Kids + News Research from Common Sense Media

Common Sense has just released new research on Kids and News. The report is designed for parents, teachers, and policymakers support kids in a 21st-century world, where finding, identifying, evaluating, and using information effectively will be critical.
3.8.17

Griffith Park Hikes & Bronson Caves

If you live on the Westside, it's easy to get complacent about all the wonderful hiking available in the Santa Monica Mountains, which affords plenty of butt-kicking ascents to views of Catalina, as well as easy access off Sunset Boulevard. But, if you're willing to drive east for some new vistas, there is much to explore - especially in Griffith Park, where the network of hiking trails above Bronson Canyon offer amazing 360 degree views of Los Angeles and the Valley.
3.1.17

Your Culture To-Do List: February 2017

Happy February – Valentine’s Day and the Academy Awards (Sunday, February 26) makes for a culture-rich month. Here is a round up of what looks interesting to us this month:

#1 Pick for Valentine’s Day 

Our friends at Street Food …

1.31.17

Museums Free-For-All: Sunday, January 29, 2017

This Sunday, 1/29/17. over thirty museums around Los Angeles will open their doors for free. Of course, it's tricky to fit a museum visit into your jam-packed weekend, but it's easier to pop in and pop out quickly when you're not paying a hefty entrance fee for the family. Try dropping by for a quick visit - to see something specific - and your kids might be more interested in doing it again soo
1.26.17

What to Watch on a Rainy CA Weekend

Seems like a perfect weekend to watch movies, given the darkening skies and chilly air. Great options on TV and the big screen.
1.6.17

Your Culture To Do List: January 2017

It's 2017 - and if one of your New Year's Resolutions is to be more organized about your family's cultural consumption, we've got your back. Here is a list of what we think looks interesting this month, from movies and plays, to museum shows and books.
1.2.17

Beyond the Aquarium: Long Beach Adventure (with Halloween perks!)

If you’re searching for a new weekend adventure with your kids, consider Long Beach. Normally, I only go when headed to the Aquarium or whale watching -- both of which are always fun. But two weeks ago we headed south for the Longines Master (a Grand Prix horse jumping event) and last weekend we set out to see a play at the International City Theater and took the time to discover the many wonders of Long Beach.
10.26.16

Digital Citizenship and Device Free Dinner

Learn how to raise kids who are savvy about their use of technology at school and at home, why we must all be upstanders (and not bystanders) when it comes to cyberbullying, and how to take Common Sense Media's #DeviceFreeDinner challenge.
10.19.16

Up Close and Personal: Butterfly Pavilion at the NHM

The Butterfly Pavilion is back at the Natural History Museum and great news: it’s new and improved — and open until October 16.  After that date, the new space will host creepy crawlies in time for the fall (Halloween) season.…

9.20.16