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Q&A: Chef Teri from Chef Tech Cooking School

January 25, 2024 11:36 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Meet Chef Teri! She’s the owner and chef of Chef Tech Cooking School in Long Beach, California. Chef Teri is an award-winning pastry chef, head chef, and recipe formulator. She’s been working in professional kitchens and hosting cooking classes for over 25 years!

Experience Gift Ideas for Kids

November 17, 2023 4:10 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Looking to gift a fun experience this year? Here’s a list of 40+ ideas! From cooking classes and art lessons to specialty tours and memberships to your favorite family places — it’s gonna be a fun holiday season!

Back-to-School Tips & Tricks!

August 9, 2023 5:17 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Learn how to get your kids talking about their school day, find ideas for after school activities, homework station inspiration, focus strategies for schoolwork, ways to make reading fun, and what you can say to help kids feel their best.

16 End-of-Summer Fairs & Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss!

July 27, 2023 1:34 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Step right up and join in on the festive farewell to summer! August is a whirlwind of nostalgic fairs and cultural festivals. Celebrate history and heritage, explore different cultures, fly kites, or how about a fun-filled day surrounded by Frenchies? Don’t miss these events that’ll make the last days of summer unforgettable.

National Night Out Events Near Long Beach & Orange County

July 21, 2023 8:34 am Published by Leave your thoughts

National Night Out is a designated evening when communities across the nation come together to encourage a safe neighborhood. It’s celebrated every year on the first Tuesday of August. Meet local police officers, firefighters, public safety team, and even their four-legged colleagues including K9s and horses.

Need a Pool Day? Get a Day Pass to these Hotels!

July 18, 2023 1:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Need a pool day to cool down? Or maybe you don’t want to deal with massive water parks? These local Southern California hotels offer a day pass to use amenities including pools, spas, beach access, and even fitness facilities that are normally reserved for hotel guests!

2023 4th of July Events in LA & Orange County

June 26, 2023 1:24 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

4th of July events in Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Cerritos, Cypress, Dana Point, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Mirada, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Lakewood, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Los Angeles, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Pasadena, Rancho Palos Verdes, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Tustin, Yorba Linda, and more!

Kidsguide Summer Issue 2023

May 30, 2023 2:51 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Kidsguide is doing what we do best: giving you information on hundreds of activities to make this summer memorable plus, combining it with the weird, wacky, and gross stuff we know your kids will love!

Holiday Shows & Performances 2022

December 6, 2022 12:53 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Nothing beats being part of a live audience in a live show! This holiday season, enjoy classics like A Christmas Carol and The Nutcracker or try something different like Fancy Nancy’s Splendiferous Christmas or The Wonderful Winter of Oz!

Kidsguide Fall/Winter 2022-23

November 3, 2022 2:17 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

We’ve dug deep into learning about your favorite kid-friendly attractions, scoured the corners of the web, and chatted with parents who’ve been there, done that – to bring you an issue full of insider tips!

Non-Halloween Events Happening in October

October 11, 2022 12:28 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Looking for non-Halloween family fun? No worries, Kidsguide has you covered! There’s lots of events happening this month including new exhibits, live shows based off your favorite children’s books, fairs, festivals, and even free aircraft flights for kids!

4th of July Scavenger Hunt

June 21, 2022 2:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Take a stroll around the neighborhood and see how many patriotic things your kids can find! Going out of town? Take this scavenger hunt on the road to keep kids busy during the car ride.

Don’t Miss the California Poppy Festival!

April 21, 2022 3:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The California Poppy Festival is the City of Lancaster’s annual celebration of California’s state flower. This 3-day event honors the beauty of the poppy with live entertainment, amusement park rides, displays, festival food, live animal exhibits, and countless activities for all ages.

Must-See Family Holiday Performances

December 3, 2021 3:37 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

There’s something about being in the audience of a live performance that makes the holiday season extra special. Here’s a round up of holiday shows, musicals, and plays showing all around Southern California. We’re also including all-time favorites, A Christmas Carol and The Nutcracker.

5 Ways to Prepare Kids for Daylight Saving Time

November 4, 2021 12:08 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Fall back, spring forward, get an hour, lose an hour — no matter what time of the year it is, a Daylight Saving Time Sunday is bound to feel “off.” Here’s some tips to help ease the transition and avoid sleep-deprived meltdowns (from kids or parents), long school days, and routine changes.

Kidsguide Fall/Winter 2021

October 11, 2021 10:54 am Published by 2 Comments

This issue contains the top goodies we’ve found that make parenting easier, kids (and parents) happier, life better. Plus, we’re backing it up with 161 fun outing ideas to have in your pocket, along with a list of people and organizations that can help when you need it.

35 After School Activities

August 19, 2021 12:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Looking for ways to keep your kids engaged after school? We’ve got you covered! And we’re not just talkin sports—here’s a whole list of ideas you can do at home or within your neighborhood.

Top 10 Reasons for Kids to Join a Chorus

August 4, 2021 12:22 pm Published by 1 Comment

Does your child love to sing? Have them try singing in a choir or chorus! Stan DeWitt, Executive Director of the Long Beach Youth Chorus, talks to us about the positive impact choral singing has on kids and teens. He also answers your most frequently asked questions.