For the Littles: Noah’s Ark Virutally

One of LA’s favorite destinations for children has always been The Skirball’s Noah’s Ark exhibit. With puppets created from recycled material and a journey that starts with a storm, allows children to cavort in the ark’s shelter and emerge into …

1.27.21

Wide Open School

Where to go for learning help, virtual field trips, and life skills during the pandemic.
1.23.21

Climate Crisis: From the Mouth of Babes and Nonagenarians

Urgent calls from Greta Thunberg and Sir David Attenborough
1.3.21

Making Your Own Ice Cream

The one staple of our pandemic diet has been ice cream. As the evening news gets more horrifying, a few scoops of creamy comfort helps numb my rising anxiety.  After the waves of obsessive Cpvid-baking (banana bread, sourdough starter, pizza, …

7.11.20

Digital Summer Camp with Children’s Authors

Excellent resources for summer activities from children's book authors and illustrators
7.10.20

Common Sense Parenting Webinars: Lisa Damour + Cara Natterson 5/20/20

Over at Common Sense, we’ve been talking with experts from the field of medicine and psychology who can help put the quarantine and Covid-19 in a bit of perspective for all of us who are struggling with parenting during the …

5.19.20

Fantastic Fungi

Entertaining nature doc
4.30.20

Covid Coping: Top Picks for Online Museum Resources for Families

It’s hard to sort through all the many resources on line, so why not start with a few of our best museums in the US. Here, curated for kids, are some choices for activities which are active and creative.

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4.25.20

Emma : Streaming and Purely Delightful

The new Emma, released to streaming platforms because of the COVID-19 virus, is a pure delight and a must-see for the family. And for romantics and Jane Austen fans. Doesn’t that just about cover all of us?

Backing up, with …

4.3.20