities Downey Unifiedhas to offer. Now accepting applications for children who live outside the Downey Unified boundaries.

Alpert JCC Now Booking Private Swim Lessons!

April 9, 2021 9:30 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Alpert JCC teaches each student to swim with confidence using a 9-step swim program created by the American Red Cross that will keep them safe in and around the water. All instructors are Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructors. Mention KIDSGUIDE for free registration!

CSArts Academy Now Enrolling for Summer In-Person and Virtual Arts Classes

April 7, 2021 6:55 am Published by Leave your thoughts

CSArts Academy is back in-person and online this summer! Aspiring artists are invited to enroll in exciting, enriching CSArts Academy classes hosted by Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA). CSArts Academy allows students to explore their creativity and learn fundamental skills in visual arts, music, voice, dance, culinary arts, film and television, and much more! 

City of Long Beach Offers Low-Cost, Afterschool Program

March 18, 2021 2:41 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

City of Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine’s Afterschool Program is dedicated to providing youth ages 5-12 a safe, fun, healthy and positive atmosphere. Participants will enjoy recreational activities and homework help while practicing social distancing and other guidelines set forth by the CDC.

Orange Tier: What’s Open or Opening Soon for Kids in Southern California?

March 16, 2021 2:04 pm Published by 1 Comment

Now that LA and Orange Counties are officially in Red Tier, many of your favorite family-friendly places have been given the green light (or, red light?) to reopen at limited capacities. But, just because these places can open, doesn’t mean they will right away.  Here’s the latest reopening updates from your favorite SoCal family destinations.

Fairmont Students THRIVE in the Midst of COVID!

March 4, 2021 2:03 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you are part of the 89% of California parents who are concerned that your child has fallen behind during the pandemic, perhaps it’s time to consider Fairmont Schools. Join Fairmont Schools for their preschool – 8th grade virtual Open House events to learn about their academic program, and the social and emotional support their nurturing community provides.

Top 10 Tips Before Going to a Drive-In Movie

March 4, 2021 9:30 am Published by 1 Comment

Drive-in theaters may be a thing of the past, but they’re the modern-day solution to help us maintain social distancing while still enjoying a night out to the movies! Here’s out top 10 tips you need to know before visiting a drive-in.

Get Your Picture Taken with Santa at Mt. High

December 11, 2020 9:22 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Tis the season for winter cheer and there is no better place to find it than the Yeti’s Snow Play at Mountain High. Have your picture taken with Santa and the Yeti FREE from 12pm-2pm with the purchase of any tubing or snow play activity. Now open WEEKENDS from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

City of Long Beach Offers Winter Camps at Local Parks

December 2, 2020 10:23 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The City of Long Beach will offer programs to safely engage youth during the upcoming winter break. The programs will adhere to lower staff-to-camper ratios and other enhanced safety protocols. Programs include Winter Camps (ages 5-12), Teen Programs, and Winter Break Workshops at El Dorado Nature Center (ages 5-8).

23 Genius Ways to Make Reading Fun for Kids!

September 1, 2020 10:19 am Published by 31 Comments

Looking for ways to motivate your kids to read more? You could try using the traditional flashlight under the covers, but take it up a notch and use finger lights or a head lamp! Start a family book club, or have the kids record their own audiobook. Lots of ideas here!

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