Down Home

The SLOCA Blog

ABCs of Summer: U

Aug 18th, 2017

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Unplug.

We hope you’ve been able to enjoy a few “unplugged” days this summer, meaning screen and device-free time for both you and the kids. Try to sneak

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ABCs of Summer: T

Aug 16th, 2017

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1. Trampoline – If you have one, get out there and jump with your children. They love it when mom or dad

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ABCs of Summer: S

Aug 14th, 2017

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1. Stargazing – Find out when the next Star Gazing party is through

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ABCs of Summer: R

Aug 11th, 2017

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1. Race track – Let the kids have fun creating one out of: paper towel and toiler paper tubes, a cardboard box,

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ABCs of Summer: Q

Aug 9th, 2017

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1. Questions – Encourage questions today. What do you want to ask your kids? What do your kids want to know? Play a question game

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ABCs of Summer: P

Aug 7th, 2017

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1. Popsicles – Surprise the kids with popsicles from the store today, or invest in

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ABCs of Summer: O

Aug 4th, 2017

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Organize.

Let’s face it, we all need to do this (continually, it seems…) and summer is the best time to organize your home learning space and materials. If you

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ABCs of Summer: N

Aug 2nd, 2017

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1. Night – If your kids are old enough to stay up, plan a night time family activity: a walk on the

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ABCs of Summer: M

Jul 31st, 2017

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1. Movies – Have you tried any of the $1 movies yet this summer? Meet up with friends in Arroyo Grande for an easy,

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ABCs of Summer: L

Jul 28th, 2017

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1. Lake – Share in the comments which lake/s you’ve visited or will be visiting this summer!

2. Listen – Go outside and just

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ABCs of Summer: K

Jul 26th, 2017

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1. Kayak – This popular activity in our area is fun for all ages. Here’s a resource to help choose where to go:

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ABCs of Summer: J

Jul 24th, 2017

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Joy – Find joy today!

What brings you joy? This photo reminds me of one thing that causes joy to bubble up in my heart: when my kids are happily playing and having fun together. I

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ABCs of Summer: I

Jul 21st, 2017

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Ice cream is a MUST for summer, but beyond that:

1. Indoor Breakfast Picnic – Why not? (It doesn't have to be fancy...)

2. Ice

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ABCs of Summer: H

Jul 19th, 2017

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1. Hikes –  According to the Tribune, here’s all you need to know about the best hikes in SLO

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ABCs of Summer: G

Jul 17th, 2017

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1. Games – Play a game with your kids today, indoors or outdoors. Maybe it’s time for a family game night. Invite

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ABCs of Summer: F

Jul 14th, 2017

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1. Float - In a pool, or treat everyone to root beer floats, or try one of our family’s favorites – an affogato

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ABCs of Summer: E

Jul 12th, 2017

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1. Eat outdoors – Picnic, backyard BBQ, food truck…

2. Earn money this summer – Enterprising youngsters and teens

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ABCs of Summer: D

Jul 10th, 2017

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1. Donuts – Indulge a little, whether at a hip local donut shop, or make your own.

2. Doorbell ditch – But leave a

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ABCs of Summer: C

Jul 7th, 2017

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ABCs of Summer: B

Jul 5th, 2017

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1. Beaches – Duh. But here’s a list of local beaches you can try out this summer. Find a new

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