Archives for March 2018

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#CampReady: For Summer and Beyond

Summer camp has obvious benefits for all children. For children with disabilities, though, those benefits seem particularly deep and profound, and can have a ripple effect through the entire family.   Lisa Tivens’ teenage son has attended Reid’s Gift, a camp for those ages 14-22 with a variety of challenges, for two years. Witnessing his participation has been powerful for her. “They tailor the program so that everyone feels wanted, important,” she says. “They have a sense of purpose. There was a lot of learning about being a member of the community, helping, being a part of a group. And he’s...

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Our 5 Favorite L.A. Weekend Freebies (March 24-25)

Hope you’re ready to get a little culture, because this weekend’s fave free events are all about it. Start by heading to the Santa Monica Airport – not to fly, but for the Santa Monica Airport ArtWalk from noon-5 p.m. Saturday. The airport’s converted airplane hangars house artists’ studios and other creative spaces you can explore, and there will be art-making and ceramics demos, theater and art workshops and live music. Vroman’s bookstore in Pasadena is the place for kid lit fans all weekend. They’re hosting illustrator Liz Climo from 1-2 p.m. Saturday and author Anne Wheaton from noon-1 p.m....

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3 Simple Hydration Rules: Drink more water. Mostly tap. Sometimes filtered.

Suffering from headaches? Drink more water. Feeling tired? Drink more water. Fighting the flu? Drink more water. Trying to lose weight? Drink more water. As pediatricians, we advise our patients to “drink more water” all the time – a recommendation that sounds so simple, yet is so often under-recognized. More than half of the children in the U.S. do not drink enough water and one-fourth do not drink any water on a daily basis. The human body is 60 percent water, and hydration is important for nearly every system in the body, from blood circulation and nourishment to temperature regulation...

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L.A. Parent Honored for Editorial Excellence

Just before Hollywood celebrated its biggest awards night – the Oscars – parenting publications across the country, including L.A. Parent, enjoyed our own festival of honors. And L.A. Parent brought home a little gold! At the Parenting Media Association’s annual banquet March 2 in St. Petersburg, Fla., the nonprofit organization for regional family magazines recognized excellence in writing and design in print and online. Up against magazines of similar size – including Bay Area Parent, Dallas Child, Chicago Parent, Metro Parent in Detroit and Atlanta Parent – L.A. Parent brought home eight awards. Judging was conducted by the faculty from...

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Granada Hills Charter Robotics Team Wins State Championship and Secures Spot in World Competition

Granada Hills Charter (GHC) High School’s robotics won the tournament championship at a California statewide robotics competition in Pomona, CA over the weekend. The GHC robotics team qualified for the world competition which will be held April 25-28 in Louisville, Kentucky. The VEX Robotics Competition harnesses the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) concepts and instills life experiences that foster the growth of teamwork, leadership, and communications. The VEX competition includes remote-controlled mobile robots that measure no larger than 18 inches in each dimension. “We are so excited to be going to Worlds!” says Brian Lee, 12th grader and team...

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Win Tickets to See Just Dance Live! at The Hollywood Palladium!

Our friends at Just Dance Live! have partnered with us for an exclusive giveaway! Win tickets for your family to see the world’s first live interactive JUST DANCE experience, running March 29-March 31st at the Hollywood Palladium.  We're giving away four family four-pack of tickets to see Just Dance Live!, an immersive live show based on the #1 music videogame franchise of all time according to The NPD Group. The game has brought an accessible and totally fun dance game experience to over 120 million players worldwide. With hundreds of songs from pop culture hits of the moment to nostalgic...

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After the Wildfires, Show Ojai Some Love

Many SoCal residents who view it as a great nearby getaway breathed a sigh of relief when Ojai was saved from the Thomas fire. While the quaint downtown was spared, many locals lost their homes and businesses in blazes that scorched nearly 282,000 acres in Ojai and beyond. The community continues to welcome visitors back to their beautiful valley, and the hotels of Ojai have banded together to raise funds for those who were impacted with the Ojai Love campaign, now through March 31. By booking the Ojai Love package at any participating hotel, visitors receive a 10 percent discount...

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L.A. Parent’s Inclusive Day L.A. to be June 3

Join us at this community event. Come learn about camps, schools, fitness programs, music programs and much more for children with learning differences.

Free admission and prize give-aways!

June 3, 2018
11 am – 2 pm
Pan Pacific Recreation Center (in the gym)
7600 Beverly Blvd.

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