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FREE App: Cocoons and Caterpillars: A Stella and Sam Adventure

The Stella and Sam series are based on a Canadian TV show and the corresponding best selling picture books.  My kids love these interactive stories that are a combination storybook and cartoon.  This app will appeal to young kids ages 1-7.   Cocoons and Caterpillars: A Stella and Sam Adventure usually retails for $2.99 but is free for a limited time.  It is compatible with both the iPhone and the iPad.

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SBY Basketball Fundamentals Camp

South Bay Youth Basketball and CSU Dominguez Hills will conduct their annual Basketball Fundamentals Camp on May 18, 2013.  This one day camp is open to all kids ages 5-8.  My son has attended this camp in the past and it’s really great.  The Men’s head basketball coaches conduct this clinic and your child will even receive a T-shirt and basketball all for the low price of $30!  Sign up soon though because space fills up fast.

SBY FUNDAMENT 2013 Flyer/Application

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Starbucks Deal!

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Get your Starbucks for 50% off!  Right now Groupon is offering a $10 gift card for $5–just follow the link.  Woohoo!

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FREE App: Night Night

iPad Screenshot 1Nighty Night:  This adorable app is free for a limited time.  Your little one helps turn off the lights for everything that’s stirring around the house.  Compatible with iPad.

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Easter Egg Hunts

Here’s a roundup of all the Easter Egg Hunts in our nearby cities:

  • March 30th: The annual Easter Program for the City of Artesia will be held from 12-3pm at AJ Padelford Park, 11870 169th Street. Activities include arts & crafts, games, photo-ops with the Easter Bunny, entertainment, delicious food, and an Easter Egg Hunt.
  • March 30th: Easter Egg Hunts at Cerritos Regional Park, 19700 Bloomfield Avenue. Be sure to bring a holiday basket to carry goodies. The hunts are open to children 18 months to 10 years and kids will be divided by age group for the hunts by ages. Adult supervision is encouraged for children two yearsand under in the hunt areas during designated hunt times. The day will begin at 10 am and will include jumpers, family games and a craft area.  Based on my past experience, if you get there at 10:01, all the eggs will be gone so get there early!
  • March 30th: The City of Cypress will be holding its annual Spring Egg Hunt at 10:30 am at Oak Knoll Park, 5700 Orange Ave.  There will be crafts, face painting & activities, visits with the Easter Bunny, and even free hot dogs & drinks!
  • March 30th:  “Eggnormous”Easter eggs will be hidden throughout the City of Norwalk beginning March 23rd as part of its Egg-stra Eggnormous City-Wide Egg Hunt! Keep your eyes open for these eggs, and redeem them for prizes at the Information Booth at Norwalk’s Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30.  The event will be held on the Norwalk Civic Center Lawn, 12700 Norwalk Blvd. The actual egg hunts will begin at 12:30 depending on the age of your child.  For more information please contact the Recreation and Park Services Department at 929-5702.
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FREE App: Counting with the Very Hungry Caterpillar

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For today ONLY, you can download the Counting with the Very Hungry Caterpillar app for free.   This app based on Eric Carle’s beloved children’s book lets your little one “eat”  and count fruit just like the caterpillar.

Link to iPhone/iPod version

Link to iPad version

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Family Night at Cerritos Library

It’s Family Night tonight at the Cerritos Library.  Tonight’s show features the Buster Balloon show–a mix of comedy, magic and wacky balloon creations.  Show starts at 7:00 p.m.

Cerritos Library
Skyline Room
18025 Bloomfield Ave.
Cerritos, CA 90703
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Easter Bunny Garden Party

At the Cerritos mall this Saturday, you can join the Easter Bunny for a Garden Party.  Enjoy a fun garden-inspired craft, bunny snacks, and receive a FREE PHOTO with the Big White Rabbit!  The event starts at 11 am in front of Forever 21 and everything is FREE.

The Lakewood mall will also be celebrating the Easter Bunny’s arrival. Give the Easter Bunny a warm welcome and enjoy a free kids craft in Center Court near Macy*s between 10am-12pm.

Have a nice weekend!

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$1 Coffee

Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf is hosting their Spring Open House event on Thursday March 7, 2013 from 2-6pm.  Guests can enjoy a 12 oz Spring beverage for only $1!

Choose from:
–Chai Tea Cappuccino
–Scottish Breakfast Tea Cappuccino
–Anniversary Blend Tea Cappuccino
–Agave Nectar Sweet Tea
–Blood Orange Sweet Tea

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Preschool Fair

MOMS Club of Lakewood, CA (MOMS) is hosting its 2nd annual Preschool Fair on Saturday, May 30, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Youth Center at Del Valle park (4658 Woodruff Ave., Lakewood, CA 90713).

Free and open to the public, the fair is a community event that offers parents a forum to receive information about area preschools, ask questions of school representatives, and sign up for tours. Summer camps and educational programs also will be featured, along with various community services and vendors. Kids will enjoy entertainment and crafts, including parachute play sponsored by Gymboree of Long Beach.

MOMS Club of Lakewood recognizes that once you have decided your child is ready, choosing the right preschool can seem daunting. It is important to weigh each aspect of the preschool and make a decision that is good for you and your child. MOMS Club of Lakewood hopes that this fair will assist families in understanding their options, in what is known as the first step in a child’s academic journey.

Last year’s event on May 26, 2012 – the first preschool fair of its kind to be held in the Greater Lakewood Area — was hugely successful with 13 schools represented and more than 150 patrons. This year, the MOMS Club of Lakewood is expanding the event. We expect approximately 20 schools and 10 summer camps, educational programs, and community services to participate. Some of the many schools attending include: ABC Parent Participation Preschool/Adult Education, Bellflower United Methodist Preschool, Bethany Lutheran School, Edgewater Preschool, Gaines Head Start, Grace Christian Schools, Gymboree of Long Beach, KinderCare, Lakewood Christian Schools, Lakewood Village Community Church Nursery School, LBCC Child Development Center and Lab Schools, Long Beach Christian Day Care Center, New Life Preschool and Kindergarten, Parkcrest Early Childhood School, Preschoolers and Parents Learning Together and Practical Parent Talk, Tutor Time, and Valley Christian Schools. The following summer and educational programs also will be represented: Academic Learning and Languages, Averyboo, Challenger Sports, City of Bellflower, City of Lakewood, El Dorado Nature Center, Iacoboni and Nye Libraries, Kick It Up, and Readwrite Educational Solutions.

Event sponsorships are always needed and appreciated, given that MOMS Club of Lakewood is a local non-profit organization that serves mothers with little funding. Proceeds from vendors participating in this year’s event will be donated to Children Today (www.childrentoday.org), a local charity that provides community-based services to children and families experiencing homelessness. Thank you to our current sponsors, Gymboree of Long Beach and We-Tee’s.

For more information about MOMS Club of Lakewood please visit http://sites.google.com/site/lakewoodmomsclub

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