what kind of activities can i get my four year old and 2 1/2 yr old involved in ?

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Michelle - posted on 01/23/2009

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I take my daughter to My Gym.  It is a franchise so if you go to their website I'm sure you will probably find one in your area.  My daughter has been going since she was 6 months (she's 15 months now) and she loves it! 

Jackie - posted on 01/23/2009

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I had my daughter in gymnastics at 18 months (mom and tot)  I think they can start going in on there own at 3, so for now and I've seen this at my gym lots, you could do the mom and tot with your little one and have your older one in the other class at the same time.  At 3 my daughter was in swimming as well as dance.  I am looking forward to soccor, but she must be 4 for that.  My daughter is now involved in pre-competitive gymnastics, and just loves it!!! 

Luanne - posted on 01/23/2009

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buy videos and learn from them, or order books, self-teaching yourself and you kids. remember some of the most famous people come from small towns. don't be scared try it. write to libraries and companies and ask for free sample of books of activites. Why don't you start some clubs around the little towns around you. like t-ball start a team for under 10 yrs old, and ask people from other small town to come to your town and play. then when you guys have a winning team have a barbecue then start a hockey team good luck

Luanne - posted on 01/23/2009

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music is the best beginner piano lesson, painting, art and crafts. change with the seasons spring- show them how to make compust and plant seeds and bulbs. then in the fall save the seeds and replant the next spring. Summer paint rocks and put around the flowers they grew, and in the fall press the flowers in a book that they grew and then put them in a frame and give to grandma for xmas.

Tiffany - posted on 01/23/2009

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Dance classes, gymnastics, swimming. They offer wee-ball where I live for the 3-4 year olds that aren't old enough for t-ball.  My daughter also loves going to our local library during the summer where they have activities such as story-telling & arts & crafts.



My daughter is almost 4 and we also do plenty of fun things at home such as letting her help "cook", finger painting & regular painting on paper and on resin statues that they sell at walmart, she also has a thing for collecting rocks.

Jennifer - posted on 01/23/2009

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I find being a single mom of two small kids can be hard on the pocket, even so if still in the milk and diapers stage....Thats why I take my two out for a walk after supper, we go to the play ground just down the road from us... They have lots of fun burning all that energy that we so wish we have.lol. I don't have a car so, and I live in a small place with no activity, would love to take my kids to dance, swim, and play ball, but it is hard to do on a budget and no wheels, so even if this is no help to you hopefully it will be to another mom....

Twanita - posted on 01/23/2009

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I know that they have dance and gymnastics avaliable starting at age 3. Those would be pretty good ones to try.



 

Shallon - posted on 01/23/2009

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hello there - i have a 3 1/2 yr old little girl - she has just turned old enough that she will be in soccer this summer - it is only once a week for an hour so not too demanding of time... as well - i have had her in swimming since she was only a few months old - our local rec centre does lessons for all ages - usually only once a week - u pick the day and only a half hour long... and this past fall i enrolled her into ballet - it is once a week and it will finish just as soccer is starting - so she has something to do but my time isnt overwhelmed by activities and my finances are limited and these are things i can afford. there is also gymnastics (which can be pricy).  I will also be enrolling my son in swimming again in the spring - it usually runs 4 times a year-  once each season... so i put him in once a year for different levels... this will be his second level... it goes by age... t- ball would be a good one for ur 4 yr old as well... hope this helps!

Cheryl - posted on 01/23/2009

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I forgot to mention...some kids have food allergies...there are many variations of the recipe on line

Cheryl - posted on 01/23/2009

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Peanut Butter Playdough - edible - safe & fun for both ages



 



Ingredients:
One 18-oz jar creamy peanut butter
6 tablespoons honey
3/4 cup non-fat dry milk



Directions:
Mix ingredients together, using varying amounts of dry milk for desired consistencies. Knead it with fingers, forming into desired shapes, adding other foods like M&M's or peanuts for eyes, mouths, etc. Great fun!

Cheryl - posted on 01/23/2009

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Peanut Butter Playdough - edible - safe & fun for both ages



 



Ingredients:
One 18-oz jar creamy peanut butter
6 tablespoons honey
3/4 cup non-fat dry milk



Directions:
Mix ingredients together, using varying amounts of dry milk for desired consistencies. Knead it with fingers, forming into desired shapes, adding other foods like M&M's or peanuts for eyes, mouths, etc. Great fun!

Jennifer - posted on 01/23/2009

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I like to take my 2 kids for a walk after supper... That way they get their exercise, fresh air, and it also drains that last bit of energy out of them, so they can have a great sleep.. I am a single mother of a 4 year old boy, and my little girl just turned 3 in December, it is a great thing to do and gives you that quality time...If you have snow like us, bundle up and slide...

Jaime - posted on 01/23/2009

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i find that swimming is a great activity to start kids with at these ages. it keeps them active while in the pool and it also teaches them skills that they will need.while also having loads of fun. its a little tricky taking my 2 together so i find that going with my sister and her son is a great help

Carianne - posted on 01/23/2009

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Soccer is a great one, even for that young. You may want to try the local ymca if there is one near you. They all chase the ball at the same time, its really cute

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