5 things you might not know about the library

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A few tips to help you get the most out of the free-est resource in town.

It’s Your Move! a Temescal game store with place to play

It's Your Move! in Temescal

I can’t believe I had been intimidated by this awesome neighborhood gaming spot. Luckily, my five-year old urged us into It’s Your Move Games, and I’m so glad she did. The staff was friendly; other parent-kid customers were having fun; and the games were nicely organized by suggested age and type. They can special order […]

Drop-in Yoga with toddlers

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I am a huge huge fan of the Mom & Toddler yoga class at Yogalayam studios. And it’s not because you get any sort of workout…

Field Trip: Sausalito’s Bay Area Discovery Museum

Bay Area Discovery Museum

The Bay Area Discovery Museum in Sausalito is a super fun hands-on science museum campus with activities that will entertain, educate, and get the ya-yas out.

Christmas Tea in the Bay Area: Start a Family Tradition

The Teddy Bear Tea at the Ritz

Pinkies out, everybody! In case you’ve never taken your little girl — or boy — to tea, this holiday season offers a perfect opportunity. One of the best times to take kids for a high tea experience is during the holidays, when everybody’s feeling festive. You just might start a yearly tradition. Here are some […]

Drop-in craft projects at Michael’s stores (Emeryville)

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My first-grader and I attended a drop-in craft session at Michael’s craft store in Emeryville on Saturday, and she loved it. I loved it because it cost $2 and she was extremely engaged. With rainy weather upon us, it seems like a good time to spread the word about this low-cost, low-commitment activity. Every Saturday, […]

The Jungle: What to expect from Concord’s crazy climbing place

The Jungle in Concord, a great place to run around for grade schoolers

ladders and tunnels falling into a ball pit oh crap, an arcade I just wrote this haiku to the Jungle, and now I feel like I don’t even need to write a more descriptive post! Just kidding folks, let me fill in some details. What to expect Best for ages 6 to 12, this climbing, […]

Calendar alert: Upcoming kid-friendly sporting events at Cal

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Live sporting events are fun for kids, parents, and anyone who likes to jump up and down when they see a great athletic feat. Tickets to pro games can be expensive, but games and meets at the University of California Berkeley are pretty cheap. Here are a few events at kid-friendly times and parent-friendly prices […]

Habitot Children’s Museum is a must-do for preschoolers

Water play at Habitot

I took my barely two-year old to Habitot recently and he had the best Special Mommy Date ever! If you’ve never been to Berkeley’s underground treasure of a kids’ museum, let me show you a few highlights. A few of our favorite things: Straight ahead to gross motor creativity. The main exhibit rotates to keep things […]

Home Depot FREE workshops for kids

Home Depot workshops for kids

Spend a FREE morning at Home Depot building craft projects with your kid.

Baby Loves Disco: In San Francisco this weekend

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Want to shake your groove thing, family style?

Oakland’s Kindergym: 30 years of drop-in fun

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Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays throughout the year, a spirited toddler guru, Dawn Margolin, leads toddler classes and playgroups at Temple Beth Abraham in Oakland. The play sessions are open to children of any background, though circle time on Friday will incorporate some elements of the Jewish Shabbat tradition. Classes are for walking children, ages 3 […]

Drop-in classes for toddlers and preschoolers at Habitot

Classes at Habitot in Berkeley

Habitot in downtown Berkeley has announced a new fall class schedule. Beginning the week of September 30, parents and caregivers may drop-in to any of the weekday morning family classes at 11 am. The fee is $8 per child per class – no charge for adults and you may pay entrance fees at the door […]

Free Museum Passes? Sign Me Up!

Discover + Go program gets you in free to area museums

It’s literally one of the Bay Area’s best kept secrets: an incredible freebie that is still under the radar to many, but one that will completely change your cultural life. The program is called Discover & Go, and it gets you and your kids in free to some of our most popular museums and attractions […]

Subpar Miniature Golf in Alameda

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Indoor putt-putt is not something I’d ever come across as a native Californian, but neither are homemade Bay Area-themed minigolf obstacles. These are the special attributes of Subpar Miniature Golf in Alameda. Situated in a warehouse-style space in the heart of Alameda’s Park Street shopping district, Subpar offers an 18-hole minigolf course, a smattering of […]

Spotlight on The New Parkway Theater: Family Classics

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The New Parkway Theater caters to families on Friday afternoons with a series of kid-friendly movies. This Friday, Milo and Otis will be shown at 4 pm. Kung Fu Panda and The Muppets are queued up for the coming weeks. We are pleased to be a sponsor of these shows and hope that you’ll take […]

Free admission at Habitot on Saturday, April 20

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Happy Birthday to you, Habitot! Since opening 15 years ago in 1998, Habitot children’s museum in downtown Berkeley has welcomed almost 1,000,000 visitors. On Saturday, they invite the public to a 15th anniversary celebration in the form of a Quinceañera-themed day. Local children’s songleader Mariela Herrera will perform in Spanish and English at 10:30 am, […]