WHAT'S YOUR PICK THIS WEEKEND?
Greetings and welcome to GISH PICKS: A GUIDE TO CULTURAL ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES, a free weekly e-newsletter/blog I created as a service to the Houston community in 2003 in which I cull from the loads of activities in our city and pick three weekend events (“PICKS”) to recommend to parents, caregivers, and educators all over Houston. I’m a mom and am always looking for cultural – yet FUN! – events for my family and I am so happy to share them with YOU. My business grows by word of mouth so please enjoy the events and please share this blog. And be sure to tell the organizations you visit that you heard about them from me. And if you’re in Facebooklandia, please sidle over there and like our GISH PICKS Facebook page and share it with your friends and family and elsewhere on social media, too. Don’t want to miss any posts? Click on the drop-down LIKE button and then check “See First” under “In Your Newsfeed.” Thanks!
There is one more week of summer for most of our kids – the Houston Independent School District starts up again on August 22 as do many other neighboring districts. And many private schools open their doors starting next week (hey, it could be worse: in states around the country, many kids are already back in school – wait, that’s a good thing for the parents, right?!). So basically, you have very little time until Summer 2016 wraps up in a beach towel and is gone. So I suggest you do three things:
1) Have lots of downtime with your kids while you can. Step away from the computer (which I’ll be doing soon, ahem), push aside the “to do” list, and hang out and play.
2) Take a day trip with the family. Galveston is, of course, an easy drive away but there are plenty of other day trips, as you can see here in this handy list of day trips from Houston.
3) Sign kids up for summer camp – there are a few camps that are still offering fun for kiddos – search my www.daycampshouston.com database for camps by date and you’ll see all that pop up.
This week’s VIDEO PICK is all about unplugging and getting out and enjoying nature and sun and each other, with the help of Bert from Sesame Street and actor/singer Zachary Levi. Enjoy!
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Have a great week, love one another, please share this, and GO.FIND.FUN.