As San Diego parents help their children (and themselves) gear up for another period of distance learning, Hazard Center has all the resources needed to help engage their kids, create a learning space and build a routine.
Here are five ways our open-air shopping center and local businesses can keep things checked off your to do list:
1. Located in the heart of Hazard Center, Lakeshore Learning Store provides teaching resources and essentials – math, science, language tools, activities and more – to enhance students learning experience. Extracurricular activities such as a DIY woodworking kit, a beginner’s chess board, or an outdoor paint set will keep kids engaged and the time filled. Explore Lakeshore Learning’s YouTube channel, containing enriching videos about tips and tricks for learning at home in English and Spanish! Our current favorites are “Introducing Kids to Coding” and “What to Do When You Don’t Know the Answers.” Here’s a tip: the Lakeshore website is filled with more than 1,000 free resources, craft ideas, printable worksheets and flash cards!
2. Did you know Barnes & Noble carries a wide variety of school supplies, from notebooks to writing instruments to academic planners? Plus, pick up the classics or the latest best seller to keep reading skills sharp.
3. After your child finishes an assignment or gets distracted, plan a brain break! Orangetheory Fitness posts a daily exercise video on its website for fun, new exercises and stretches. Or, say “Alexa, play Earth, Wind and Fire!” and dance it out for a few minutes.
4. Fedex Office provides equipment and supplies you might not have access to at home – get office supplies, make copies or bind a report. Or, stay connected with your favorite college student from afar and send them a care package or a batch of cookies, just because.
5. Take an off-campus lunch break. Smashburger and Which Wich have extensive, shady outdoor patios for a quick bite. Intermezzo Espresso Café is serving a lunch deal – a full deli sandwich, a bag of chips, a cookie and a small iced tea or lemonade for $9.25. Warm days may call for a cool down with a swirl of fresh strawberry, tart blueberry or piña colada frozen yogurt from Yogurtland.
Your friends at Hazard Center wish you a helpful start to the school year!