Articles Written By: Cindy Donnelly

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Book Review: Shine!

Book Review: Shine!

Most of us have wished upon a star for something that seems out of reach, but when you’re a little sea star and what you want is to shine with the stars that twinkle in the sky, what do you do? Shine! the latest book by Patrick McDonnel, Caldecott winning creator of Me…Jane, Tek, and…

New National Wildlife Federation Cougars of LA Trading Cards

New National Wildlife Federation Cougars of LA Trading Cards

Ever since I was a kid, I have been fascinated by mountain lions. I always read with great interest about human encounters with this elusive cat.  Like many in the Los Angeles area, I tune in to news stories about our local mountain lions and their struggles to survive in an increasingly urban setting.  So…

Spotlight On Learn To Surf LA Surf Camp

Spotlight On Learn To Surf LA Surf Camp

Living in Southern California we are fortunate to be able to go to the beach year round. For our kids, learning how to surf, along with mastering ocean skills allows full enjoyment of our local beaches.  Learn to Surf LA offers surf camps in the South Bay and Santa Monica from beginning to advanced levels.…

Spotlight On South Bay Eco Kids Nature Camp

Spotlight On South Bay Eco Kids Nature Camp

South Bay Eco Kids Nature Camp is the first camp of its kind in the South Bay! You may have met the camp director and founder Kathleen Jacecko at this year’s What’s Up for Kids Expo in March. We asked her to share a little about her new program taking place at Wilderness Park in Redondo…

Spotlight on PV Kids’ Corner Summer Day Camp

Spotlight on PV Kids’ Corner Summer Day Camp

You may have met staff from PV Kids’ Corner Summer Day Camp at the What’s Up For Kids Expo in March.  We asked them to let us know a little more about more about their Summer Day Camp programs in Palos Verdes. 1. Tell us a little about your camp. PV Kids’ Corner Summer Day…

Eco Friendly Baby Rattle Perfect for Summer Travel!

Eco Friendly Baby Rattle Perfect for Summer Travel!

Beautiful Rattles that are Award Winning and Natural, Sustainable and Recycled from the Meiya And Alvin Collection by Great Pretenders. What’s Up for Kids received two adorable rattles to review. The Alvin The Elephant and Meiya The Mouse Soft Rattle Toys are both suitable to give as a new baby gift and are the kind…

Tips for sun protection

Tips for sun protection

May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month.    Here are a few tips to protect your family from the sun provided by Dr. Pascucci, a dermatologist at the UCLA Health Office in Redondo Beach. 

BADA Board Portable Work Surface for Kids and Parents

BADA Board Portable Work Surface for Kids and Parents

A 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…

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…

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