Science Saturdays- Garden Grove Regional Library

kid scientist

Mark your Calendars to join in on Science Saturdays this Fall. These fascinating science experiment days with your family will be held on select Saturdays. Get ready to do a science experiments together and talk about a science ideas.

Wonderful science books will be on display (pick out some good books and read fact books as a family).  The experiments will be geared to students in grades K-3.

Make this school year your science thinking year! These FREE events are held at Garden Grove Regional Library, located at 11200 Stanford Ave., Garden Grove, CA, from 11:00-11:30 am on November 8, 2014  and December 6, 2014


Orange County Children’s Book Festival


The 11the annual Orange County Children’s Book Festival attendance is FREE to the public!

There’s something for children of all ages at the Orange County Children’s Book Festival.  You’ll find our numerous book and educational vendors offering the latest in services and new ideas.

A favorite year after year is the children craft corner where kids make their own book markers, visors and other ‘make it take it’ keepsake items.

There’s also family fun activities such as face painting, crazy hair styling, and animal petting area, musicians, dancers, balloons, readings, drawings and much more.

Click here to download the 2013 Festival Guide!

Event Information:
Sunday September 28, 2014

Orange Coast Community College
2701 Fairview Rd
Costa Mesa, CA 92626


Enter off of Fairview Road. And Arlington

Tomorrow is We Care Wednesday at the OC Fair


A great way to visit the OC Fair while giving back to your community is on We Care Wednesdays. Tomorrow, Wednesday, July 30th a simple donation of 5 new or gently used pieces of clothing gets you in to the fair from noon to 3 p.m.

For more details see my post on the OC Fair.

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

This is a free global reading program that encourages kids to read all summer long. This addition to my Summer Educational Series, keeps kids reading books and logging their reading minutes (online and on smartphones). They can enter sweepstakes to win prizes and earn digital rewards when they complete weekly reading challenges. This year’s theme is “Reading Under the Stars!” Kids will unlock constellations and learn fun facts about space as they reach reading milestones every week.

Kids 4-14 are the core ages, but if you read to your younger children, you can log reading minutes on their behalf.

You can sign up online at .  Although kids can log minutes through any desktop browser,  mobile device (tablets or phones) browser, or through the free Scholastic Reading Timer mobile app on iOS and Android devices, you must register or authenticate via a desktop browser first. The website is completely kid safe as there are COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) laws that Scholastic adheres to. 

Scholastic also offers a lot great ideas through their Scholastic Parents Facebook page. Parents be sure to visit  the content calendar, it provides free daily expert tips and articles, activities, discounts on books, and special Friday giveaways.


Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge.