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2018 Holiday Gift Guide

2018 Holiday Gift Guide

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Below are a few items we selected to feature in our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide.  This year, our focus is on family fun. We particularly love that no batteries required for any of this year’s favorites!!

We loved this first item because the Holidays are precious time for families, a time when childhood memories are made. One guest who can make Holiday 2017 even better is My Gnome On The Roam who arrives in a packed suitcase. Everyone around the table can partake in new and exciting kid-friendly adventures without leaving the neighborhood! Even better, make him a part of your 2018 resolutions to spend more quality time together!! Dedicate 15 minutes to putting the digital distractions away and have a family adventure with your gnome, write down your experiences in the special journal which comes in a cute suitcase along with your gnome, My Gnome on the Roam ® book and magic pen. Let your child decorate the gnome, you can check out the exclusive adventure app with ideas for 15 minute adventures for busy families!! The Gnome Suticase Kit is for ages 3+ and retails for $29.97 and is available online at MyGnomeOnTheRoam.com and at independent toy & gift stores.

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…

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…

Junior Ranger Programs

Junior Ranger Programs

If your family has visited a National Park, State Park or even some County and City Parks, you may have heard about Junior Ranger Programs. These are a great way for kids to connect more to the park they are visiting. Many National Parks offer a Junior Ranger Program for kids 4 – 12 years…

2016 What’s Up for Kids Family Expo and Camp Fair

2016 What’s Up for Kids Family Expo and Camp Fair

What’s Up for Kids has been busy planning our 19th annual What’s Up for Kids Family Expo and Camp Fair, and it is finally here! Saturday, April 9th, 2016 come out to the Torrance Cultural Arts Center from 10am to 3pm and enjoy this fun family event with lots of unique and fun hands on…

2016 WHALE OF A DAY CELEBRATION

2016 WHALE OF A DAY CELEBRATION

The 32nd annual “Whale of a Day” celebration will take place on Saturday, March 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the grounds of the Point Vicente Interpretive Center. Co-Sponsored by Los Serenos de Point Vicente and the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, admission is free. Join us for this family friendly event as…

Ginger Crinkles

Ginger Crinkles

Here is a fun and easy recipe from Alison Allen (mom of 2) for Ginger Crinkles that kids can help with in the kitchen.  Let them roll the dough in sugar and arrange on the baking sheet for fun winter activity.

Monkey’s Up The Flip’em, Switch’em, and Steal’em Game

Monkey’s Up The Flip’em, Switch’em, and Steal’em Game

Monkey’s Up is the game that will have you going bananas!  Players compete to get the best score by flipping, switching, and stealing monkeys.  Each monkey has a value hidden under its feet that is only revealed when flipped.  Victory will come to the player who switches, steals and flips the best. You will find…

Getty Villa…with Kids!

Getty Villa…with Kids!

Our family loves to go to The Getty Center. With the outdoor gardens and kid activities scattered throughout, we always have fun. I had been a little hesitant to go to The Getty Villa in Malibu because I was not sure if there was enough to keep little ones engaged if they were not enjoying…

22nd Annual Seal Day Celebration

22nd Annual Seal Day Celebration

Come out and support Southern California’s Marine Mammals! Enjoy Food and Drinks, Live Music, Acitivities, Local Retailers and Vendors, Information Booths, Guest Speakers and Great Raffle Items!  Pet Adoptions from Local Animal Rescues. Free Movie Screening, show times at 12pm and 3pm.  You can sponsor a Seal or Sea Lion for Seal Day! With $20…

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