25 places to take East Bay preschoolers

Preschoolers guide to Lawrence Hall of Science by 510families.com

Thanks to Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science for sponsoring our guide to fun activities and destinations for younger kids! We wanted to focus on the amazing indoor spaces and places because the amazing weather can’t last forever. Right?   Did you know kids can visit the Lawrence Hall of Science for free? Children under three are […]

5 fantastic spots to photograph East Bay kids

Sarah Sloboda's list of the best places to photograph East Bay kids: Temescal Alley

Big thanks to our guest writer, Sarah Sloboda, today! She is a Bay Area family photographer with knack for making lives look just a little more rock ‘n’ roll than they might otherwise. A couple things make a great spot to photograph your kids in addition to having an interesting visual landscape. One is, how […]

Favorite East Bay Pumpkin Patches

Pumpkin patch girl

Thanks to Speer Family Farm for sponsoring this year’s pumpkin patch guide. Over the years, I have noticed that the range of Bay Area pumpkin patches are all over the map (as are the patches themselves). My preference is to get in, get out, and get a perfect pumpkin picture so I only head out […]

East Bay Farmer’s Markets Guide for 510 Families

Farmer's Markets in Oakland

Thanks to Farmigo for sponsoring this guide to Farmer’s Market’s in the East Bay. Farmigo is an online farmers market where you can shop for fresh, sustainable food from local farmers you know and trust. Farmer’s Markets can be fun outings in addition to a productive errand to get your fill of healthy fruits and veggies […]

Ticket Alert: Dare to Dream, Disney’s latest ice show

Dare to Dream: Disney on Ice

From Wednesday, October 7 through Sunday, October 11, Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream. Tickets are on sale now. Classic meets contemporary in this fantastic ice show with a heavy dose of princess power. This icy celebration of 75 years of Disney Princess stories features two-modern day princesses, Rapunzel and Tiana, alongside Snow White […]

Tinkergarten outdoor classes are new to Oakland

Tinkergarten classes for preschoolers now in Oakland

Tinkergarten is a new series of little kids’ classes set in the outdoors. These classes offer children the chance to learn problem-solving, tenacity, and more through thoughtfully-designed, guided play. At Tinkergarten, independent exploration, risk taking, and getting dirty are encouraged. Outdoor classes and activities for kids that are fun, simple, and designed for learning. My […]

Special haircuts at Peoples Barber

Radical haircut at People's Barber in Oakland

My fifth grader decided that he wanted to shave off his long curls All The Way as a second-day of school statement. Since I thought he was getting a significant cut — from long hair to short hair — I brought him to the most reputable barbershop I could think of in order to get […]

Introducing independent school EBI: A bilingual education opportunity for East Bay kids

EBI, private bilingual school - Oakland

Known locally as EBI, private school Escuela Bilingüe Internacional is our sponsor today. Offering a Spanish bilingual education with an international spirit to Pre-K through 8th graders, EBI is located at two East Bay campuses. Pre-K through first grade are in Rockridge, while second through 8th grade are in Emeryville. The language teaching model and the International Baccalaureate […]