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a resource for families around the Cerritos, CA area, hopefully…

Book Bingo

Escape the heat and play Book Bingo at the Artesia Library today.  The event starts at 2:00 p.m. and all children are welcome.  You might even get lucky and come home with some free books!

While you’re there, consider signing up for their Summer Reading program (since Cerritos library’s is over).

Artesia Library
18722 S. Clarkdale Ave.
Artesia, CA 90701
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The 52nd Annual Cultural Festival at the Southeast Japanese Community Center is this weekend. There will be games, martial arts and dance demonstrations, and of course lots of delicious food. 

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Eat More Chikin


Tuesday, July 14 is Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A! If you show up at any Chick-fil-A location dressed as a cow from head to toe, you will receive a free meal.  People who are partially dressed will receive a free entree.  You can click here for an easy DIY costume.


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Splendid Warehouse Sale!



Splendid | Ella Moss Warehouse Sale

Splendid/Ella Moss warehouse sale happening this weekend!   Splendid and Ella Moss are my favorite contemporary sportswear brands. Everything is fairly casual but the fabrics are super duper soft and luxurious.  At a department store, the average retail for a top is about $60 & up but at the sale, it’s $20. This is how some of the items were priced at the last sale.

They also have stuff for kids and men as well. There are no dressing rooms so plan on pulling stuff over what you’re wearing. Parking is $10 in the building or there is metered parking, which is $4 an hour. Happy Shopping!


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Summer Reading Program

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Registration for the Cerritos Library’s Summer Reading program will begin on Monday, June 22nd in the Art Studio.  The program will run through Sunday, July 5.  This annual event is themed Get Fired Up about Reading.  This is a great program that is completely free as long as someone in your family has a library card.  Each week children track their reading requirement of 30 minutes a day and at the end of the week, they can redeem it for a prize.  At the end of the program, they are awarded a book to take home.   You can sign up online prior to going to the library to pick up the materials.

Aside from the Cerritos Library, other local libraries also offer summer reading programs.  Both Los Angeles County Public libraries and Orange County Public libraries have summer reading programs.   If that’s not enough for  you, here are some additional summer reading programs:

  • Barnes and Noble Summer Reading:  Read 8 books and bring completed reading journal to a Barnes and Noble store.  Choose a FREE BOOK from the selection on the Reading Journal list at the store.
  • Book Adventure: Free incentive program sponsored by Sylvan learning where your child can earn points to trade in for prizes.  Choose from a list of books and take quizzes to determine their comprehension of what they read.
  • Chuck E. Cheese:  Earn 10 tokens every time your child reads for 2 weeks in a row.  Just fill out the form and bring it in to claim your free token.  I’m just not sure it’s worth the headache but if you’re going there anyways, you might as well.
  • Scholastic Summer Challenge:  Read * Log In * Win Prizes–that pretty much sums it up.
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Go Fish

Fish derby 2015

On Saturday, June 6, the 2015, the Cerritos Kids Fishing Derby will be held at Cerritos Regional Park, 19700 Bloomfield Avenue. The event begins at 7 a.m. with a free pancake breakfast followed by the fishing derby from 8 to 11 a.m. Children, ages 5 to 15 years, can participate in free fishing and angler safety lessons sponsored by the California Department of Fish and Game. Each child will receive a free T-shirt and be eligible to compete for prizes in various categories. Be sure to get there early to secure a good spot.

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Summer Online Academics

Summer is almost upon us and for some of you, it’s already here (*Sorry).  Here are a couple of useful sites that may prevent your child’s brain from completely turning into mush. Last year a friend introduced me to an online summer math program recommended by her child’s teacher.  Reversing summer learning loss and helping students build a strong math foundation is TenMarks mission, which is why they are offering this program for free again this summer (regularly $39.95).  First you set up an account, then your child takes a diagnostic test, and a personalized program is designed for them.  Try it out and see what you think. SIGN UP HERE

This year another friend introduced me to ReadTheory is another free program that will help your child with the language arts aspect of common core.

If you know of any other great free online resources, please leave a comment below.  Thanks!!


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Toca Boca: $0.99 for a limited time

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I love a good deal! Right now, a bunch of Toca Boca apps are available for $0.99. These are really well designed apps for young children with quirky animation.  Several apps have won Kids’ app awards too.  They usually retail for $2.99. Get them while they’re dirt cheap!

Toca Hair Salon 2 – Toca Boca AB
Toca Lab – Toca Boca AB
Toca Town – Toca Boca AB
Toca Builders – Toca Boca AB
Toca Tailor – Toca Boca AB
Toca Birthday Party – Toca Boca AB
Toca Cars – Toca Boca AB

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Swim Expo TODAY



FREE Family Fun Day at the Cerritos Swim Center from 1-4 pm.


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Sunday, May 17 is Museums of the Arroyo Day and it only happens once a year.  What does that mean?  It means that six museums located in Los Angeles and Pasadena open their doors — free of charge — from noon to 5 for one day only.  The 6 museums are The Gamble House, Heritage Square Museum, the Los Angeles Police Museum, the Lummis Home and Garden, the Pasadena Museum of History, and the Autry’s Historic Southwest museum.  There is a free shuttle service available so you can explore all the museums conveniently. For more information, click here.

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