Summer Camps in Palo Alto, 2017

Microsoft will be holding summer camps at various Microsoft retail stores around the country. The free SUMMER CAMPS in Palo Alto, CA in 2017  has a fantastic program for children. PALO ALTO  EVENT CALENDAR The summer camps will be held under the Microsoft Youth Spark banner, which aims to create opportunities for 300 million youth with opportunities for education, employment, and entrepreneurship. There is an awesome variety of fun camps available: Youth Spark Hub Microsoft Youth Spark seeks to empower all young people, especially those most at risk to being left behind, by providing access to computer science education and digital skills needed to participate in a world transformed by technology. Youth Spark Stars           Read the stories of incredible young people making a difference in their communities. Teals           Teals pairs tech professionals with educators to team-teach computer science in U.S. high schools. The SUMMER CAMPS in Palo Alto in 2017 will be held in the Microsoft retail store at Stanford Shopping Center. Please note that the parent, legal guardian or authorized adult caregiver of camp participants are required to remain in the Microsoft store for the duration of each event. Please visit the Microsoft Store website for more details. To add even more summer fun for the kids, please contact Denise at 650-740-7798. As a children’s party entertainer she can offer her services such as a magic comedy show and balloon twisting. Denise would be delighted to help plan the activities for your special celebration. … [Read more...]

Popular Car Games for Children

Summertime is probably the best time to think about car games for the kids.  Yes, it is the time for outdoor games - dodge ball, pool parties and ice cream eating contests. But what activity defines summer the most? Road trips! And don’t forget to come up with popular car games for children when traveling. Kids undoubtedly enjoy a visit to grandma’s house in the countryside or a day trip to the beach. Even a simple excursion to the nearest national park is exciting! But as much as the destination is the highlight of the trip, you can make the journey just as enjoyable. So put away the cell phone and iPad! Here are five traveling games that will guarantee hours of fun for kids (and kids-at-heart) and make the trip more memorable than, say, your Candy Crush Saga game. The Alphabet Game The mother of all car games for children! This one gave birth to countless variations. One variation of this very popular car game involves one player thinking of a grocery item - thus, it's alternately being called “The Grocery Game” - starting with the letter A. The other players will take turns naming other items starting with B, C and so on. A mental battle of wit and creativity will ensue. Another version relies more on luck than creativity - and by luck we mean license plates of other cars and road signs. The mechanics are the same but, instead of grocery items, the player has to look out for license plates or bill board signs starting with the letter A. He or she needs to shout the word spotted and move on to the next letter. The first player to reach “Z” wins. Twenty Questions This is another staple of travelling games surpassed by the Alphabet Game probably by only a small margin. Have a word written on a piece of sticky note. The word could be any object … [Read more...]