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Share YOUR Kidspace Story

3225 Today is National Tell a Story Day and we are asking our members and visitors to share the story of their first visit to Kidspace. Whether that story is from your first visit as a kid or when you brought your own kids, we want to hear from you.

In 2017, Kidspace Children’s Museum welcomed more than 371,000 visitors. It is our mission to nurture the potential of all children through kid-driven experience, inspiring them to become joyful, active learners.

Book Share: Imagination Week

For my most recent birthday, I received a wonderful book called Toy Stories: Photos of Children from Around the World and Their Favorite Things by Gabriele Galimberti. It is a delightful book for so many reasons. First, as someone who has dedicated their career to the art and science of play, toys are often the best portal to engage in imaginative play. This book celebrates children, their toys, and play in a simple and thoughtful way. Secondly, I am intrigued with the toys children chose to share and what it may or may not say about their society, their family, and themselves.

Book Share: Math Week

This week at the Kidspace Book Club we are reading books all about Math. There are lots of ways that we use math every day. We use math for maps, cooking, and music!

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For my math Book Share, I was inspired by Loreen Leedy’s book, Measuring Penny. In this book a young girl named Lisa gets a homework assignment to measure something. Lisa decides to measure her dog Penny. She learns so much about her dog, I decided to measure my dog too. 

Kidspace Introduces PLAYDATE

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Kidspace Children’s Museum will host its inaugural PLAYDATE event on Saturday, July 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This after-hours fundraiser invites guests, who are 21 and over, to sip signature cocktails, wine, beer, and enjoy tasty bites from event partners. Attendees will play their way through this one-of-a-kind museum experience while supporting a good cause.

Book Share: Art Week

For Art Week of Kidspace Book Club I chose to read the book “The Colors of Us” by Karen Katz. The book is about a 7-year-old girl named Lena and her journey to paint a self-portrait. Lena wants to use brown paint for her skin and with the help of her mother, who is an artist, she soon discovers that the color brown comes in many different and delicious shades. On a walk through her neighborhood, Lena identifies the colors of her friends’ skin by comparing them to tasty foods such as honey, peanut butter, chocolate cupcakes, and French toast.

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Book Share: Technology Week

Book Shares!

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Book Shares at Kidspace Book Club!

I’m so excited that this summer Kidspace is hosting its first ever book club! Each week you are invited to choose any book you want to read about a chosen topic, and find a way to share it with us in our Kidspace Book Clubhouse in the Arroyo Adventure. Once you show us your ‘Book Share’ you will earn an exclusive button for that week.

STEAMing through Summer: Science

 

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Welcome to Kidspace Book Club, Week 1. S is for Science. When I think of science, I think of the wonderful world around us with so many amazing things for us to explore. I am super curious about the great outdoors and have a lot of questions. I think it is very cool that every little thing in nature has a role and works together. It’s pretty great that we can observe and learn about it just by going outside.

I read the Lorax, by Dr. Suess. It always reminds me that it’s up to us to always be learning about the Earth to help keep it healthy.

Performer Spotlight: The Fantastick Patrick

Hi Patrick!

Can you tell us a little bit about how you got into performing and how long you’ve been performing? 3314

When I was 9 years old a circus camp came to my hometown of Pittsfield, MA. My parents enrolled me and for some reason I excelled at juggling and unicycle riding even though my performance in sports was sub-par. By my second year at the camp I was the star of the show because I rode a 12-foot unicycle and made the front page of the newspaper.

Kidspace Technology Upgrades

Have you noticed anything different about Kidspace?

Thanks to the support Kidspace has received from the Pasadena Community Foundation, the museum has made several necessary technology upgrades. New screens have been installed at both the admissions booth and the café. The museum’s marketing department received a large format printer for in-house posters.

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