September 16, 2010
- From a One Income Family to a NO Income Family
- Nickelodeon’s Storytime Live! @Nokia Theater LA
- TV Turn Off Week
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Teen Scene
- Plan Ahead
- Disney on Ice Skates to Ontario
- Events for Moms
- Kuki's Playshop Grand Opening
- Macaroni Goodies
- Nutcracker Auditions
- Parenting Expert Returns to Pasadena
- Wiggles & Giggles Consignment 3-Day Sale
Win a Family 4-Pack of Tickets for October 16th @ 10:30 AM show
See some of your favorite Nickolodeon stars including Dora, The Backyardigans, The Wonder Pets!, and Ni Hao, Kai-lan. Preschoolers and their parents can see their favorite Nick Jr. characters come to life in one action-packed on-stage adventure hosted by Nick Jr.'s Moose A. Moose and Zee.
Each segment of Storytime Live! takes kids and their families on a different brand-new adventure, whether its leaping into Fairytale Land with Dora and Sleeping Boots, journeying through Filthingham with The Backyardigans, hopping into Wonderland with the Wonder Pets! or jumping on clouds ...
Are you up for the challenge?
Two statistics stand out for me when I researched this event:
1) Children six and under spend an average of two hours a day using screen media, about the same amount of time they spend playing outside, and well over the amount they spend reading or being read to (39 minutes). --Zero to Six: Electronic Media in the Lives of Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers, Kaiser Family Foundation and the Children's Digital Media Centers, 2003.
2) The more TV preschoolers watch, the less well they do academically in the first grade; also, The more TV preschoolers watch, the less well-socialized they are in the first grade. --Burton, Sydney, James Calonico and Dennis McSeveney, "Effects of Preschool Television Watching on First-Grade Children," Journal of Communication, Summer 1979
As a general rule, we do not turn on the TV during the school week, and we try to limit it on the weekend. My family enjoys watching sports on TV together and my kids enjoy various shows on Nick Jr., PBS, etc. Every time the TV is on, I cringe because I think of the inactivity that watching TV engenders.
I watched a lot of TV as a child because I didn’t have any brothers or sisters around. It was a companion. My children play together and seem to enjoy each other’s company. I’m thrilled that they get along and can play unsupervised for periods of time.
If you’re struggling with getting back to a routine now that school has resumed and keeping the TV off is one of your goals, TV Turn Off Week could be just the thing to jumpstart that routine in your household.
- How much TV does your child watch?
- What will you do when you keep the TV off for the week?
- Do you let your kids watch TV when friends are over?
I challenge you, Macaroni Kid readers, to not turn on the TV during this week. Make a statement in your family and with your friends. Are you up to the challenge? I want to hear about. Email me [email protected]
Where: Kuki's Playshop 1036 N Lake St., BurbankWhen: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: Families with young children.How: Just show up!Cost: FREE! See coupon below for 10% discount on in-store merchandise.For more info: http://www.kukisplayshop.com/
Where: Huntington Gardens 1151 Oxford Road, San MarinoWhen: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PMWho: Families.How: Tickets: 626-405-2128.Cost: Price per person: Members: $12. Non-Members: $15. Children 2 and under free.For more info: http://www.huntington.org/
- FREE Child Fingerprinting & Photographs
- FREE Giveaway Items
- Police Canines
- Police & Fire Station Tours
- Alarm & Safety Information
- Hot Rod & Classic Car Show
- "Star Car Central" Movie and Television Car Club
- Fire Engines
- Police & Fire Demonstrations
- Police Cars
- + MUCH MUCH MORE!
Where: SP Police/Fire Department 1422 Mission St., South Pasadena, CAWhen: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: Families.How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: Fore more information visit www.ci.south-pasadena.ca.us or call (626)403-7285.
Where: JLP Headquarters, 149 S. Madison Ave., PasadenaWhen: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: Women in Pasadena area who are interested in volunteering. Both working and stay-at-home moms are welcome.How: RSVP here.Cost: FREE!For more info: http://www.jrleaguepasadena.org/
a pirate while having a swash-buckling adventure at Kidspace! Dress
like a pirate for the Kidspace costume contest and see if you can win
some booty. Enjoy BBQ available for purchase.
Where: Kidspace 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., PasadenaWhen: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: Children of all ages and families.How: Just show up!Cost: $5 admission fee; $4 for members.For more info: http://www.kidspacemuseum.org/
Saturday, September 18 through Sunday, September 19 - Pacific Astromony and Telescope Show @Pasadena Convention Center
Where: Pasadena Convention Center 300 E Green St., PasadenaWhen: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (On Sunday open from 9:00 to 3:00)Who: Families interested in space, telescopes, astoronomy, stars, etc.How: Purchase tickets at the door.Cost: On the day of the event at the box office a ticket will cost $20.00 per day. Youth (15 and under) accompanied by a paid adult are admitted free without ticket on the day of event. Students (16 and over with a current valid student ID) may purchase tickets for $5.00.For more info: http://www.rtmcastronomyexpo.org/PATS.htm
Where: Paintbox Kids 1383 E. Washington Blvd., PasadenaWhen: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Sign-up early - spaces fill quickly!)Who: Ages 3-7 years.How: Register by calling 626.808.0330Cost: $45 per personFor more info: www.paintboxkids.com
Where: Huntington Gardens & Library 1151 Oxford Road, San MarinoWhen: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: Ages 7–12.How: Call NOW! Classes fill-up. Registration: 626-405-2128.Cost: Fee includes one accompanying adult. Members: $25. Non-Members: $30.For more info: http://huntington.org/
Where: Pacific Asia MuseumWhen: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: Families.How: Just show up!Cost: Free for members, included with museum admission for non-members.For more info: http://www.pacificasiamuseum.org/
Sunday, September 19 - Bookworms Free Storytelling @ the Arboretum: It's Refreshing - Drinks from Nature
Where: LA County Arboretum 301 N. Baldwin A ve., ArcadiaWhen: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Next month: Bombardiers, Helicopters and Beans)Who: Children ages 3-8.How: Just show up!Cost: FREE with museum admission.For more info: http://www.arboretum.org/
Where: The Americana at Brand 889 Americana Way, GlendaleWhen: 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: Vroman's Boostore 695 E. Colorado Blvd., PasadenaWhen: 6:00 PMWho: Young adult book readersHow: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/
Where: Various beaches, rivers, parks, etc. in So. California Find one of over 50 cleanup sites throughout Los Angeles County.When: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: Register now to participate.Cost: FREE!For more info: http://www.healthebay.org/volunteer/ccd/2010/default.asp
Where: LA County Arboretum, the Oak Room 301 N. Baldwin Ave., PasadenaWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Families.How: Pre-registration required for all classes. Call 626.821.4623 or 626.821.5897.Cost: $12/family for members; $14/family for non-members. Enrollment includes admission to The Arboretum.For more info: http://www.arboretum.org/
Where: Kidspace Museum 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena Adjacent to the Rose Bowl Stadium Free parking in Rose Bowl Lot IWhen: 10:30 AM - 3:00 PMWho: Children of all ages and their families.How: Just show up!Cost: FREE with museum admission: $10 per person, children under 12 mos. FREE!For more info: http://www.kidspacemuseum.org/
Where: Paintbox Kids 1383 E. Washington Blvd., PasadenaWhen: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Children 5-8 years.How: Register for workshops by calling 626-808-0330.Cost: $40 per person.For more info: http://www.paintboxkids.com/
Where: Once Upon a Time Bookstore 2207 Honolulu Ave., MontroseWhen: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PMWho: Families.How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: Call 818-248-9668 or http://onceupona.com/pages/calendar.htm
Where: Lawn adjacent to the Rose Bowl (Area H), PasadenaWhen: 5:30 PM (Gates open for picnicking & Kidpsace activities at 5:30 PM; concert starts at 7:30 PM.)Who: Families.How: Purchase online PasadenaSymphony-Pops.org or call 626.793.7172. Gates open for picnicking and Kidspace activities at 5:30pm
Lawn patrons may bring low back chairs and/or blanketsCost: Single tickets range from $25-$90For more info: For more information about Hooray for Hollywood! visit PasadenaSymphony-Pops.org or call 626.793.7172.
Where: Rose Bowl PasadenaWhen: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Registration begins at 8:00 AM)Who: Families.How: You can walk as an individual, form a team, join a team, or just show up on race day.Cost: FREE! No registration fee to participate for the Wiggle Waggle Walk, but please - help support the animals by donating or raising funds from family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. The money raised by Wiggle Waggle Walk participants helps to save the lives of animals. The more money you raise, the more you help the animals (and the more treats you earn!)For more info: http://www.pasadenahumane.org/site/PageServer?pagename=wiggle_home For more information, contact [email protected]
Where: Norton Simon Museum of Art 411 W. Colorado Blvd., PasadenaWhen: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: Families.How: Just show up!Cost: FREE with museum admission. Adults $8; Patrons 18 and under: FREE; Students with valid ID: FREE.For more info: http://www.nortonsimon.org/
Where: Levitt Pavilion 85 E. Holly Street, PasadenaWhen: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: Call 626.356.9725 or http://www.oldpasadena.org/gc_calendar_detail.asp?cal_id=1599
Saturday, October 16 through Sunday, October 17 - Nickolodeon's Storytime Live! Tour @Staples Center
Where: Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE 777 Chick Hearn Court, Los AngelesWhen: 10:30 AM (10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 16; 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 17)Who: Preschoolers and their parents, grandparents, or and/or caregivers.How: Purchase online.Cost: $67.00 - $29.50 for single tickets, depending on seat locations.For more info: http://www.nicklivetour.com/
The stage will be filled with music and magic in every scene including an enchanting undersea kingdom with Ariel and Sebastian, a jungle adventure in the African Pride Lands with Simba and Nala, a Hawaiian luau with ...
Paintbox Kids is hosting TWO fun events for moms:
1) Stampin' Up! independent demonstrator, Rose Borges is excited to share many great project ideas for Halloween and Fall! The kids are back in school so let's get together and create some projects for the upcoming holidays!
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 17th 10am-1:00
WHO: Moms, Grandmas, Aunts
WHERE: Paintbox Kids 1383 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena
HOW: Call Paintbox Kids to sign up at 626-808-0330
COST: The cost of the workshop is $50.00 which includes $25 credit to purchase "Stampin ...
Easy Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread
Here is a moist bread recipe to use up all your garden zucchini, and the kids won't even know!
- 3 1/4 cups flour
- 1 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 3 cups white sugar
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- 2 cups grated zucchini
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup walnuts or pecans, optional
Preheat oven to 350. Spray 2 loaf pans with non-stick spray. Combine ...
Performers 5-18 years welcome
Attention future toy soldiers, gingersnaps, and dancing candy canes! The Red Chair Children’s Production Company in Burbank is holding open auditions for young performers ages 5 to 18 for its annual production of The Nutcracker. Boys and girls active in the performing arts are encouraged to audition for this lavishly staged holiday classic ballet.
WHAT: Auditions for The Nutcracker (Alex Theater in Glendale) will take place Sunday, September 26. Open audition schedule for Sunday, September 26 is: ages 5 at 10:00 am; ages 6-7 at 10:30 am ...
Noël Janis-Norton returns to Pasadena to offer her popular, "First Steps to Calmer Easier, Happier Parenting" classes this October. I had the opportunity to attend Noël's classes last February and I was so impressed with her techniques because her straight forward, easy-to-remember steps to get kids to listen the first time asked actually worked! I was given the set of CDs to l listen to and passed them on to every member of my family (grandparents included).
I'm thrilled she's coming back to offer these ...
1,000s of new & gently used items at half of retail!
Come and shop everything you need
for Babies and Kids from Newborn to Size 14
Thousands of new & gently-used items
1315 S. Grand Ave.
in GlendoraFriday, September 24 – Sunday, September 26
Fri, Sept. 24 VIP Pre-Sale 5pm – 8pm GOODIE BAGS!
Don't have time to be a Consignor or Volunteer?
We sell VIP Pre-Sale Passes so that you can shop the night before
we open to the public. Visit our website to purchase your Pass.
Sat, Sept. 25 9am – 7pm GOODIE BAGS ...
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