FREE Family Fun Event!
‘Learn & Grow’ Grows at The Cube
Over 2,000 attend Parenting OC event and obstacle course competition
Saturday October, 6th saw the return of the Learn & Grow Expo hosted by The Discovery Cube in Santa Ana and presented by Parenting OC Magazine. This free family health, education and special needs expo, sponsored by the YMCA and 100.3 K-LOVE radio, featured over 60 exhibitors and the exciting obstacle-course competition, The Bubble-Dash Games.
Over 2,000 visitors descended on the Cube for the popular event, and parents came face-to-face with a variety of private schools, preschools, online academies, Montessori schools, tutoring centers, and other learning resources to make the best, most informed decisions regarding their little ones’ educational needs. ADHD treatments, Autism programs, speech and language programs were present for special needs children and their families.
Visitors also received free health screenings provided by Healthy Smiles, Stanbridge University, and Help Me Grow, and learned about proper nutrition, while enjoying some healthy snacks provided by Alove.
Of course, no expo would be complete without some fabulous entertainment! Creative Parties for Kids painted faces, twisted balloons into all manner of creations, and delighted children with costumed characters like Black Panther, Rapunzel, and Spiderman. The bravest of the little visitors got up close and personal with snakes, lizards, turtles and tarantulas at The Reptile Zoo’s booth for an unforgettable photo op! Free child admission to the Discovery Cube was offered on this event day, and kids could also explore the African Savannah in The Discovery Cube’s newest exhibit, The Lion Guard, where they learned about all the animals living in the Pride Lands and trained to defend them in a secret lair.
This year also saw the return of the wildly popular Bubble-Dash Games, a timed obstacle course featuring a climbing wall, bubble-roller racing, and an inflatable super slide. Three Bubble-Dash champions won fabulous prizes sponsored by Toysmith, and they will be featured on the cover of Parenting OC’s 2019 Summer Fun Issue. Winners included Greyson Mino in the 5-6 age group, Savanna Pablo in the 7-9 age group, and in our 10-12 age group, the 2017 returning champion, Gianna Acacio.
“We are really pleased with the huge turnout,” said Parenting OC Publisher Randall Tierney. “Our goal was to create a family event that brings to life what we print in the pages of the magazine. Learn & Grow focuses on health and learning information inside and a healthy activity in the Bubble-dash games outside. We are promoting exercise for young children in a way that is fun and exciting. This competition is so popular, we are going to be announcing more Bubble-dash games in other locations soon.”
For more about Learn & Grow Expo or Parenting OC’s other family event, The Summer Opportunities Jamboree, coming March 2, 2019, at Discovery Cube OC, call 714-630-4510 x6.