Ice cream!Aug. 11th

What is summer, without ice cream?! Every kid (and big kid) wants to visit the ice cream shop during hot summer months! Even better, the ice cream truck!  These cheerful little vehicles have come a long way. With the food truck trend, the good old ice cream man has had to step it up a notch;)

Before the summer is over, you must check out some frozen treat trucks. The kids will love it and the big kid in you will too. Check out some of the cool trucks we found online. Maybe you will get inspired to grab a cone.

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Ding, ding…it’s ice cream time!

 

 

 

Family FunJul. 20th

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Looking for something fun to do with the kids? Have you attended  a South Park Walkabout? It’s a fun-filled evening festival to introduce you to the shops and cafes of a charming, hip and historic neighborhood. South Park is unique and friendly.Shops are open late, with entertainment, specials, and surprises. Browse, explore, shop, and celebrate! It’s free and fun! This Saturday, July 25th from 6pm-10pm.

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We’ll be at So Childish on Saturday, July 25th from 4pm-7pm. Come by and get your child’s hand or foot impression and join in the fun. There will be a balloon artist, face painter and silhouette artist there also. Baby Garten Studio is offering up some free classes that evening, starting at 5pm. They are located in the same building and right next door.

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Taste some of the fare the local restaurants are serving and take a ride on the FREE trolley from Beech to Juniper streets during Walkabouts. Take the #2 MTA bus right through the neighborhood, along 30th St. from Beech to Kalmia (and on to North Park).

It’s going to be a fun time,so don’t skip this family-friendly event!

Summertime FunJun. 22nd

Summer is here! Summer camps and vacations are in full swing. What are you up to this summer? We found some websites with guides to the best camps and the best summer activities and vacation spots. Take a look.

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Hottest San Diego Beaches: http://traveltips.usatoday.com/top-10-beaches-san-diego-area-19148.html

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Best public pools: http://www.sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation/centers/aquatics/locations.shtml

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Summer Camp Guide: https://www.sandiegofamily.com/resources/summer-camps-and-programs

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Best Weekend Road Trips: http://vacationidea.com/california/Weekend-Getaways-from-San-Diego.html

Have a safe and wonderful summer!

Summer CampMay. 5th

Do you have plans set for summer? What will you do with the kids? San Diego offers so many great summer camps. We looked into which ones are being offered in 2015. Your kids can learn about a number of things, by engaging in different types of activities. Here’s San Diego Family Magazine’s list of the types of camps for this summer.

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TRADITIONAL DAY CAMP EXPERIENCE

SPECIALITY

SCIENCE & DISCOVERY

TECHNOLOGY & FILMMAKING

LANGUAGE

PAINTING, DRAWING, CERAMICS

ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS

DRAMA/THEATER

DANCE/MUSIC

WATERSPORTS

SPORTS

ACADEMIC FOCUS

PLAY BASED

OVERNIGHT/RESIDENT CAMPS  

SCHOOLS OFFERING SUMMER PROGRAMS

For More details on the specific camps offered, visit https://www.sandiegofamily.com/resources/summer-camps-and-programs/433-time-for-camp

Cooling TacticsSep. 16th

This heat isn’t going anywhere and the kids are melting! Let’s face it, we are all melting. Some schools are even closing earlier, because of the heat and not having AC. Looking for things to do with your little one at home or after school? Here are a few fun things that will cool you off.

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Freeze Stuff

Freeze some little toys and then try to free them. It’s fun to watch the ice melt around them!

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Now that you have found some ways to keep cool, invite some friends to join in the fun. Stay cool!

Funtastic SummerJul. 8th

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Lots of kids are out of school for the summer. Some of them are in summer camps and some are at home with mom. We thought we would share some articles that have some fresh ideas for the summer. Sometimes it’s hard to come up with new things to do, so take a gander at these ideas.

iheartnaptime.net has some good ideas for your summer bucket list! Read! Make a cool reading nook. http://www.iheartnaptime.net/50-of-the-best-kids-summer-fun-activities/kids-summer-fun-activities-48/

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Care.com has 101 Fun Things To Do With Kids This Summer. http://www.care.com/child-care-101-fun-things-to-do-with-kids-this-summer-p1017-q27919161.html

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 The folks at Red Tricycle came up with 11 pools for kids to enjoy this summer. http://redtri.com/socal/san-diego-public-pools-for-kids/

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Babble.com came up with 5 creative ways to enjoy some water play. http://www.babble.com/crafts-activities/5-diy-ideas-for-water-fun-this-summer/

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Here are the top swim schools in San Diego. Learning to swim should be a priority! http://redtri.com/socal/dive-in-swimming-lessons-for-san-diego-kids/

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Have a safe a fun summer! Don’t forget to check in with Doodlebug Designs for updates on stamping locations and stamping events.