Beat the Heat! Late summer films for all ages

We got a sneak peek of a charming new film last week, and recommend that you spend a few hours of magic with The Odd Life of Timothy Green. The latest offering from Peter Hedges (About a Boy) is not only a heartwarming family film but, in a timely way, also glorifies the season of Autumn. From start to finish, the movie features richly turning leaves, gardens ready for harvest, and costumes in warm browns and reds. Instead of focusing on the tasks of school ahead, your child might be distracted by the fun and beauty of Fall.

8.14.12

Things to Do With Kids in LA: A day in DTLA

What’s a family to do when vacation is a distant memory, camps are done and there are TWO HOT weeks of summer left?

We suggest exploring a new part of town! Once school starts, traffic and homework will take precedence …

8.13.12

ZAMFEST – an arts festival produced by TFS Subscriber Paul Kim

ZAMFEST was started last year by a local dad, who had worked on Coachella and other adult festivals and recognized the need for something equally cool and expansive for kids. Paul Kim, whose daughter Zoe was admittedly his chief inspiration, …

8.8.12

Significant Objects: The Spell of Still Life at the Norton Simon Museum

The words “still life” and “family-friendly” don’t often find themselves in the same sentence, however the cleverly-curated show at the Norton Simon Museum might change your notion of what kids find intriguing. With bugs and butterflies, Breugel and Picasso and …

7.29.12

It’s time to Watch: London 2012 Olympics

Every two years, the Olympics offer a spectacular chance to watch a lot of television and not feel particularly guilty about it.  We could spend every waking moment of a gloriously extended fortnight getting caught up in the drama of …

7.25.12

Things to Do with Kids in LA: Physics Forest at Kidspace

Pasadena’s 33 year-old Kidspace Museum is already impressive, with its interactive exhibits encouraging younger children to climb and explore their way to learning. With the brand new Robert & Mary Galvin Physics Forest, older elementary-aged kids now have a …

7.16.12

Things to Do with Kids in LA: Cakemix

If you’re familiar with Color Me Mine, the you-paint-it, they-fire-it ceramics studio, you’ll love the experience at Duff’s Cakemix. Even if you haven’t been to a place where you create your own masterpiece, Cakemix is a great place to start. …

7.16.12

Things to Do with Kids In LA: The Getty Center’s Garden Concerts for Kids

You know it is full-on summer when the Getty’s outdoor kid concerts begin, bringing high quality musical acts for kids from across the country, each weekend in August. Bring some friends, bring a picnic and be prepared to wiggle! Click …

7.12.12

Things to Do with kids in LA: Outdoor Screenings this Summer

Forget your Hulu and Roku and all those crazy devices you’re using to watch classic films — all you really have to do is head out into town and it’s a sure thing that you’ll find an outdoor screening that …

7.7.12