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Things to do with your kids in Boca Raton - Kids activities in Boca Raton

November 6th, 2009

For those who may be lacking creativity, or perhaps new to the area, here’s a quick list of some fun things to do with your child in Boca Raton this weekend:

Visit the mini grocery store and bank at the Boca Raton Children’s Museum:    www.cmboca.org

Take in the beauty of the beach at Red Reef Park:    http://www.ci.boca-raton.fl.us/rec/parks/redreef.shtm

Take the kids bowling at Strikes:   561-368-2177

Visit the Japanese gardens and exhibitions at the MoriKami Museum:     www.morikami.org

Go visit the turtles at Gumbo Limbo Park:   www.gumbolimbo.org

Take a trip down the lazy river at Coconut Cove Water Park (NOTE: Usually closed for the winter season):     http://www.co.palm-beach.fl.us/parks/aquatics/waterparks/coconutcove/

Soak in some culture at the Boca Raton Museum of Art:     www.BocaMuseum.org

Ride the Carousel at Sugar Sand Park:   www.sugarsandpark.org

Visit the Children’s Science Explorium:    www.scienceexplorium.org

CHeck out the butterfly’s and boardwalk at Daggerwing Nature Center:     http://www.co.palm-beach.fl.us/parks/nature/daggerwing_nature_center/

Take in a Friday Night movie at Sunset Cove Park and Amphitheater:      http://www.co.palm-beach.fl.us/parks/amphitheaters/sunsetcove/

Feed the giraffes and drive through the safari at:      LionCountrySafari.com 

Take in a game of mini golf at Boomers:    www.BoomersParks.com

Grab a pizza and play some games at Chuck E Cheese’s:      http://www.chuckecheese.com/locations/show-map.php?Id=682

THIS ATTRACTION IS ABOUT 30-45 MINUTES NORTH OF BOCA RATON IN WEST PALM BEACH:

Stop into see the animals at the zoo:     www.palmbeachzoo.org

THESE ATTRACTIONS ARE 10 MINUTES SOUTH IN BROWARD BUT THEY ARE WORTH THE TRIP:

Walk through the gardens and the enormous butterfly habitat at:      www.ButterflyWorld.com

Hit the trail with horse and pony rides at Tradewinds Park:   http://www.broward.org/parks/tw.htm#stables

Ride the trains at Tradewinds Park:     http://www.broward.org/parks/tw.htm#trains

Take a Hayride at Tradewinds Park:    http://www.broward.org/parks/tw.htm#hayrides

If it’s hot you can enjoy the indoor playground and coffeehouse/cafe at:     www.alattefun.com

When all else fails there’s always family game night!         http://www.amazingmoms.com/htm/article_family-game-night.htm

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The Magic Of Professor Know-Y Visits Pinitos Preschool Boca Raton

November 3rd, 2009

Thursday we enjoyed a visit from Professor Know-Y of the Cole Brothers Circus. The kids loved his magic act and everyone received free tickets to the circus. Thanks for coming Professor!

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Boo To You Spooktacular A Hit With The Kids!

October 31st, 2009

I can honestly say I enjoyed Friday’s Spooktacular as much as the kids! To see them all dressed up in their costumes was adorable, but the best part was seeing their reaction to their friend’s and teacher’s costumes. We have some very creative parents who came up with awesome costume ideas! Thanks to the incredible preparation and organization of our teaching team, the day was truly spoooktacular!

In addition to the cookie and cupcake decorating, classroom parties and Halloween games, the children enjoyed a trick-or-treat parade through the school where they collected goodies for the treat bags they created earlier in the week.

Our sincere thanks to all of the parents who contributed their time and assisted with party supplies and food. I also want to send a special thank you to our teachers who always go the extra mile to make sure our celebrations are fun, educational and unique. I want to give recognition to all of the personal time they dedicated. We truly have a special group of teachers who worked together to make things Spooktacular!

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KinderMotion comes to Pinitos!

September 24th, 2009
We had a visit from KinderMotion today - a great fitness, music and dance program made specifically for preschool-age kids.
Every child had an opportunity to participate and have fun. Kindermotion was developed in 1979 by Carol Kay Harsell. An expert in early childhood education and once a dancer with the New York City Ballet Company, Harsell saw a unique need for a developmentally appropriate program that combined fitness, dance, music and health education for young children. We invited Kindermotion to bring this unique program to Pinitos to add to our extra-curricular offerings here at the school. We loved the way Kindermotion combines movement and music with athletics and academics.

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Mrs. Gloria’s cooking activity was a big hit!

September 24th, 2009

Our little bakers in Mrs. Gloria’s class had a ball with flour and dough last week! They rolled it into an oval, our shape of the week, and had a chance to feel the texture and mold it. Some seemed to enjoy it more then others!

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It’s Career Week at Pinitos!

September 24th, 2009

A huge thanks to the Palm Beach County Fire Department, Captain Mark Ator of JetBlue Airlines and Dr. Tara Dennis of Premier Women’s Healthcare. The kids truly enjoyed all you shared with them this week. Captain Mark gave all of the kids their own wings to take home and told them all about how he flies the airplane. Dr. Tara let all the children use her stethoscope and explained that she helps mommy’s get the babies out of their tummies. The Palm Beach County Fire Department came by with their big red fire truck and paramedics vehicle and they let us see inside!
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Welcome to all our new students: It’s the first week of school at Pinitos Learning Center!

September 24th, 2009

100_0213  Our new little school is seeing an ocean of new faces this week! The start of the new school year has been a very exciting time for all of us. Thanks to all of my teachers for their hard work, dedication and wonderful attitudes! Each of you is always willing to go the extra mile and it never goes unnoticed! We are all looking forward to a fun and educational school year!100_0494100_0215

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Pinitos Preschool End Of Summer Spectacular - The Circus Is In Town!

August 19th, 2009

100_0124Summer has come to an end and in celebration all of our classes held special activities and an ice cream party with our “Circus” theme. For the week’s arts and crafts project each child made their own costume, which they wore at the end of the week for the big party and parade. We had clowns, lions, tigers, elephants, bears, princesses and even butterflies! It was a wonderful day for everyone.

We will greatly miss our summer camp kids as they head back to elementary school in the fall. Good luck to you all and we’ll see you next year! Thank you to all of our teachers who made this event so special for everyone - working through many lunches and evenings to make things just right. Your hard work does not go unnoticed. Next post…..first week of the new 2009-2010 school year!

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Having a blast with Friday Fun Bus!

July 20th, 2009

So much to do on the Fun Bus:  Climb the rock wall, take a ride in the car wash, trampoline time, a game of hoops or parachute time!

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Chickens, Goats and Pigs - OH MY!

July 20th, 2009

 

Miss Gloria introduces her new friend to the class.

Miss Gloria introduces her new friend to the class.

Miss Sandra greeting one of several farm animals visiting Pinitos last week.

Miss Sandra greeting one of several farm animals visiting Pinitos last week.

Last week was an exciting one with many highlights. The greatest of which was the petting zoo right in our playground! Our weekly theme was “Life on the farm”, so it only seemed fitting to give the kids a first-hand look at many of the animals found there. Each of the children had an opportunity to hold a duck, chicken, rooster or  bunny. They could also pet a pig, a pony or a goat. It was absolutely amazing to see the genuine smiles on all the faces (kids and teachers alike)!

As part of their weekly science lesson, Miss Sandra’s class even made butter with a mason jar and a marble! Go Miss Sandra!

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