Does your preschool teacher deserve an award?

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Berkeley’s children’s museum, Habitot, is accepting nominations for their annual Preschool Teachers Make a Difference Awards. The teachers and childcare workers who win will receive a 2015 award, gift certificates, prizes and much-deserved recognition at an awards ceremony in late September. The nomination period is now open and the deadline is June 5, 2015. Classroom parents, […]

Berkeley Family Bike Fest & Family Cycling Rodeo

Get your kid riding

My favorite kid-friendly bike event is happening this weekend at Malcolm X school in Berkeley, and everyone’s invited. Parents can trade in too-small bikes for just right bikes at the swap. There will be bike decorating stations, screen print tees for sale (with Sticky Art Lab), and bike-powered entertainment of all kinds! Because the playground is […]

See you at Cal Day?

visting the bug doctor

There really is something for everyone as UC Berkeley, AKA Cal, opens its doors to the families of the East Bay for Cal Day. My husband and fourth grader have their eyes on auditing another physics class while my second grader and toddler want to run around the grounds making slime and looking for doggies and birdies […]

Berkeley birthday party venue: We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym

We Rock the Spectrum Birthday party: Berkeley venue

We recently celebrated my son’s eighth birthday with a party at Berkeley’s We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym. It was pretty stress-free and high fun for my energetic kids, so I vote it a success. The play space itself is a continuously evolving environment of swings, zipline, two trampolines with basketball hoops (limit 2 kids […]