Articles Written By: Cindy Donnelly

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BADA Board Portable Work Surface for Kids and Parents

BADA Board Portable Work Surface for Kids and Parents

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WUFK_Summer Travel_Photo_BadaBoardsA must have for family travel is the BADA BOARD. BADA BOARDS are personal desktops that enable users to create work spaces just about anywhere. They are light and fold in half to a size that can easily be tucked in a back pack. They can be used in airports, cars, tents, the classroom, meetings (anywhere you need a surface to work on while on the go!) Made in the U.S.A. from durable 35% recycled material, BADA BOARDS are sturdy enough to hold a laptop, notebook or tablet. The curved travel desktop fits snugly in a lap or on a flat surface and is available in an array of photographic and artistic designs, using soy based ink and child-safe glue.

May Baskets—A Sweet Surprise!

May Baskets—A Sweet Surprise!

Looking for a fun family activity with an element of service and surprise? May baskets are a charming way to celebrate the coming of spring while spreading a little joy to friends and neighbors. Plus, kids of all ages can enjoy this activity! The concept is simple: on May 1st, the giver leaves a small…

Spotlight on AquaSurf Camp

Spotlight on AquaSurf Camp

You may have met members of the AquaSurf Summer Camp team at the What’s Up for Kids Family Expo and Camp Fair in March.  This year, AquaSurf is expanding their camp program to the South Bay and we asked them to share a little about what kids and parents can expect when they sign up for…

Spotlight On South Bay Kids Connection

Spotlight On South Bay Kids Connection

If you attended the What’s Up for Kids Expo in March, you may have met the people behind South Bay Kids Connection, a new program in the South Bay focusing on social skills. We thought this program is something many parents would be interested in learning more about, so we asked Diana Cortese, South Bay…

Healthy Family Recipe: Rosemary Chicken

Healthy Family Recipe: Rosemary Chicken

Editor’s Note: I am so pleased to introduce a new column to What’s Up for Kids which will include Healthy Family Recipes from a local South Bay dietitian. We hope this helps families find a few new healthy recipes to help with that endless question, “What’s For Dinner?”  Rosemary Chicken: Serves (at least) 4 Tip: Prep…

Easter Basket Options that are Good for your Child’s Teeth!!

Easter Basket Options that are Good for your Child’s Teeth!!

When I was growing up the Easter Basket was strictly sugary treats with a giant chocolate bunny as the centerpiece. Now days parents have a lot of non-food choices that still delight a child. We have suggested books, toys and now fun oral care products from Firefly are a great option, too!

MiO Wooden Playsets, the Perfect Summer Travel Toys for Preschoolers

MiO Wooden Playsets, the Perfect Summer Travel Toys for Preschoolers

Whenever traveling with children, I always find it helpful to have small, imaginative toys that kids can play with while waiting in airports, camping, playing at grandma’s house or in a hotel room. New locations can spark a child’s imagination, so a toy that can complement that is a bonus! Manhattan Toy Company’s award winning…

Spotlight on Spanish In Action

Spotlight on Spanish In Action

Did you know there is a great place in Manhattan Beach for kids ages 3 and a half to 10 years old where they can learn Spanish in a fun and engaging way? We recently had a chance to talk with Maria Ure, owner and director of Spanish in Action to share a little information…

Book Review: This Book Is Magic by Ashley Evanson

Book Review: This Book Is Magic by Ashley Evanson

Some books are so fun to read with little kids it’s like magic! This Book is Magic created by Ashley Evanson, is an adorable, interactive picture book that will definitely amaze pre-school kids and adults alike. The author and illustrator of the vivid and stylish Hello, World series, will completely astound you, and have your…

2017 Whale of a Day!

2017 Whale of a Day!

March is often the peak of the Gray Whale migration, with large numbers of whales including mother and calves passing the Palos Verdes coastline. Come out and celebrate with a free family friendly festival on the ground of the Point Vicente Interpretive Center! Although the event and parking is free and most activities are free,…

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