March 1, 2012
- Publisher's Note: Let's Read
- An Interview with Courtney Collins
- Literacy Tip of the Week
- Literature Roundup
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Plan Ahead
- FREE Museum Days in Los Angeles
- MKP MarketPlace: For Sale/ Wanted and More
- San Gabriel Valley Area Farmer's Markets
- FREE M, W, F Storytimes in San Gabriel Valley
- FREE T/TH Storytimes in San Gabriel Valley
- FREE Weekend Storytimes in San Gabriel Valley
- Seeking Talented Future Filmmakers
Macaroni Kid Pasadena is Hosting a Book Drive
March kicks off Read Across America Month and a California campaign encouraging parents to read to kids for 30 minutes for 30 days. Literacy is such an important part of our society - a basic skill needed to read a street sign, write a check or review a bus schedule.
You really value how much you rely on being able to read something when you start to teach a child to read. With a soon- to-be kindergartner in our house we are working hard on writing our own name and recognizing ...
Creative Director & Co-Owner of Little Junebugs
Little Junebugs, named Macaroni Kid Pasadena's 2011 Best Place to Shop With Kids, has only been open six months, but has already captured the hearts of children across Pasadena. Recently, the store has been making waves for its kid-focused charity work. The store has also created its own line of take-home crafting-to-go boxes. We had a chance to chat with Creative Director and store owner Courtney Collins about the store's new developments, where she finds her inspiration, her desire to work closely with local charities, and just how ...
By: Vicki Chiang, Psy.D. Licensed Clinical Psychologist Institute for Girls’ Development
Teaching Your Child About Emotions While Reading
As parents, we all know that reading with our children is important. It helps to foster bonding and attachment and promotes early literacy skills. But reading together can do even more than that. With just a few extra questions from you, reading helps to improve social skills and emotional intelligence. While reading with a young one, try by simply asking about feelings reflected on the faces of the characters – “is that a happy face/sad face/angry face?” With older children it can ...
Locals Tell Us Their Favorite Reads
We've gathered a few recommendations for your bookshelves from a few of our local friends:
Shayna at Diggin for Daisies recommends "An Environmental Guide from A to Z" by Tim Magner - By examining the elements, habitats and cycles in nature, An Environmental Guide reveals how the world works from A to Z.
Robin Starkey Harpster, Marriage and Family Therapist at the Institute for Girls’ Development thinks "Does this Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat?" By Claire Mysko and Magali Amadei is a must read for every new and expecting mother ...
Thursday, March 1 through Thursday, March 1 - Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration at Pasadena Public Library Hastings Branch
Where: 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd.
Pasadena, Ca 91107When: 4:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just Show UpCost: FREE!For more info: www.pasadenapubliclibrary.net
Where: LA Zoo & Botanical Gardens 5333 Zoo Drive LA 90027When: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (3/3/2012)Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: Free with regular admission.For more info: http://lazoo.org/
Where: Westfield Santa Anita 400 S Baldwin Ave. Arcadia 91007When: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (3/3/2012)Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!
Where: 1010 Foothill Blvd. La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011When: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (3/3/2012 - Home!)Who: All are welcome but perfect for 3-7 year olds.How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: Visit Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse or call 818.790.0717
Where: Kidspace Children's Museum 480 N. Arroyo Blvd. Pasadena 91103When: 1:00 PM (3/3/2012)Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: Regular Admission.For more info: www.kidspacemuseum.org
Where: Ambassador Auditorium 131 S. St. John Ave Pasadena 91105When: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM (3/3/2012)Who: Everyone!How: Free tickets are no longer available. Please contact the Colburn Box Office for availaiblity of $25 and $50 tickets. 213-621-1050Cost: Free tickets are no longer available. Please contact the Colburn Box office for availaiblity of $25 and $50 tickets. 213-621-1050For more info: http://www.colburnschool.edu/page.cfm?p=1422
Where: The Americana at Brand on the Main Lawn 889 Americana Way, Glendale (In the event of rain, please go to the Community Room.)When: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Every Tuesday)Who: Kids and families.How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: http://www.americanaatbrand.com/
Where: Kidspace Children's Museum 480 N. Arroyo Blvd. Pasadena 91103When: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM (3/6/2012)Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: Free from 4-8pmFor more info: www.kidspacemuseum.org
Where: Westfield Santa Anita, The Promenade Shops near Subway 400 S Baldwin Ave. Arcadia 91007When: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (3/8/2012)Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: 626.445.6225 or www.westfield.com/santaanita
Where: Sierra Madre Library 440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre 91024When: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (every 2nd Thursday of the month)Who: Elementary school-age kidsHow: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: www.sierrramadre.lib.ca.us
When: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Register Now)Who: The San Gabriel Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools is a community of parents and educators committed to teaching and inspiring families through parental involvement & mutual supportHow: You may register at http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1032584 or visit www.ccppns.org and click on ConventionCost: $95 covers your registration for either one or both daysFor more info: On Friday morning at 9:00, we welcome Dr. Tina Bryson, co-author of The Whole-Brain Child. Keynote Speaker, Dr. Larry Cohen of Playful Parenting will open Saturday morning at 9 a.m. In addition many presenters will conduct workshops on topics such as Speech and Language Development, Fostering Emotional Intelligence, Math and Your Child's Intuition, Raising Girls, Raising Boys, Reading and Literacy Readiness, and so much more! [email protected]
Where: Various locations. http://www.artnightpasadena.org/ for more infoWhen: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM (3/9/2012)Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: http://www.artnightpasadena.org/
Saturday, March 10 - 'Going Green Together' presented by the LA Environmental Education Fair @ LA County Arboretum
Where: LA County Arboretum 301 N. Baldwin Ave., ArcadiaWhen: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (3/10/2012)Who: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE with admission.
Where: California Science Center 700 Exposition Park Drive LA 90037When: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (3/10/2012)Who: SOLD OUTHow: SOLD OUtCost: All tickets are FREE but you must have a ticket for each person in attendance. Order tickets -this site will allow you to register & print your tickets. Tickets will also be emailed to each registrant.
Where: 1010 Foothill Blvd. La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011When: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (3/10/2012 - Telling the Truth)Who: All are welcome but perfect for 3-7 year olds.How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: Visit Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse or call 818.790.0717
Where: South Pasadena Library 1100 Oxley St. South PasadenaWhen: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (3/12/2012)Who: Kids ages 5 - 10 yearsHow: Sign-ups are required. Call 626.403.7358 to register.Cost: FREE!For more info: Sign-ups are required. Call 626.403.7358 to register.
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Monthly Free Museum Days
Page Museum, La Brea Tarpits (1st Tuesday)
Natural History Museum (1st Tuesday - Additional days for September -check website for dates)
Huntington Library, (1st Thursday, tickets required)
Norton Simon Museum (1st Friday, 6-9 pm)
Pasadena Museum of California Art (1st Friday)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) (2nd Tuesday)
Autry Center (2nd Tuesday)
Los Angeles County Arboretum (3rd Tuesday)
Japanese American National Museum (3rd Thursday & Target FREE Saturdays - check website for dates)
Pacific Asia Museum (4th Friday)
Kidspace Children's Museum (1st Tuesday)
Classified Listings for Items of Interest to Pasadena Area Families
For Sale: Maclaren Techno XT. Excellent Condition (grey and purple) $100 not negotiable! Contact [email protected] for additional photos and information if interested.
Do you have a gently used Bumbleride stroller for sale? Is your neighborhood having a yard sale this weekend? Are you a nanny seeking employment? Advertise in Macaroni Kid Pasadena's new MKP Marketplace! This is your opportunity to reach over 1,400 local families who are interested in the items and services you have to offer!
Listings cost $5 for every 30 words ...
Pasadena Villa Park 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 363 E Villa St, Pasadena 626.449.0179 http://www.pasadenafarmersmarket.org/
Glendale 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. E Wilson Ave at E Broadway, Glendale 818.548.3155
South Pasadena 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. by the Metro Gold Line and Mission St., So. Pasadena CLICK HERE for more info.
South Lake Avenue 3:30 - 7:30 PM Farmer's Market Shoppers Lane on Lake & Del Mar (April 27-Sept ...
Please call or check website before going
Location: The Right Start 370 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena
Start Time: 7:00 PM
Description: Right Start’s resident narrator will wow all of the little ones with an interactive story.
For more information, please call (626) 585-8900.
Location: Hastings Branch Library 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena (626) 744-7262
Start Time: 7:00 PM
Description: Pajama Story Time! Kids, put on your pajamas & bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library for bedtime stories that are sure to inspire sweet dreams.
Location: Crowell Public Library 1890 Huntington Dr ...
Please call or check website before going
Location: Pottery Barn Kids 511 South Lake Ave., Pasadena, (626) 405-1743
Start Time: 11:00 - 11:30 AM
Description: Kids of all ages.
Location: Pasadena Public Library 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena (626) 744-4066 option 4. Registration required.
Start Times: 9:30, 10:00, 11:00 AM
Description: Story time for infants, 0-17 months.
Start Time: 10:00 AM & 11:00 AM
Description: Story time for toddlers.
Location: Hill Ave. Branch Library 55 S. Hill Ave., Pasadena (626) 744-7264
Start Time: 10:30 - 11:15 AM
Description: Join us ...
Please call or check website before visiting
Location: Vroman’s Bookstore 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena (626) 449-5320
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Description: Story time for toddlers and preschoolers with Mr. Steve.
Location: Pasadena Public Library 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena (626) 744-4066
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Description: A story time for preschoolers with stories, songs, finger plays, flannel board stories, and a short video. For ages 3-5 & their families. No registration required.
Location: Glendale Central Library 222 E. Harvard St. Glendale (818) 548-2030
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Description: Stories, songs and finger ...
Students and Teachers Submit Your Entries
Now in its 46th year, the California Student Media Festival is our nation’s oldest student media festival. Over the past eighteen years, the California Student Media Festival has awarded more than $110,000 to California Schools. It has expanded to include the work of more than 6,000 student contestants from schools across the state. The festival exists to celebrate the amazing media and multimedia projects produced by California’s best and brightest students and teachers — rewarding and acknowledging their successful classroom work at an awards event on ...
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