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Santa’s Workshop: How Children Can Make Their Own Toys

Elves making toys is the quintessential image of Santa’s Workshop at the North Pole. It makes children dream and they order their presents to Santa with the assumption it will be lovingly assembled, nailed and painted by armies of busy elves with funny hats. Last year at our holiday party I had this crazy idea […]

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Art Adventures

Books for Kids: Art Adventures

Talking to kids about art can be as simple as saying it’s pretty, as fun as making it a scavenger hunt or as stimulating as imagining the story behind the painting. It’s all a matter of how you want to approach the topic. With these books, you can start educating your little one’s art sensibility in such a diverse manner that you may spark a personal interest well into their adult life.

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Okeanos

Experience the Ocean in Dance with Okeanos

How often do kids get to dive into kelp forests and watch the graceful movement of sea creatures tossed by currents and tides like in The Little Mermaid? My guess is, never unless they really are children of the sea. However circus, dance and ocean lovers can experience something pretty close next week in San […]

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Visit the Olmec Exhibition at the De Young Museum

Visit the Olmec Exhibition at the De Young Museum

Colossal Head 5. Photo: Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes– Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia–Mexico–Javier Hinojosa The masterpiece of the Olmec Exhibition at the De Young Museum in the Golden Gate Park is Colossal Head 5 – 13,000 pounds of solid volcanic basalt carved by hand between 1200 and 900 BC. Visiting […]

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Peter Pan the Musical at The Berkeley Playhouse

Peter Pan the Musical at The Berkeley Playhouse

Another reason to cross the bridge? A boy who can fly. An abusive pirate captain. A fearless Indian girl. A lost island in Neverland. A jealous and impertinent fairy. Soaring high above Victorian London. Sounds familiar? Last weekend, Berkeley Playhouse opened their summer performance of Peter Pan The Musical to a full house. We saw […]

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