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kids and parents


Happy kids working on a volcano experiment
Mona Gilbert, November 17, 2020

“A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.” —Marie Curie

Family making crafts with online tutorial
Mona Gilbert, November 10, 2020

Handmade gifts will always hold a special place in a receiver's heart. Parents save everything their child has made, and friends treasure special handmade gifts. Therefore, shopping at a busy mall is not the only way to spread holiday cheer.

Father and son harvesting their vegetables from their garden.
Mona Gilbert, November 02, 2020

Fall is the time when thoughts turn to consuming pumpkin-spice baked goods and other delicious treats from the market or local farms. This is the season to feel the warmth emanating from kitchens. Kids that plant and grow their own food have the best scenario to consume fresh delicious foods.

Young boy cutting vegetables with the family watching
Mona Gilbert, October 27, 2020

In the 21st century what constitutes a family unit is varied. However, most will agree: spending quality time with loved ones is very beneficial. Our families are an important foundation that cannot be underestimated. For some, it is a positive experience that sustains them during turbulent times.

Young girl writing in her journal
Mona Gilbert, October 20, 2020

It is often assumed that in order to try something new, you must be an expert. For some, the thought of trying something new elicits feelings of inadequacy, and lacking specific skills becomes a barrier. Journaling is an endeavor where outside judgment has no role in the process.

Lo nuevo en español para niños
Patricia Valdovinos, October 19, 2020

La Biblioteca Pública de Los Ángeles le ofrece los libros más leídos y más esperados para niños. Haz clic en cada título para verlo en nuestro catálogo. ¡No esperes y reserva tu copia hoy mismo!

Group of young, budding entrepreneurs
Mona Gilbert, October 13, 2020

Financial literacy in the 21st Century is critical for all to learn. There is no better way to learn these essential skills, than first-hand experiences with earning and managing money. It’s empowering for kids not only to see their personal allowance accumulate but also money earned.

Kids and parents clean up trash from a beach
Mona Gilbert, October 06, 2020

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”—Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

Young girl facing her laptop in a stress-free pose
Mona Gilbert, September 29, 2020

A common wish for adults is to return to childhood where it's assumed stress is non-existent. Although memories of play are at the forefront of this erroneous belief, stress is very real for kids in the 21st Century.

Photo illustration/composite of  US map and computer desk. Computer screen has title Travel America
Mona Gilbert, September 22, 2020

“Don’t tell me the sky's the limit when there are footsteps on the moon.”—Paul Brandt