Things to Do with Kids in Los Angeles and Orange County this March

March is here and the sight and sounds of spring are all around us. With the warmer days, March brings a wondrous and exciting time for those looking for things to do with kids in Los Angeles and Orange County. With family friendly events celebrating the The Festival of the Whales, St. Patrick’s Day and […]

The Power of a Gentle Voice

In the early part of my career in education, I worked as a reading specialist. The students with whom I worked had very slowly emerging written language skills and struggled immensely. I remember one student in particular who was exceptionally delayed. After working on a task he would look up and ask if his answers […]

Celebrating Black History Month with Kids

February is Black History Month! Since the 1970’s, the United States has set aside the month of February to celebrate, reflect and learn about the incredible contributions that Black Americans have made throughout history. Celebrating Black History Month with kids also means learning about and uplifting the tremendous amount of Black excellence in our present-day […]

Things to Do with Kids in Los Angeles and Orange County this February

February is an exciting time for those looking for things to do with kids in Los Angeles and Orange County. With family friendly events celebrating the Lunar New Year, Valentine’s and Presidents Day, and a month-long celebration of Black history, there is surely something for everyone to enjoy during the shortest month of the year. […]

3 Tips To Help Your Child Start The Semester Strong

The new year is here and whether you are a family that makes resolutions and sets goals for success at this time of year, the start of a new semester is always a great time for focus and reflection! With some effort, planning and focus on your part, you can help your child make the […]

18+ Winter Activities for Kids to Help Them Recharge

Looking for some great winter activities for kids? Winter break is the perfect time to unwind from the busy year and parents and kids alike can use this time to rest, refresh and recharge. Whether you’re planning a lowkey, at home holiday or will be traveling for the season, these tips and winter activities for […]

Franklin Holiday Gift Guide: The Top 50 Gifts For Your Child

  Wondering what to get the special child in your life this holiday season?  Franklin has you covered.  We curated a list of our top 50 gifts to help you find just what you’re looking for.  Need something for your neurodivergent child or your art loving niece?  No matter what your child’s needs and interests […]