A different kind of bookworm
Liza Purdy, a children's librarian at the Old Town Newhall Library, conducts a worm feeding as part of an interactive activity designed to teach kids about science. March 10, 2020. Bobby Block / The Signal.

A different kind of bookworm

Every Tuesday, Liza Purdy, a children’s librarian at the Newhall Library, wheels out a box of about 50 to 100 red wiggler worms for children at the library to touch and feed with composted materials like celery, coffee grounds and avocado peel.

Continue Reading A different kind of bookworm
Donna’s Day: No-bake peanut butter protein energy balls
Sunday Signal

Donna’s Day: No-bake peanut butter protein energy balls

Kids just know how to have fun, especially on those mornings when they wake up to the news of a school closing due to extreme weather conditions. The day without a rushed agenda is theirs to create, play, read and cook!

Continue Reading Donna’s Day: No-bake peanut butter protein energy balls
Newhall Library holds “musical instrument petting zoo” for kids and teens
Lyra Chaddick, toddler plays the keys on a electronic keyboard assisted by Marna Onnen, grandmother at the Green Eggs and Jam session hosted by the Newhall Public Library, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. Gilbert Bernal/The Signal

Newhall Library holds “musical instrument petting zoo” for kids and teens

Gone are the days when you would be shushed for making noise in the library. As librarian Liza Purdy puts it, that’s an antiquated stereotype and the Newhall Library is a “full throttle library.” On Monday, the Old Town Newhall Library was full of music as the library hosted a “musical instrument petting zoo” for children and teens as part of the monthly “Green Eggs and Jam” music program.

Continue Reading Newhall Library holds “musical instrument petting zoo” for kids and teens
STREAM Kids Expo helps provide a free spa day for young girls
Stylist Shannon Traweek works on Ailyn Delgadillo's hair at the STREAM Kids Expo Glamming Kids of Success event at Tresor Salon. Matt Fernandez/ The Signal

STREAM Kids Expo helps provide a free spa day for young girls

On Sunday, STREAM Kids Expo partnered with Tresor Salon and Spa to hold the first Glamming Kids For Success event, where young girls had their hair done for free.

Continue Reading STREAM Kids Expo helps provide a free spa day for young girls
TV for toddlers: set limits, make good choices
Santa Clarita Valley Business Journal

TV for toddlers: set limits, make good choices

While TV might keep your child busy, that screen time could come at the expense of other, more important activities. For example, it might be better for your child to use that time being active or visiting with family and friends.

Continue Reading TV for toddlers: set limits, make good choices
What parents can do to help kids as the first day of kindergarten draws near
Parents can take various steps to make the first day of kindergarten as fun as possible.

What parents can do to help kids as the first day of kindergarten draws near

Children experience many firsts as they make their way through infancy and into childhood. Parents often remember their child’s first word and the day they took their first step, as both are major milestones in youngsters’ lives.

Continue Reading What parents can do to help kids as the first day of kindergarten draws near
Salvation Army teams up with Walmart to ‘Stuff the Bus’
Salvation Army teams up with Walmart to 'Stuff the Bus'

Salvation Army teams up with Walmart to ‘Stuff the Bus’

Stevenson Ranch and Copperhill Walmarts and the Santa Clarita Valley Salvation Army are joining forces to provide new school supplies to local children in need during the “Stuff the Bus”…

Continue Reading Salvation Army teams up with Walmart to ‘Stuff the Bus’
Grandparents as Parents hosts bowling day
Linda Davies, support group leader bowling at the Grandparents as Parents bowling event. Gilbert Bernal/The Signal

Grandparents as Parents hosts bowling day

Families from the Grandparents as Parents program were invited to Santa Clarita Lanes to enjoy some quality time together as part of the new Bella Vida senior center program. Bella…

Continue Reading Grandparents as Parents hosts bowling day
Home safe home: Protect your children with these 5 easy tips
Despite our best efforts, children still get hurt by falls, drowning and poisoning. Take the time to evaluate whether your home is as protected as it can possibly be from preventable accidents.

Home safe home: Protect your children with these 5 easy tips

Despite our best efforts, children still get hurt by falls, drowning and poisoning. Take the time to evaluate whether your home is as protected as it can possibly be from preventable accidents.

Continue Reading Home safe home: Protect your children with these 5 easy tips