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Summer in San Diego
Summer in San Diego
School will soon be out for the summer and you may be wondering what to do with your little ones. Not to worry, there are tons of exciting things for your kids to do. Keep the kids entertained with these failsafe ideas for things to in San Diego over the school holidays…
GENERAL SUMMER IDEAS
Summer reading list
As the school year ends, kids will have more time to read their favorite books. Be it before bedtime, at the beach or during down time, there is always an opportunity to read a book.
This is a great way for kids to continue to read outside of school and develop their comprehension skills. Here are some suggested readings for kids aged six years and younger:
– If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Numeroff
– Cat the Cat Who Is That? By Mo Willems
– A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond
– Horton Hears A Who! By Dr. Seuss
Creative crafts for kids
During the summer toddlers can show their creativity while having fun by decorating a potted plant, painting a treasure box or customizing their room with beautiful paper lanterns.
Have your kids ever made Tie Dye shirts? Supplies are cheap and kids can wear them throughout summer. Keeping toddlers busy by letting them create their own art is a great way to spend their summer day.
Fun with food
Summer is all about great food during the Fourth of July, eating at local fairs and, when traveling, eating out a lot. Spend some time with your toddlers by cooking and baking easy recipes with them such as firework cookies and decorative cupcakes for upcoming holidays.
Enjoy the dessert at home or bring it to a picnic at the local park. Better yet, organize a playdate and share the fruits of your labor with friends.
Let’s go outside
Invite the neighborhood kids to play outside. Toddlers can have fun by drawing with chalk on the street, playing their favorite sport at the local park as well as various water balloon games.
Toddler summer camps
A great option for parents in need of a “sanity break” is summer day camp. Often offered in full or half days, summer camps can specialise in art, drama, dance, sports and so on.
Younger toddlers typically do best with half day camps. Meanwhile full day camps can provide more comprehensive summer activities for older toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarteners.
An added bonus? Full day camps give harried parents a bit more time to get things done on the home-front, or just take a well deserved rest!
SAN DIEGO SUMMER IDEAS
In a big city such as San Diego, here are always things to do, places to go, and things to see. Here are some fun summer activities for toddlers in San Diego!
San Diego is situated along the coast and beaches like La Jolla Shores and Mission Beach are all open to the public. Your family can enjoy fun in the sun by surfing, swimming, boogie boarding, building sandcastles, collecting seashells etc. There are great places to hike as well, the most popular trail being Potato Chip Rock in Poway.
Explore tourist attractions like Balboa Park, USS Midway Museum, Old Town San Diego and Seaport Village. Last but not least, if you are looking for adventure and rides, stop by Belmont Park and SeaWorld San Diego for oodles of fun.
Finally Dance to EvOLvE invites kids to dance throughout summer by taking weekly classes as well as signing up for our summer camps for toddlers and preschoolers. Dance is a great way to keep kids both happy and active.
“Just want to say that Ms. Shirley is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. She is great…so full of energy and there is not one dull moment in class. Ms. Shirley keeps them engaged the whole time and my daughter can quite bored and distracted quickly and she stays involved the entire class with Ms. Shirley…so I just wanted to say thank you!”
“We first discovered Dance to EvOLvE through a free dance program they put on at the local library. Since then, my daughter has been taking a Tiny Movers class for almost a year now (tap/ballet combo) and she absolutely loves it! Miss Amy is an AWESOME teacher! She is very knowledgeable about dance and makes the classes fun, age-appropriate, and encouraging for the kids. We’ve done a few makeup classes also and all the other teachers we encountered were so friendly, professional, and great with the kids. The company makeup policy is very flexible, which was so helpful when we had to miss class due to illness or travel. My daughter recently participated in her first recital and it was SO GREAT! The teachers did an incredible job preparing for a quality show. The dances were eclectic, the costumes were top-notch, the price was reasonable, and the kids seemed to have a great time! Overall, we have LOVED our experience with Dance to EvOLvE and plan to continue classes this summer and fall and beyond. We highly recommend this company if you’re looking for dance classes for your child!”
“Brittany White is a consummate professional who has created a unique and outstanding dance instruction enterprise with Dance to EvOLvE. From the moment I met Brittany and she presented her teaching concept to me, I was sold! I was fortunate to have Brittany and her staff teach dance to my middle school students at a large and successful after school program for several years. EvOLvE staff did not just instruct dance, but showed the students how to choreograph their own dances, a skill and talent that will last them their lifetimes. The EvOLvE student dancers loved their dance classes and teachers very much! I watched students transform from shy and reserved to outgoing and adventurous dancers and choreographers under EvOLvE’s tutelage. Both the dance classes and all student performances were truly first class. Brittany is also an excellent and well organized event planner on top of her knowledge of dance and teaching. I highly recommend Brittany White and Dance to EvOLvE!”
“My daughter is constantly playing ‘I’m Ms. Sara and you’re taking my dance class.’ She uses all the terms she has learned– passé, arabesque, heel-toe, etc. and leads her little sister, her dad and myself in a class, helping us out if we are doing a move incorrectly. She even gives us a sticker on our hand and a hug when ‘class’ is over. :-)”
“I enrolled my daughter in a tap/ballet class through our community rec center. The instructors with Dance to EvOLvE provided age-appropriate direction for the children, and kept it fun and engaging for the hour-long class! My daughter absolutely loved class. I’ll definitely be signing her up for the next semester!”
“Thank you so much! I know that my daughter will enjoy this season. EvOLvE has been a great experience for her! We were so surprised and pleased when we saw her get up in front of an audience and introduce a dance number and more than one! That is something she would never have done before EvOLvE.”
“We have only just started dance classes with our 2 year old but my daughter loves it so far and cannot wait to go to her next class. Miss Megan is a great teacher, very patient and positively reinforcing with the little kiddos. I highly recommend both Miss Megan and the organization as a whole.”
“I wanted to let you know how much we absolutely loved the recital. It was so well done and so much fun. Having the teachers dance at the end was a fun surprise and we really enjoyed that! My daughter started taking classes with EvOLvE in April and this is her first experience with dance. We adore her teacher, she is so wonderful with the girls. Thank you for making her first dance recital such a wonderful experience for her. She’s still doing her tap dance all over the house!”
“I saw a review of EvOLvE come up in my Yelp feed and decided to give it a try. My daughter is 2.5 and the ballet/tap class was exactly what I was looking for! Short (45min), simply and fun! Her teacher was absolutely wonderful! She is bright, sweet, encouraging yet strict. All the girls were having a great time! If you’re looking for a hard core competitive dance class for your child this is not for you but if you want something easy and fun then sign up! Prices are very reasonable too!”
“We enrolled the girls on Saturday and they loved the class! They’re also really excited to be doing tap for the recital this year! My husband and I were just talking about how much we appreciate the high quality program you run at EvOLvE. Thanks to all of you for the wonderful job you do with our children!”
“My daughter is currently enrolled in the Saturday class and I plan to sign her up again for the fall session. She really loves the teacher, Miss Andrea.”
“So happy to see the progress in the parent observation class today. Just wanted to share how extremely happy we are with our experience here. Miss Andrea has done an AMAZING job with my daughter and helping her develop a love for dance! Thank you for an excellent experience!”
“Ms Andrea has developed such a wonderful rapport with all the students. My daughter is extremely shy and following a year of instruction at another ballet school we decided to try Dance To EvOLvE. My daughter has since blossomed and has really developed a love for dance and I think that is attributed to the great job Miss Andrea has done.”
“We started with Dance To EvOLvE a few months ago, and my daughter loves it! Miss Megan is so patient with the girls and does such a good job on keeping them focused! We will continue to attend the tap and ballet combo class and I would recommend it to anyone with kids boys or girls!”
“We love Dance to EvOLvE! We started in the Magical Munchkins class when my daughter was two. It was so hard to find a class for that age, and this one was perfect. Super fun and quick pace to keep their attention, my daughter loved it. She has now been going non-stop (just took 2 months off for summer) and she looks forward to it every week (as do I)! She has now moved up to the Star Shiners class, and is learning a lot. She loves practicing her moves at home. If you are looking for a non-competitive and fun environment to learn dance, this is a great option.”
“I love what dance class is doing for my daughter. She’s a really shy little girl. Since taking these classes, she’s really come out of her shell. She’s created new friendships as well. Ms. Andrea is amazing with all the little girls. My daughter talks about what Ms. Andrea taught her as soon as we get home.”
“We were not going to have Liliana in the recital and changed our minds. I thought she would just stand there on stage but she really enjoyed herself today. I want to thank you guys, especially Andrea, for helping my little shy girl come out of her shell a bit more. She is really loving dance and pretty much spends the whole day moving and singing.”
“I also wanted to let you know how much we absolutely loved the recital. It was so well done and so much fun. Having the teachers dance at the end was a fun surprise and we really enjoyed that! My daughter started taking classes with EvOLvE in April and this is her first experience with dance. We adore Miss Jenny and she is so wonderful with the girls. Thank you for making her first dance recital such a wonderful experience for her. She’s still doing her tap dance all over the house!”