Books & movies for Thanksgiving break

10 fat turkeys for 4-8 year olds
Sophie’s Squash, for 3-7 year olds
Miracle on 34th street (1947), rated PG
Christmas Carol, George C Scott as Scrooge related PG

Harvest wine & food festival Watercolor Florida

Watercolor, Florida

In the 2018 harvest festival enjoy wine, food, and an auction

 Sip and enjoy some of the world’s finest wine and culinary selections from :

              Fri Oct 25 – Sat Oct 27

1-  Thursday, October 25, Celebrity Winemaker Dinners

2- Friday October 26 , Al Fresco Reserve Tasting

3- Saturday, October 27, Grand Tasting , Cerulean Park

Also to help Florida charities the  DCWAF silent auction featuring a variety of rare wines, staycations and unique experiences starts Friday, October 26 at 6:00 p.m. and will run through Sunday, October 28th.

Art books for children


Picture books for young children learning to read are the best way to learn about art. 

  • Books by Eric Carle’s Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? 
  • Leo Lionni’s A Color of his Own, a story of a chameleon and the colors he absorbs as he moves around

Other books :

1- Harold and the Purple Crayon

2- The Pencil

3- Bear Hunt ( story of a bear that draws his way out of trouble)

4- The Tunnel

5- A Walk in the Park 

For older children the more technical books:

1- 13 art skills children should know

2- Camille and the sunflowers 

3- The art book for children (1&2)

4- Draw Paint Print like the great artists

With art Children can find an expressive outlet. If they are having difficulties in other parts of the school curriculum their art becomes their chosen way to show their talent, and communicate their other hidden strengths.  For some children writing and verbalizing is not easy, and their art can become their way of communicating, offering ideas, and expressing their feelings.


Places to be on Labor day Weekend?

Enjoying the last few days of summer

Here are 6 places to visit for fun, food and natural beauty this Labor Day weekend .

Iceland – Blue Lagoon

The Retreat at the Blue Lagoon is a five-star hotel opened in April. Built on an 800 year old lava flow, hotel guests have access to the main part of the Blue Lagoon,  which flows from the same wellspring of geothermal water and features secluded lava canyons.

Sonoma, California

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend. This is the place for amazing dinners on sprawling vineyards, and winemaker hosted BBQ by talented local chefs.

Aspen, Colorado

This is the place with natural beauty, great music, and great food. Ajax Tavern’s 7th Annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Festival, on Sept 3 and Jazz Aspen Snowmass, a music festival with performances by Lionel Richie, Jack Johnson, and more.

Watch Hill, Rhode Island

Go for the gorgeous beaches, charming restaurants, and great hotels. While you are in town, be sure to check out the Ocean House’s Secret Champagne Garden.

Savannah, Georgia

Labor Day Beach Bash on Tybee Island will have live music and fireworks. Stop by the Savannah Craft Brew Fest and discover your favorite spirit while you take in the grand view of the skyline.

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

The resort is just steps away from the beach, and a large pool. Perfect for a family getaway. Enjoy the sand and the last days of sun on your skin.

Labor Day always stands as the holiday that officialy ends the summer season. Be safe and have a wonderful weekend.

Where to be to celebrate Cinco de Mayo 💐

In Denver annual Cinco de Mayo festival, “Celebrate Culture,” takes place in Central Civic Park. For families there is a parade, green chili cook-off, chihuahua races and performances on three separate stages.

In Texas San Antonio’s Market Square serves as party central on May 5, with music, Tex-Mex, concerts and colorful folklorico dancing.

New York has a parade at Central Park West, complete with mariachi music, folklorico dancers and colorful floats. For those over 21 celebrate the day with a margarita Cinco de Mayo pub crawl, organized by dozens of NYC bars.

Los Angeles hosts one of the largest Cinco de Mayo celebrations in the country with a festival known as Fiesta Broadway around El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, with dancing, music, and other performances.

In Chicago Families can head to one of Chicago’s many Mexican eateries for special menus and music or watch the annual parade on Sacramento Drive in Lawndale.

San Franciscans celebrate the best of Latin American and Mexican heritage with a day-long festival at Dolores Park.

And yes Minnesota in St. Paul’s District Del Sol on the West Side hosts one of the nation’s best Cinco de Mayo celebrations. A parade down Cesar Chavez Street, a low-rider car show, a 5K race and three stages of live entertainment.

In Phoenix Patriots Square Park, is where it all happens. A chihuahua race in Chandler, live performances on the stage in Scottsdale or enjoy three days of dancing and festivities in Mesa.


Have an amazing time.