The South Bay area of Los Angeles includes the cities of Manhattan, Redondo and Hermosa Beach, Torrance, Palos Verdes, San Pedro, Lomita and the other surrounding areas. The South Bay is the original home of What’s Up For Kids, and I have lived here since childhood.
Just in time for the Holidays, Silver Dolphin Publishing's new series of novelty books-plus under the Smithsonian brand: the Young Explorers series. Created in collaboration with curators of the Smithsonian’s museums, this new series of fact-filled titles the bring together science and history for children ages 6 and up who are interested in the world around them—past, present, and future. Each Young Explorersnap-shut suitcase comes complete with a 32-page fact book, a large fold-out poster, and 130-piece 24” x 18” floor puzzle. The series is perfect for the fall back-to-school shelves and a great gift for the holidays at an affordable $18.95, and are the perfect activity kits for the young explorer on the go.
The Nutcracker is a beloved holiday classic for many families. Pacific Dance Center in Redondo Beach, has created a unique opportunity for children aged 8-11 to experience The Nutcracker in a whole new way – to actually join the production – even if they have never danced before! Artistic Director, Linden McPherson has recreated the angel scene to include children with limited or no dance training. It is her hope to open the world of dance to those who might not otherwise have had the chance before. “So often, if children have not been taking lessons at a studio by this age, many doors start to close on them – Here at Pacific Dance Center, we are trying to reopen those doors.” Participating in Pacific Dance Center’s spectacular production of The Nutcracker is a delightful experience that will create treasured memories for a lifetime.
Wet-Nap® began with the vision of Nice-Pak Products, Inc. founder, Arthur Julius, who created the very first Wet-Nap® cloth in his 2500-square-foot loft in lower Manhattan in 1957 using a converted soup portioning machine. Julius believed that wet wipes were the optimal delivery system for cleaning and hygiene – far superior to the normal towel and soap method – and that there was a real need to clean hands before and after eating in restaurants. This belief drove him to introduce Wet-Nap® at the National Restaurant Show in 1960, and in 1963 start selling Wet-Nap® products to Colonel Sanders for use in his KFC restaurants.