Amy - posted on 12/17/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
Ok, I live in Wisconsin where winters can be a little cold and snowy for a few months. We recently had our first snow fall (10-12 in) and have found it very difficult to take our son outside. Since he hasn't been going to the park every day he's starting to act out, screaming, kicking, punching, etc. Hes only 19 months. We did take him out right after it snowed, but he had a hard time even walking around in the snow, and now since it's gotten cold the mounds of snow are covered in a layer of ice making it not so fun for a 19 month old to try to move around on them.
So, my question is, for those of you who live in areas where winters get a lot of snow and stuff (Or I guess anyone with suggestions), what do you do with your kids during the day instead of bringing them to the park? How can I get my son some outdoor toddler friendly activities? Or even other things you have done to compensate. He has a LOT of energy and needs to get rid of it in a useful way.