Articles Written By: Cindy Donnelly

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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,…

Spotlight On TGA Premier Sports Camps

Spotlight On TGA Premier Sports Camps

Make this summer fun and memorable with week-long TGA Premier Sports Camps for boys and girls ages 5 to 17! As camp season approaches, What’s Up for Kids is spotlighting summer camp programs. This week we are pleased to share more about TGA Premier Sports Camps. We asked program director, Kiara Williams, to share with our…

Book Review: My Mindful Book of ABC’s

Book Review: My Mindful Book of ABC’s

What’s Up for Kids received a copy of My Mindful Book of ABC’s by Kathy Walsh and illustrated by Clare Wassermann. This charming book full of rich colorful illustrations gives children positive thoughts for each letter and strives to teach little ones the alphabet while exposing them to the many mindful tools to lead a…

Spotlight on Rolling Hills Country Day School Summer Camps

Spotlight on Rolling Hills Country Day School Summer Camps

As camp season approaches, What’s Up for Kids is spotlighting summer camp programs. This week we are pleased to share more about Rolling Hills Country Day School Summer Camp. We asked camp director, Melissa Sandoval, to share with our readers a little about what parents and kids can expect this summer at RHCDS! Rolling Hills…

Cute Valentine Gift Ideas

Cute Valentine Gift Ideas

What’s Up For Kids had a chance to review two cute gift ideas for the Preschool and younger Elementary age child. Either of these would be a fun valentine or birthday gift!! Melissa Butterfly • Groovy Girls Ballerina: Melissa is a vision in a blue costume with a blue butterfly in her ballet bun. Traditional pink…

Spotlight on More Than Lessons

Spotlight on More Than Lessons

What’s Up for Kids recently had the opportunity to connect with Dana Bisignano of More Than Lessons  and find out a little more about the music instruction he offers for both children and adults. 1. Tell us a little about your program. I offer private instruction in piano, guitar, electric bass and songwriting for children…

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