What do you want to be when you grow up? Adults ask children this question all the time! Some know exactly what they want to be. For others, itís a question that takes a bit of contemplation. Let the L.A. County Fairís Americaís Kids/Education Expoís When I Grow Up exhibit offer some suggestions.
When I Grow Up explores the vast possibilities of career choices. Itís more than just thinkiní and book-learniní Ė the Fair brings careers to life, so youngsters can literally step inside some professions and see what they might enjoy doing when they grow up. For the young and young-at-heart, everything is possible. When I Grow Up will capture that sense of wonder, recognizing that every child has unique talents and skills that feed their secret dreams of one day becoming the person they admire the most.
A first for the Fair, the Los Angeles International Childrenís Film Festival will open here this year! Every day in Americaís Kids/Ed Expo from 7 to 10 p.m., the LAICFF will showcase live action and animated short, entertaining films from around world made for children of all ages. The Los Angeles International Childrenís Film Festival is produced by The Children's Film Festival Company, in partnership with the Los Angeles County Museum of Artís NexGen program. The Childrenís Film Festival Company is dedicated to showcasing quality films made for children from around the world, introducing children to different cultures, nationalities and creative filmmaking techniques.
There is so much more for the younger set. Who thought Kool-Aid was just for drinking? At The Vintage Craft Barn in Californiaís Heritage Square, see how the different varieties of this favorite kidsí drink can be used to dye wool. Weave a potholder on a loom, then purposely dunk it in a glass of Kool-Aid.
How about pounding some nails? This year, the Pomona Valley Affiliate of Habitat for Humanity and its team of volunteers will build TWO Fair houses during the Fair at the newly named Habitat for Humanity Park in the Home and Gardens neighborhood. Youngsters will be able to take part too, when students from the Pomona Unified School District help build eight Habitat playhouses.