Welcome - As the creators (i.e., authors) and publishers of Fun and Educational Places to go With Kids and Adults in Southern California, we are thrilled to introduce you to this premier Southern California guidebook. The book was voted the Best Family Guidebook by Los Angeles Magazine in an annual "Best of LA" issue. We've also written and published Fun and Educational Places to go Journal, designed to help your children journal about the places they visit. Check out our products list for more information about these books.
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Susan Peterson is a veteran homeschooling mom of three busy and adventuresome boys, who are now grown men with children of their own. She loves being an active grandma. Her comprehensive guidebook, Fun and Educational Places to go With Kids and Adults in Southern California and accompanying journal, came from a desire to learn and teach by hands-on exploration and education. Susan has also written weekly newspaper columns for the Long Beach Press Telegram and the Los Angeles Times and has been featured on several radio and television shows. She lends her expertise by speaking to numerous groups around the Southland about field trips - where to go and how families can make the most of their time together. Susan regularly gets rave reviews for her informative, funny and motivational talks. Contact us for more information.
Fun and Educational Places to go With Kids and Adults in Southern California
NOTE: This is the 11th edition of the book published August, 2018.
This premier Southern California guidebook was voted Best Family Guidebook by Los Angeles Magazine in an annual "Best of LA" issue. The book has 864 pages and over 2500 entries, with four indexes - by name, city, price, and theme. There is also a complete calendar section, as well as an ideas and resources section.
Each entry (see sample) has a thorough description that includes phone number, address, website (see our Links page), hours, admission, recommended ages, length of time at attraction, and birthday party potential. There is no other comparable guidebook for So Cal!
This edition retails for $25.95 and can be purchased from us directly for $25.50, which includes sales tax and shipping in the U.S. Please contact us to order by phone, or select Add to Cart to buy through PayPal.
Look for an updated mobile edition coming in 2023.
Fun and Educational Places to go Journal
This engaging journal is designed to guide and encourage kids to write about their travels. There are sections for short trips and longer trips, as well as travel tips and games. Next time you ask your kids how their trip was and they just say, "It was fun" get them more excited about and writing and drawing about their memories by ordering the Fun and Educational Places to go Journal.
The journal retails for $6.95 and can be purchased from us directly for $8.95, which includes sales tax and shipping in the U.S. Please contact us to order by phone, or select Add to Cart to buy through PayPal.
A to Z Poetry for Kids
Poetry exists ~
a lost craft that lingers still
waiting to trigger
an avalanche of pure words.
Don’t recognize this type of poem? It’s called a Tanka and it’s just one of twenty-six different types of poems you’ll find in this book. Within these pages is a treasury of poems, all designed to expand your child's knowledge of poetry. Each entry includes a letter of the alphabet and a different profession for each letter. You’ll then find a picture and a unique poem for each profession along with a description of how to write that type of poem. By the time you’re done reading this book, whether you’re four years old or four hundred, you’ll be exposed to an awesome world of poetry; one you maybe didn’t know existed!
This hardback book retails for $14.95 and can be purchased from us directly for $15.95, which includes sales tax and shipping in the U.S. Please contact us to order by phone, or select Add to Cart to buy through PayPal.
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