Best places to take your kids

December 31, 2007 4:36:16 PM PST
The best places in the Bay Area to take your kids to play, to eat and to shop! Get fresh ideas daily. It's all at your fingertips!

Get fresh ideas on what to do with your kids, daily! It's all at your fingertips. San Francisco editor for, Andrea Arria-Devoe, came here to show us some of the best places to play, eat and shop in the Bay Area.

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Bird School for Music
Kids are encouraged to start bands. Free-flow jam sessions encourage collaboration and good listening skills.

Dabney Oliver does astrology readings for moms, babies and children. She reads your child's chart based on their date and time of birth. It's mostly for fun and a way to gain a little insight into your child's personality.

Language At Play
Spanish, French, and Mandarin classes for kids ages 1-7. The philosophy is that if you give kids a head start on learning languages it's much easier for them to speak without an accent and with more confidence as they get older. Plus, they make it a lot of fun.

Lemon Drop
This is a really great kids line from local designer, Dannette Schieb. She owns Lemon Twist with her husband in Hayes Valley. The clothes are like miniature versions of the 60s-inspired adult line. We love the A-line polka dot coat and matching shift dress as well as the funnel neck shift.

Kuku Nest
This is an adorable new ecofriendly kids bedding line created by two Oakland moms who couldn't find styles to match their modern aesthetic. They also have matching wall decorations that are a cinch to apply.

Modern Twist
Here's a fun quirky product we found. Kids can hide their PJs, stuffed animals and other treasures inside the PJ Pocket Pillow, a fun home accessory from a great company based in Berkeley called Modern Twist.

Baby Plaques by Rae Dunn
These elegant ceramic plaques made by local ceramicist Rae Dunn are sold exclusively at a store called Egg and the Urban Merchant in Cole Valley. They're custom-etched with your baby's birth date. Again, our priority is to support, independent local designers.

Batter Blaster
Organic pancake mix in a pressurized can. This is actually a product I wrote about for the regular edition of DailyCandy SF but kids absolutely love it. It makes light fluffy pancakes and there's no messy batter bowls to clean up afterwards. It's a treat for kids of all ages.