Articles Written By: Cindy Donnelly

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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…

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,…

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…

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