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Organize The “New” Spring Cleaning

Courteous & Cool

Camp: 7 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Summer Camp

Helping Kids Make Friends   

PLUS …. FIND OUR Daily Calendar of Things to Do Around Town!

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Letter From The Publisher: Publisher Another whole school year comes to an end! And it’s another big year for us! My middle child moves on to college! The end of the school year always gets crazy, doesn’t it? Graduation parties, last minute school projects… but it also leaves me asking the question…”where did it go?”. With Lyn graduating from high school, I’ve had to dig out some old photos for her various banquet slide shows. And I came across a couple that made me want to cry! That was when I thought how hard it was, all the homework and the carpools and driving and friends over. And in an instant, the house is quiet and you have 1 or no children left. It’s going to be an interesting adjustment for me the next few months. Not only is one going to college, the other is already in college and heading to study abroad in the Fall! I know most of our readers have little ones and you’re thinking, “yeah right Cathy, you don’t have a clue!” . Night feedings, naps, preschool drama. But I do—I remember it well. It only seems like yesterday—and yet it’s not. So during your next total complete mommy meltdown (yes, I remember having those as well. In fact, I still do!), just remember it goes too quickly and soon enough you’ll be making the college decision and packing up the car!

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QUICKTIPSFORORGANIZING QUICKTIPSFORORGANIZING The “New” Spring Cleaning? By Ann Gambrell Today’s spring-cleaning is not the same today as in our mother and grandmothers’ day. Then the house was literally turned inside out with a schedule including, deep cleaning and polishing of all furniture, fresh wallpaper, painting, rug cleaning, fresh or new slipcovers, and more. If you do not recall all this fuss over winter’s ending, I am sure your elders have not too fond memories. Yes. Spring does still conger up thoughts of opening the windows and freshening up the house. So go for it with these quick tips to help you “spring” into action.

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1. Open windows to air out each rooms. While you're there, quickly clean the window and ledges on the inside. You can plan a later day to tackle the outsides. Or hire a window cleaning service. 2. Try using a light sprinkling of water on the bristles of a broom to "catch" more dust and dirt when sweeping. This works especially well on porches, decks and garage floors. Or try the new disposable pads on a stick method of dusting and wet cleaning. A telescoping duster is great for cobwebs in those high spots. When using a feather or “furry” dust catcher, try giving it a quick (light) spritz of furniture polish to catch the dust and not just push it around. Check out the cleaning supplies at your supermarket for great shower, tile and grout cleaning sprays & solutions. Also visit a local janitorial supply store for substantial and reasonably priced products. A swipe of a baby wipe or a spray of window cleaner is great to freshen up sinks & fixtures. Remember to change the kitchen sink sponge daily…yes daily. They can be a breeding ground for bacteria! Toss them into the dishwasher or washing machine or zap them in the microwave oven for two minutes. Keep cleaning supplies under each sink in a handy plastic caddie for easy access and quick daily clean-ups. It is easier to clean on the spot when the supplies are handy. Take care to prevent small children from getting into these areas. Window blinds can be a hassle to clean. A feather duster with a light spray of dusting spray will do well to collect the dust. Or hire a window blinds cleaning service.

That should get you started with the “new & easy” spring-cleaning. Now, reward your hard work with some fun in the sun! After all it IS Spring! Ann Gambrell is an organizational consultant and speaker available to inform and entertain audiences. She facilitates weekday and Saturday Clutter Support Groups and teaches organizing classes through the Torrance Adult School. To learn more, phone Ann at 310-212-0917 or request her for FREE monthly email tips email gambrellann@aol.com. You will be glad you did.


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Courteous&Cool Courteous&Cool Helping Kids Make Friends By Certified Etiquette Trainer, Kara Doody Summer is near, which means parents everywhere are starting to get anxious about what they are going to do to keep their kids busy during the summer. There are so many social activities during the summer, so why not take this opportunity to help your child make some great new friends. For some of us, making friends is easy and for others it comes with it’s challenges. Life does not come with an instruction booklet, so how are our kids supposed to know how to make new friends without guidance. From the time they are born we are putting them in different social activities. Children need to be given tools in order for them to feel comfortable and confident in life, and the more tools they are given the better off they will be in handling various social situations. Here are some tips you can give your kids on making new friends this summer and how to keep them: 1.

Be Friendly- a smile goes a long way. Teach your child that smiles are contagious and if they smile at someone, chances are the person will smile back. Explain to them how a smile makes them appear approachable and friendly. 2. Ask questions of others- When you ask someone about themselves it shows that you are interested in them. It also implies that you want to get to know them better. Asking questions of friends is a great way to make conversation and to keep a conversation going. 3. Be flexible- Remind your child that everyone has a different idea of what fun is, and sometimes in order to make our friends happy we need to take turns doing what our friends want to do. Relationships are a give and take throughout life and the sooner we teach our children how to be flexible, the easier friendships will be for them. 4. Sharing-Is s tough subject matter with kids. Explain to them that if they share their things, people will be more likely to reciprocate. If your child is adamant about not sharing something, tell them that those things should be put away before their friends arrive in order to avoid hurt feelings. 5. Expect friends to make mistakes- No one is perfect and even our best friends make mistakes. The important thing is that we know how to handle the mistakes graciously. A good friend must be willing to apologize for their mistake in a sincere manner. Equally as important, a good friend also needs to know how to graciously accept the apology and move on. 6. Compliments go a long way! Nothing makes a person feel more accepted and liked than a sincere compliment. Ask you child if compliments make them feel good and encourage them to pay their friends compliments. We can all use a little ego boost from time to time! For more tips on etiquette and social skills visit courteousandcool.com


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FamilyFriendlyTravel Alaska—A Family Adventure By Karen Murphy

When I think about the state of Alaska I think about beautiful, untouched landscapes and endless opportunities. So many travelers see this unique state by cruise ship but there are so many ways to take in Alaska’s spirit. Alaska Airlines flies daily from most major cities to Anchorage and many tour companies provide comprehensive tours suited for families. On tour you can experience the true wilderness, Mt. McKinley, Denali National Park, Kenai Peninsula, Orca Whale Watching and get close and cuddly with those amazing sled dogs the Alaskan Huskies. Many summer activities like Lake Kayaking, river rafting or guided hikes are included. Lodging along your tour is usually at the same lodges that the cruise ships use for their excursions and most of your meals are included in the package price. The untamed feel of this wonderful state is just a few hours away by air and it’s the most unforgettable trip you will ever make with your children. See Alaska from air, land and sea with a tour that will sure be an excited and stress free vacation. Summer is the perfect time to visit, call me for more information today to get started on this wonderful adventure. Family Friendly Travel Writer, Karen Murphy, is excited to help plan your next family vacation! Karen can be reached at the Travelstore in Palos Verdes, 310922-6902.


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Kids Driving You CRAZY? Find the latest FUN things to do with your family at www.WhatsUpForKids.com Our print calendar in this magazine has lots to do—but our website has new “late breaking” South Bay fun!

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Unplugged Time Together Nicole Beurkens, PhD In a culture where our lives have become inundated with electronics, it is important for parents to teach children the value of spending “unplugged” time together. Whether your children are toddler or teens, here are some simple electronics-free ideas you can implement to encourage the development of relationships, communication, and thinking skills: 1. Play a game – Good old-fashioned board and card games provide excellent opportunities for building relationships, social skills, and problem solving abilities. Dust off the checkers, deck of cards, or whatever other games you have at home, and have a blast playing together! 2. Go for a walk – Taking a family walk together is a great way to reconnect with each other, and get some physical exercise at the same time. It’s a low-key way to explore nature, engage in stimulating conversation, or simply enjoy some quiet time with each other. 3. Sit down to eat together – Family mealtimes are often the first thing to go in a busy family’s schedule. Research has shown that sitting down together to enjoy a meal supports child development and family health. Turn off the television, leave the video games in the other room, and come together to eat, talk, and enjoy each other’s company. 4. Reading ritual – Create a daily reading routine for your family. Choose a book to read silently in the same room, read a book out loud for everyone to enjoy, read and discuss a quote for the day, or any other reading-related activity. Sharing this activity together on a consistent basis will enhance your child’s development and sense of family connectedness. There are so many things families can do together without electronics. Be intentional about making “unplugged” time together part of your regular family routine. You, your children, and your family will be better for it! Nicole is the founder and director of the Horizons Developmental Resource Center in Caledonia, Michigan, is a licensed clinical psychologist with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a master’s degree in special education. She holds a professional teaching certificate and has been certified in many specialized therapies for Autism, ADHD, and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Beurkens has authored numerous articles and books, and writes a popular newsletter for thousands of subscribers each week.You can find more of her strategies for parents and professionals, and sign up to receive her newsletter at www.HorizonsDRC.com.


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Got Summer Camp? Guide 2012

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7 Questions Parents Should Ask When Choosing a Summer Camp As summer vacation gets closer, many parents—in fact, parents of more than 10 million children—l make the decision to send their children to summer camp. While some families have already decided on a camp, others are still exploring their options. For these families, it can be difficult to choose – especially when the diversity of camps today reflects the diversity of America. There is truly a camp for every child, every interest, and every budget. The American Camp Association® (ACA) recommends that parents ask the following questions to get a better feel for which camp experience best suits their child: 1.

What is the camp’s philosophy and program emphasis? – Each camp has its own method of constructing programs based on its philosophy. Does it complement your family’s philosophy? Does the camp focus on learning through competition, or through cooperative learning? How does the camp handle homesickness and other adjustment issues?

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Adventure Camp Monday窶認riday Activities include tennis, soccer, basketball, swimming, and loads of special activities like horseback riding and laser tag!

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Is the camp accredited by the American Camp Association? Why? Why not? – ACA-Accredited® camps meet up to 300 health and safety standards. This does not guarantee a risk-free environment, but it’s some of the best evidence parents have of a camp’s commitment to a safe and nurturing environment for their children.

For more information about a summer camp experience, or to Find A Camp, parents can visit www.CampParents.org. This online resource for families includes expert advice, information on health and safety, and searchable database of over 2,400 ACA-accredited camps. About ACA The American Camp Association® (ACA) works to preserve, promote, and enhance the camp experience for children and adults. ACA-Accredited® camp programs ensure that children are provided with a diversity of educational and developmentally challenging learning opportunities. There are over 2,400 ACAaccredited camps that meet up to 300 health and safety standards. For more information, visit www.ACAcamps.org.

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CALENDAROFEVENTS CALENDAROFEVENTS Ongoing Weekly Activities As Events Details May Change, Please Call Ahead. MONDAY Peninsula Center Library, 701 Silver Spur Rd., R.H.E., hosts Babies in the Library, a storytime designed just for 6-23 month olds. No registration necessary. 10:15 & 11am. 310-377-9584, ext. 601. Miraleste Library, 29089 Palos Verdes Drive East, R.P.V., hosts storytime for ages 2-5. Free. 11:30am. 377-9584. Malaga Cove Library, 2400 Via Campesina, PVE., hosts a storytime for ages 2-5 year olds. 10:30am. 310-377-9584, ext. 551. TUESDAY Peninsula Center Library, 701 Silver Spur Rd., RHE, hosts storytime Ages 2-5. No registration necessary. 10:15 & 11am. 377-9584, ext. 601. Kids Music N Motion hosts classes for various age levels at 4 South Bay locations. Call for the details. 373-0280. WEDNESDAY Miraleste Library, 29089 Palos Verdes Drive East, R.P.V., hosts storytime for ages 2-5. Free. 11:30am 377-9584. Lomita Library, 24200 Narbonne Ave., Lomita, hosts preschool storytime at 10am. 539-4515. Peninsula Center Library, 701 Silver Spur Rd., RHE, hosts storytime for ages 205. 10:15 & 11am. 377-9584, ext. 601. THURSDAY Peninsula Center Library, 701 Silver Spur Rd., RHE, hosts storytime for ages 205. 10:15 & 11am. 377-9584, ext. 601. Redondo Beach Library North branch, 2000 Artesia Blvd., hosts storytime for 1-5 year olds. 1pm. 318-0675

Redondo Beach Main Library, 303 NO. Pacific Coast Hwy., hosts Pajama story time. All ages. 6:45pm. 318-0675 FRIDAY Little Fawn, a parent participating nature program for children ages 2-5, takes place every Friday at Deane Dana Friendship Park, 1805 W. 9th St., San Pedro. 10-12noon. $5. (310) 519-6115. Kid Concepts, 22844 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance, presents a special program every Friday night. 6pm. Free with paid admission to the center. 465-0075. Malaga Cove Library, 2400 Via Campesina, PVE., hosts Babies in the Library, a storytime designed just for 6-23 month olds. No registration necessary. 10:30am. 310-377-9584, ext. 551. SATURDAY Barnes & Noble, 1800 W. Rosecrans Ave., Manhattan Beach, hosts Children’s Storytime. 11am. 310-725-7025. Madrona Marsh, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, hosts habitat restoration every Sat. 9am-12noon. 782-3989. SUNDAY Roundhouse Aquarium at the end of the Manhattan Beach Pier offers storytime every Sunday at 11:30am. 379-8117. Southern California Live Steamers offers free train rides the first Sunday of every month from 11am—3pm at the East end of Wilson Park in Torrance.

Information about many activities come to us after our print deadline! Visit the website for more exciting things to do with your family!

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CALENDAROFEVENTS CALENDAROFEVENTS May/June 514-9825or saNpedromomsclub@yahoo.com. TUESDAY, MAY 1 South Bay Galleria, 1815 Hawthorne Blvd., Redondo Beach, hosts Kids Club in the Kids Club Food Court Stage, Level 3. 6:30pm. 310-371-7546. WEDNESDAY, MAY 2 Providence Little Company of Mary hosts CPR for family and friends. 6-9pm. Register at www.providenceclasses.org or call (800) 618-6659. THURSDAY, MAY 3 Madrona Marsh, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, hosts a tyke hike. 10-11am. $5 donation. 310-782-3989. FRIDAY, MAY 4 Madrona Marsh, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, hosts Friday fun (all Fridays in January)! Learn about nature through crafts, stories and hands-on fun! 10-12noon. $5 donation. (310) 782-3989. SUNDAY, MAY 6 The Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation presents Bubblemania at the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive. 2pm & 6pm. (310) 781-7171. TUESDAY, MAY 8 MOMS Club of Hermosa Beach hosts a meeting the 2nd Tuesday of every month. For information, email hbmoms@yahoo.com WEDNESDAY, MAY 9 MOMS Club of San Pedro meets the second Wednesday of every month at Peck Park Recreational Center, meeting room ABC, San Pedro. 10:30am. Call Marcia at 310-

THURSDAY, MAY 10 Providence Little Company of Mary hosts a Supersitter Class for kids ages 12-14. This 2 session class is $30. To register, go to www.providenceclasses.org or call (800) 618-6659. FRIDAY, MAY 11 La Leche League of Redondo Beach hosts a breastfeeding support group the 2nd Friday of every month at Beach Cities Health District. 10am. krislaleche@yahoo.com South Bay Conservatory presents Anything Goes in the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Dr, Torrance. $18. (310) 7817171. SATURDAY, MAY 12 Providence Little Company of Mary hosts CPR/Heartsaver. 9am-3pm. Register at www.providenceclasses.org or call (800) 618-6659. SUNDAY, MAY 13 Madrona Marsh, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, hosts 2nd Sunday Science 2-4pm. $5 per person. (310) 782-3989. Free Violin Group Classes every Sunday afternoon through June of 2012 It's never too late to begin, New Students always welcome! Hesse Park, 29301 Hawthorne Blvd., RPV, www.palosverdesstrings.com 310 750-6866 or 310 614-2300 TUESDAY, MAY 15 The South Bay evening group of LaLeche meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the


www.WhatsUpForKids.com Beach Cities Health District. 7:00pm. Free. krislaleche@yahoo.com WEDNESDAY, MAY 16 Mom’s Club of Palos Verdes in a nonprofit support group for moms. They meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Rolling Hills Estates. For more information, visit www.pvmomsclub.com. SATURDAY, MAY 19 Club Yoga Kids presents a Teacher Training class from 8:30am-5pm. For more information, visit www.clubkidsyoga.com or (310) 377-6530. SATURDAY, MAY 26 Madrona Marsh, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, hosts a nature walk 10am. Free. 310-782-3989 SUNDAY, MAY 27 Madrona Marsh, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, hosts a nature walk 10am. Free. 310-782-3989 WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 South Bay Galleria, 1815 Hawthorne Blvd., Redondo Beach, hosts Kids Club. 10:30am Food Court. (310) 371-7546

TUESDAY, JUNE 5 South Bay Galleria, 1815 Hawthorne Blvd., Redondo Beach, hosts Kids Club in the Kids Club Food Court Stage, Level 3. 6:30pm. 310-371-7546. THURSDAY, JUNE 7 Madrona Marsh, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, hosts a tyke hike. 10am. $5 donation. 782-3989.

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Manhattan Village, 3200 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, hosts a special kids event with Wonder Tree. 11am. Get the details at www.shopmanhattanvillage.com FRIDAY, JUNE 8 La Leche League of Redondo Beach hosts a breastfeeding support group the 2nd Friday of every month at Beach Cities Health District. 10am. krislaleche@yahoo.com SATURDAY, JUNE 9 Providence Little Company of Mary hosts CPR for family and friends. 9am-12pm. Register at www.providenceclasses.org or call (800) 618-6659. TUESDAY, JUNE 12 MOMS Club of Hermosa Beach hosts a meeting the 2nd Tuesday of every month. For information, email hbmoms@yahoo.com WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13 MOMS Club of San Pedro meets the second Wednesday of every month at Peck Park Recreational Center, meeting room ABC, San Pedro. 10:30am. Call Marcia at 310-514-9825or saNpedromomsclub@yahoo.com. THURSDAY, JUNE 14 Providence Little Company of Mary hosts a Supersitter Class for kids ages 12-14. This 2 session class is $30. To register, go to www.providenceclasses.org or call (800) 618-6659. FRIDAY, JUNE 15 PSPA presents "British Invasion" at 2:30pm and 7:30pm. Enjoy a fun presentation full of surprises. Tickets $18, Norris Box Office 310 544-0403 or www.norriscenter.com. (Continued on page 30)

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(Continued from page 29) SATURDAY, JUNE 16 PSPA presents "British Invasion" at 2:30pm and 7:30pm both days. Enjoy a fun presentation full of surprises. Tickets $18, Norris Box Office 310 544-0403 or www.norriscenter.com. TUESDAY, JUNE 19 La Leche League of Redondo Beach hosts a breastfeeding support group the 3rd Tuesday of every month at Beach Cities Health District. 7pm. (424) 634-2660. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20 Mom’s Club of Palos Verdes in a non-profit support group for moms. They meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month at St. Luke’s Church in Rolling Hills Estates at 10am. For more information, email Susan at susan@pvmomsclub.com.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27 South Bay Galleria, 1815 Hawthorne Blvd., Redondo Beach, hosts Kids Club in the Kids Club Food Court Stage, Level 3. 10:30am. 310-371-7546. SATURDAY, APRIL 28?? Madrona Marsh, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, hosts a nature walk 10am. Free. 310-782-3989.

As event dates and time change, please call ahead! List your event free of charge on our website. Go to www.whatsupforkids.com, click on “submit my event” and enter all the details. It must be family friendly! Your event will be posted once approved.

TUESDAY, APRIL 24 Providence Little Company of Mary hosts CPR for family and friends. 9am-12pm. Register at www.providenceclasses.org or call (800) 618-6659.

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