How to Occupy Your Kids During “Take Your Child to Work Day”
Paris gets a taste of coming to work with her mommy.
Children add so much joy and laughter to our lives. We love to spend quality time teaching our children to one day have the same great work ethic that we have. “Take Your Child to Work Day” allows for parents to show their children what a day is like in the life of a “grown up”. They are given an opportunity to help their parents by labeling file folders, shredding papers and putting things in alphabetical order. But when parents must get some work done in the midst of the fun, what can you do?
SERVPRO® of Pompano Beach has put together some creative ways to help our kids pass the time at work.
Kids Day Kit
A good “workday” kit includes some of the following items:
- Crayons or markers
- Construction Paper
- Blunt Scissors (for older kids)
- Coloring Books
- And if all else fails…an iPad LOL
Large Cardboard Box
Here at SERVPRO® of Pompano Beach, when you add a cardboard box to a group of kids, imaginations soar! The cardboard boxes are customarily used for customer pack outs, but for a kid, it allows them to create all sorts of things. There are so many things you can create with a large cardboard box. A house, a fort, a castle or a boat are just a few different ideas that can take up lots of time. Make sure that any cutting out of windows or doors is done by an adult, though.
Nothing helps ease some boredom better than snack time. Crackers, chips and juice give the kids just the pick-me-up they need after that hard day of working with mom or dad. It helps boost morale when the troops are getting restless.
Take a Break
Sometimes you may even want to get in on the action and take a break from the humdrum of work. Color a picture or watch a show on your iPad with your child. Because time goes by so quickly, spending this type of quality time with your child is essential for their overall mental health and well-being.
These moments don’t come by often so take this time to just enjoy the company of your child. Let them see some of the things you do at work so that even conversations at home become more relatable when you talk about how your day was. Kids love being with their parents and it’s moments like this that you will grow to treasure as they grow older.
SERVPRO® of Pompano Beach Welcomes the Opportunity to Service the Village of Wellington
Wellington is known for its equestrian events
SERVPRO® of Pompano Beach is so excited to announce that we have been granted the ability to service Wellington in Palm Beach County; one of the great communities here in South Florida!!
The Village of Wellington is a beautiful area located just west of West Palm Beach and Lake Worth. It is known for its equestrian community and hosts the Winter Equestrian Festival, the longest running horse show in the world. It is also home to the International Polo Club Palm Beach and the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.
Money Magazine listed Wellington as one of the top 100 places to live. There were fewer than 100 residents in Wellington at its inception in 1953, but now it has grown to over 61,000 residents. It features beautiful areas dedicated to urban living and exquisite natural areas for outdoor activities.
Wellington houses 11 Palm Beach County A-rated schools (some of which offer magnet programs) and maintains its safety and services for its residents by working with the Sheriff’s Office of Palm Beach County and its Fire Rescue.
Areas of Interest
This “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design” (LEED) Gold Certified building allows residents to pay their water bills, apply for a permit, attend a council meeting or speak with a Village representative. It really is a one-stop shop that provides a model for sustainable infrastructure in Wellington.
This beautiful memorial was designed to honor those who lost their lives in the tragic events that occurred at the World Trade Center In New York, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and on Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. It serves as a place of remembrance and reflection for its visitors.
Amphitheater & Scott’s Place
The Wellington Amphitheater includes a state-of-the-art lighting and sound system located next to Scott’s Place’s Barrier-Free playground. It is available for concerts, movie nights, school functions and plays. Scott’s Place is a perfect playground for children with or without disabilities. It contains slides, wheelchair ramps, swings and other attractions.
Located on Forest Hill Boulevard, the 2-story, 26,000 sq. ft. facility overlooks the beautiful Lake Wellington. It gives the residents the ability to hold events and serves as a hub for the village.
Big Blue Forest Preserve
This undeveloped 92-acre tract of land containing wetlands and many old-growth cypress trees is lovingly called the Big Blue Forest Preserve. It got its name from “Bink” Glisson after the blue haze that rises from the top of the gigantic cypress trees. Some of the cypress trees are said to be over 300 years old.
The mission of the Village of Wellington is “To provide high quality services that create economic, environmental and social sustainability for residents.”
SERVPRO® of Pompano Beach provides excellent customer service and short downtime to get the citizens and business owners of Pompano Beach back up and running after a natural or accidental disaster. We have made it our business to now offer these same great services to the citizens of Wellington so that they can stand behind their mission statement.
We continue to offer a wide range of services such as:
- General Cleaning Services:
- Air Duct Cleaning
- Carpet, Upholstery, Drapes & Blinds
- Ceilings, Walls & Hard Floors
- Deodorization Services
- Remediation & Restoration Services:
- Fire, Smoke & Soot
- Water Removal & Dehumidification
- Mold Mitigation & Remediation
- Catastrophic Storm
- Move Outs & Contents Restoration
- Electronics & Equipment
- Document Drying
- Contents Claim Inventory
- Biohazard, Crime Scene and Vandalism clean up
Call SERVPRO® of Pompano Beach today! We are always here and ready to serve you 24/7.
Pompano Residents: Visit the Chinese Lantern Festival in Broward!
Chinese Lantern Festival Dragon Lantern
Starting November 23rd through January 7th of next year, the Chinese Lantern Festival will be a place to be! The festival starts at 5:30 at ends at 10PM. This festival marks the first day of the Chinese New Year celebrations and features an array of lanterns. This event is family friendly and will be hosted in Broward at The Central Broward Regional Park and Stadium. This year's theme is called "Into The Wild" and will have different animal themed lanterns such as lions, dragons, and other incredible creatures from around the world. Each lantern has been handcrafted by one of 20 Chinese artists. There will also be delicious Chinese cuisine, live performances, arts and crafts, a children's puppet light show, and a dinosaur ride. For more information on ticket pricing and times, please visit the festival's website at www.chineselanternfestival.com
Looking For Free Family Fun in Pompano Beach?
Friday Night Family Movie Night in Pompano Beach
It's officially Friday Funday and you may be asking yourself what are you going to do tonight when you pick up the kids and come home from work? After dinner you could head over to "The Great Lawn" at the corner of Atlantic and Pompano Beach Blvd and watch a movie! The City of Pompano Beach Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department is hosting this fabulous family movie night tonight at 8pm. There is no better way to spend your Friday night than underneath the night sky watching a movie on your cozy blanket or picnic mat. Be sure to bring along your chairs, and any other items to keep you cozy while you watch tonight's movie "Pete's Dragon". Feel free to contact 954-786-4111 for more information. Happy Friday!