Pretend City Blog

  • Top 10 Internet Safety Tips for Parents

    The Safety Squad is Here to Help with Internet Safety The OC Register included some great internet safety tips for parents that we thought we would pass along. OCSD Deputy Clay Cranford included 10 tips to help parents safeguard their children’s online privacy. Along with these tips, we included an interactive guide that was created for educators and parents, Internet Safety Squad. In addition, they included plenty of interactive games and activities to make learning about staying safe on the internet fun and effective. 10 Internet Safety Tips for Parents 1.    Ask your children about what they see/do on the Internet. 2.   Check privacy settings on all social networks, and periodically check for any changes.  3.   Monitor your child’s device and monitor usage. Also, this includes installed apps, browsing history, and text message recipients.  5.   Set up your own accounts on social media, and follow/friend your children.  5.   Review their friends and followers on social media. 6.   Know your children’s passwords and usernames, and periodically check for any changes. 7.    Don’t allow them to keep their computers or mobile devices in their rooms at night. More Information We would also like to include the […]

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  • Food Art for Kids! Inspire Healthy Eating through Art!

    7 Food Art Project Ideas for Kids This month, we’re exploring all the fun and exciting things that happen in a Grocery Store. Perhaps your child will take on the roles of a cashier, stocker, customer, or maybe even the store manager! However, in order to make smart choices in the Grocery Store, we need to understand nutrition and healthy eating. So before you head off to the grocery store, stop by the Art Studio to create art projects that will inspire healthy eating as your children explore healthy food options in a fun and unique way – through art! Find the fun, educational lead art activity day that best suits your child’s developmental level: (Pin for later for fun at-home art projects:   Mondays: Art Studio Sessions – Food Fun Specifically for:  Infants (Birth – 12 months) Not everything you buy at the grocery store is just for eating! Edible items are great for art projects with your infants as mouthing is how babies learn about the world- one lick at a time. Join us to see what your child will create.   Tuesdays: Art Studio Sessions – Paint with Your Food Specifically for:  Young Toddler (12 – 24 […]

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  • AAA Turbo Celebration

    Join us on Wednesday, July 10th from 10am to 2pm. AAA will be at Pretend City with a Turbo Celebration. The AAA Two Truck is part of the new movie, Turbo (from Deamworks) that opens in theaters next week. AAA is bringing some fun Turbo related activities to share with our Pretend City community. The following activities will be available: Photo Opportunity  Snail Art and Coloring Sheets in the Art Studio Write a letter to Turbo in our Post Office Give-Aways and raffles every 30 minutes Turbo video clips and a special PSA from Turbo and friends AAA Car Seat Safety information. Make plans to join us. Guests will also receive 20% off admission with their valid AAA card.

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