BEST OF L.A., Y'KNOW, FOR KIDS

  1. Kids' Party Magician
    Ramon "Wacko" Medellin's Wacko Show includes card tricks and hundreds of balloon creations that are full-blown art.
  2. Kids' Comedy Show
    Second City's Really Awesome Improv Show's child-friendly comedy happens every Saturday at noon. Tickets $5.
  3. Educational Toy Store
    Landis' Labyrinth in Larchmont takes toys back to basics.
  4. Children's Book Store
    Like the Amoeba for the children's book world, the aptly named Children's Book World in Pico-Union has something for every kid.
  5. Kids' Rock & Roll lessons
    Neighborhood Rock School isn't the largest or fanciest rock music instruction school, but it's the best for dedication to teaching kids with special needs.
  6. Kids' Resale Clothing
    Grow Kid Grow sells barely worn outfits for newborns to teens. Bonus: unlike most resale shops, you can return any item your kid doesn't like.
  7. Free Art Studio for Kids
    Boone Children's Gallery is part of LACMA and open 6 days a week.
  8. Creative Baby Clothes
    Flicka on Larchmont sells mini vintage concert T's, while Kumquat in Eagle Rock features only local designers.
  9. Best Kids Crafts
    Swains sells hundreds of hobby kits that will keep them occupied -- also offers $5 classes.