Articles Written By: Cindy Donnelly

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Book Review: Penguin Problems

Book Review: Penguin Problems

Problems, we all have them, and in today’s social landscape it’s all too easy to fall into the habit of complaining as a way to both stand apart from the crowd and bond in collective misery. It’s only human to be disagreeable, or is it? {pages} a bookstore presents Penguin Problems, a collaboration from author…

Autumn in the South Bay and Southern California

Autumn in the South Bay and Southern California

Colorful leaves, chilly nights, cozy sweaters, the last harvest of the year…are signs of a delightful autumn that is happening nowhere near the South Bay. We do have our own hallmarks of fall, though, even if they don’t show up in the Pottery Barn Kids catalog. Here are four local signs of autumn to share…

How can I help my child eat healthier?

How can I help my child eat healthier?

By encouraging healthy eating habits at a young age, parents can impact their child’s lifelong relationship with food and help them grow into healthy adults. Healthy eating can impact a child’s energy, mood, mind and overall health. There are several easy steps parents can take to encourage and instill good eating habits.

Spotlight on Music Rhapsody in Redondo Beach

Spotlight on Music Rhapsody in Redondo Beach

Editor’s Note: Music Rhapsody has been in the South Bay for over 30 years! What’s Up for Kids wanted to find out more about their successful program and asked them to share a little about what makes their program unique. For children, music is as natural as breathing. The trick is to nurture it, develop…

The Goodie Gusher keeps the party FUN!

The Goodie Gusher keeps the party FUN!

We all have seen those piñata disaster videos on America’s Funniest Home Videos on TV, but no one actually wants anyone to get hurt at their child’s birthday party.  When we heard about The Goodie Gusher, we thought it sounded like the perfect solution!!

Back to School Back Packs for the Little Ones from Stephen Joseph

Back to School Back Packs for the Little Ones from Stephen Joseph

What’s Up for Kids received some samples of Stephen Joseph back packs to review.  Right away were impressed with the cute designs and the size, which was perfect for the preschool aged child.  When the big kids are all going back to school, the little ones want their own special back pack, too! Since 1981,…

Book Review: On Bird Hill

Book Review: On Bird Hill

Following in the footsteps of Jane Yolen’s highly acclaimed OWL MOON, winner of the prestigious Caldecott Award, ON BIRD HILL is a beautiful picture book fancifully illustrated by renowned artist Bob Marstall. The book is the first in a new Jane Yolen series created especially for the Cornel Lab of Ornithology, the leading authority on…

Book Review: Kid Artist: True Tales of Childhood

Book Review: Kid Artist: True Tales of Childhood

Summer is when young readers’ creative juices are high. It’s a time when pillow forts are mandatory, art classes abound, and reading is for pleasure. All month {pages} a bookstore is celebrating that creativity by featuring Kid Artists: True Tales of Childhood, the third collaboration of the popular non-fiction middle grade series from author David…

Watermelon Juice to beat the Heat

Watermelon Juice to beat the Heat

Did you know that July 24th is National Drink Watermelon Day?  With the hottest weeks of summer coming up, try new ways to enjoy a summer favorite. Many more fun and delicious recipes can be found at the Watermelon Board website and Facebook page provided below. Watermelon Juice A great snack that will help you…

Protect Your Child from Heat-Related Illnesses

Protect Your Child from Heat-Related Illnesses

Children are at risk for heat-related illnesses when exposed to heat and humidity without proper hydration. What is a heat illness? When your child’s body produces too much heat (e.g., running vigorously) or is unable to cool down when exposed to intensive heat (e.g., sitting in a hot car with the windows rolled up), it…

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