Archives for March 2017

Personalogy Family Fun Giveaway April 2017 Terms and Conditions

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. 1. Promotion Description: The 'Personalogy Family Fun, The Laugh Out Loud Discovery Game for the Whole Family' ("Sweepstakes") begins on 03/31/2017 at 12:00 AM (Pacific Time (US & Canada)) and ends on 04/30/2017 at 12:00 AM (Pacific Time (US & Canada)) (the "Promotion Period"). By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of LA Parent Magazine ("Sponsor"), which shall be final and binding in...

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Personalogy Family Fun Game Giveaway – For Friday Game Nights!

L.A. Parent is all about giving you fun ways to engage with your friends and children. Starting today, we're offering a fun way to get families talking each week in April, game-night style. For the next month, every Friday, we will encourage you to ask your children questions you may have never explored with the help of Personalogy Family Fun Edition, a new card game that's a conversation starter just for parents and kids ages 6-11. Tag us with family photos of your game night shenanigans, and enter for a chance to win one of five Personalogy Family Fun Edition games on our Rafflecopter giveaway...

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Autism’s First Film Fest Comes to L.A.

What would you do if someone offered you the use of a movie theater for a couple of days? If you’re Matt Asner, vice president of development for Autism Society of America, you put on a film festival. AutFest, the first film festival solely dedicated to the portrayal of autism in film and filmmakers on the spectrum, takes place April 22-23 at the AMC 30 in Orange. “I’ve always thought it would be a good idea to highlight films that celebrate autism in creative and sensitive ways,” says Asner. And being a veteran film and television producer, Asner knew he...

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7 Don’t-Miss Events For April

Love abelskivers, puppets and princesses? Want to take wing with the butterflies or celebrate kids from around the world? Or maybe cowboys and cats in hats are more your style. There’s something for every family this month, and our top picks won’t steer you wrong.

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SoCal High School Thespians Head to August Wilson Monologue Finals

On Feb. 26, playwright August Wilson’s name was evoked at the Academy Awards when Viola Davis won Best Supporting Actress for “Fences.” The following day, Wilson’s words were brought to life by a dozen Southern California high school students during the regional finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition, held at the Center Theatre Group on Temple Street. Now in its 10th year, AWMC is a free program where high school students in 10 U.S. cities learn and perform monologues from August Wilson’s plays. The top two finalists in each region go to New York City to compete in the...

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Arts, Ability and Imagination

Georgia O'Keeffe, the painter known as the “Mother of American Modernism,” once said, “I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way – things I had no words for.” O’Keeffe’s words say so much about art and what it can mean in one’s life. In Los Angeles, we celebrate inclusion in arts programs. Many children with disabilities are taking their first dance steps, performing in their first music videos and imagining their first film projects because of the amazing programs available in one of the most creative places on Earth. Meet The...

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Doc Talk: Tracking Progress Against Autism

Autism spectrum disorder is now estimated to impact one in every 68 children in the U.S. and anyone not affected by autism likely knows someone who is. Researchers have been working for decades to unlock its causes and find effective treatment. At the forefront of these efforts is the Center for Autism Research and Treatment at UCLA. Its director, Dan Geschwind, M.D., Ph.D., says we know much more about autism than we did just five or 10 years ago, and that now that the disorder has been recognized as a sizeable public-health problem there are hundreds, if not thousands, of...

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Power Rangers Cast Joins Yoobi to Donate School Supplies

This morning, the cast of Saban’s Power Rangers joined LA based school supplies company Yoobi in donating thousands of supplies to children at 116th Elementary School in Los Angeles. Yoobi, an innovative school, home, and office supplies company that gives back, lead the charge on the donation, kicking it off with an assembly featuring Yoobi’s Chief Giving Officer Justin Wolff, 116th Street Principal Tyra Henderson, and all five Power Rangers (Becky G, Dacre Montgomery, RJ Cyler, Naomi Scott and Ludi Lin) who completely surprised the assembly of hundreds of kids. The kids screamed as the Power Rangers came out and...

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5 Things To Think About On Your Summer Camp Search

You’re a proactive parent. You want your kids to go to camp this summer and have a great time. And unless you’re already planning on booking them at the same amazing camp they loved last summer, that means doing a little homework. As you check out various camps, you’ll need to check all the usual boxes. You want safe camp facilities, well-trained and experienced staff, program hours and location that fit your family’s needs and activities your child will enjoy. Many camps will offer all of those things. Beyond that, how should you direct your search? Here are tips from...

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Five Tips for Addressing Your Child’s Learning Difference

With California public schools ranking the lowest in the nation for student-teacher ratio –an average of 24-to-1 compared with the national average of 16-to-1 – it can be difficult for teachers to hone in on the needs of each student. This is especially true for students with learning differences, but one critical element can help yield greater success: family involvement. Intervention should not be left solely to educators. Collaboration involving educators, specialists, administrators and family members yields the greatest results. Whether you are a parent, caregiver, older sibling or other loved one, the following tips will keep you proactively involved...

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