Do your children have good grades? Reward them at Boomers in Vista. Boomers offers a good grade deal: 3 tokens for every “A” and 2 tokens for every “B” with a maximum of 20 tokens per child which is a $7 value. You have to go within 6 weeks after the report card is issued and take your report card with you. http://www.boomersparks.com/park/vista/prices.html
Fun summer reading programs:
- Barnes and Noble offers a reading program for children grades 1-6. They read 8 books and then take their journal to Barnes and Noble for a free book. They can do this twice during the summer. It really helps promote reading. The journal is found at http://www.barnesandnoble.com/summer/reading.asp
- San Diego Fair also has free tickets for children if they fill out a reading log and have their teacher or librarian sign it. It will save you $7 a ticket. Here is the log http://www.sdfair.com/fair/index.php?fuseaction=tickets.reading_certificate
- The Escondido Public Library has a great summer reading program which starts on June 17. The children’s program is ages 3 to 12 (6th grade). They also have a teen reading program. You sign up at the library for these programs. The children get certain prizes when they read so many pages. In the past we have received Legoland passes, zoo passes, museum passes, fun little prizes. The teenagers have drawings. They also offer all sorts of fun events. In the past they have had magicians, Natural History Museum, animals, music, etc. Here is a calendar of events for this year (make sure you check locations): http://host7.evanced.info/escondido/lib/eventcalendar.asp?ag=&et=Children The program ends August 1. Your child doesn’t have to know how to read for this program, you can read to them.
Who doesn’t care for a good movie? Escondido Regal Movie Theater offers free movies starting June 16 every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. They show one G and one PG each day. For movie listings: http://www.regmovies.com/nowshowing/familyfilmfestivalschedule.aspx?state=CA
San Diego has residents free Tuesdays at Balboa Park. Every Tuesday several museums are free. Check out which museum is which day. http://www.balboapark.org/calendar/detail.php?EventID=370
Some of our family favorites are: Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, Model Railroad Museum, Natural History Museum, and San Diego Air & Space Museum