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Kids Beat Heat at Splash Pad in North County

One San Marcos mother of three said she will continue to stress the importance of sunscreen, water and shade to her three daughters as they set off for the new school year amid San Diego's current heat wave

With the new school year right around the corner, some local parents are starting to worry about the rising temperatures amid San Diego's heat wave.

Iman Moghis, mother to her beloved “three monkeys,” knows she won’t be able to make sure all of her children are staying cool and hydrated when they’re off running around at school.

“I don’t know how else to prepare them for that except sunscreen and telling them to try and stay in the shade, drink water, always take water with you no matter what,” Moghis said.

Moghis’s three daughters -- a 6-year-old, 4-year-old and 2-year-old – spent Wednesday hanging out with their 4-year-old neighbor Scarlett at a San Marcos splash pad.

It’s a favorite place for Moghis to bring her monkeys to beat the heat.

“If there is a splash pad, that’s where we go!” she said.

Moghis’s 6-year-old starts first grade next week in San Marcos.

“It’s a big transition for her, a full day,” she said, which gives her even more reason to remind her daughter of best practices for hot summers days.

Until then, her girls will enjoy their last few afternoons together and will try to stay cool through the remainder of the heat wave.

Moghis and other parents at the splash pad agreed that the play area is small enough for them to keep a close eye on the kids and watch how they are feeling under the heat, compared to the big, wide-open beach.

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