San Diego Family August Back to School Issue 2019

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Short & Sweet

Lisa Gipson All-Inclusive Day of Play — August 7

If you plan to take a trip before summer ends, don’t leave without the On-the-Go Game Pad, containing five fun games in one convenient spot. Whether traveling by car or plane — or even spending an afternoon at the park — the kids will love engaging in a game of Categories, fortune telling and other fun activities. Find this product and much more at

Concerned about Summer Learning Loss? Stay ahead of potential summer slide by reading together and exploring local landmarks. Find a round-up of engaging and inspiring books at for-the-kids/book-multimedia-reviews; and check out our list of fun, educational places to go with kids that focus on STEM, history and art:

Please note: This photo of La Casa de Estudillo, which appeared on page 18/19 of our July issue, was taken by Anna Day Mona. To see the article, go to san_diego_family_july_2019/18.

FREE Water Safety Skills Classes for Kids The City of San Diego’s Portable Pool Program offers free, weeklong water safety skills classes to kids ages 3­–15 at select City of San Diego recreation centers this summer. Lessons are taught by certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors. Registration is first-come, first-served. For registration instructions, visit files/portablepoolflyer.pdf.

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Don’t miss the second annual All-Inclusive Day of Play & Resource Fair on Wed., Aug. 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., brought to you by The Special Needs Resource Foundation of San Diego, The UPS Store and First 5 San Diego. Children of all abilities will enjoy activity stations including Woody’s Roundup Corral, Comic and Superhero Headquarters, Wheelchair Awareness Course, Literacy Duck Pond and more. Parents can obtain helpful information and resources, network with parents and professionals, and enter to win prizes. Everyone is welcome — and all activities are free! Don’t miss the fun at Miramar Hourglass Recreation Center, 10440 Black Mountain Rd. (at Miramar College).

Help ease kids into the back-toschool spirit with the Antsy Pants School Bus, which features a steering wheel, roll-up door and roll-back roof, encouraging imaginative play. The Build & Play Kit includes everything needed (no tools necessary). Plus, with every item purchased, Antsy Pants helps nonprofit KaBoom! build playgrounds for underprivileged kids.

Out & About with Kids 2019

Have you picked up this year’s edition of Out & About with Kids? It’s San Diego’s best annual guide for local and visiting families, featuring hundreds of kid-friendly things to do throughout San Diego County. If you haven’t grabbed a copy yet, find it at your neighborhood Albertsons and Ralphs stores, or access the digital edition at