What to do with toddler in the winter

Lynne - posted on 11/27/2008 ( 13 moms have responded )

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I am running out of places to take my two year old in the cold weather. Our regular circuit is the Children museum in Brooklyn, NY Hall of Science in Queens, the museums in manhattan. Any other suggestions, New York City Moms?

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Nitsa - posted on 02/20/2009

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how about the new york library most for them have toddlers time where they can play and meet other children and parent can talk and it free.

Lynne - posted on 01/30/2009

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Yes, we loved going to the Aquarium, Bronx Zoo and Botanical Gardens in the last summer and fall, and i'm sure that these places are open during the winter, but they just don't seem to be as fun.  I can't wait until Rye Playland season begins.  What a great time on the boat ride we had last summer and the rides in kiddie park  and the fireworks and the shows and the carousel and the lovely weather......Boy, i can't wait until this winter season makes an exit stage right.



 



What do you think about taking a toddler ice skating?  I know Prospect Park has a rink, does Central Park still have Wollman rink?

Jacquie - posted on 01/29/2009

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The library.The prospect park zoo, The intrpided ,the cloister , Moma ,childrens musem in nyc. Barnes & Noble  children section you can stay as long asyou and read to your chil. Look on nyc parks they have events listed.

Emmy - posted on 01/28/2009

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I highly recommend the City Museum of New York on in the 100s and Fifth Avenue. They have permanent collections for children including antique dolls and a real old fashion fire engine kids can play on!

User - posted on 01/27/2009

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There are some great indoor playgrounds, also, but they require membership.  Worth the expense for indoor, winter activities, though!  Try www.timeoutkids.com.

Karen - posted on 01/21/2009

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I did this when my son was 2 and was running out of ideas.  I took him on a train ride to Long Island and back.  I packed a little cooler, some books, etc and we had a blast just riding the train for an hour or two.  He loved looking out of the windows at all the different places their were to see :)

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Check out Mommy Poppins.com - for ideas.  She has a great daily blog you can subscribe to and is always full of free and cheap things to do with kids in NYC.  She is really funny too.

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we like the public library, and the transit museum. My 3 year old adores trains.



we also like to just people-watch at grand central, and the ceiling is always fascinating for him



we also do the NY Aquarium. not everything is indoors, but the various buildings are close enough that we are willing to run from one building to the other.

Amirah - posted on 12/15/2008

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I would love to hear some of these ideas to. My son will be 2 on the 24th and I want to take him some place that is hands on, that he will enjoy.

Martha - posted on 12/03/2008

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I remember with our kids, we took them to movement classes at the Y--but that was a number of years ago. You may also want to check out the public library. Another place that our son loved was the metropolitan museum--especially during the week. Not many people there and he was able to walk about and explore.

Martha - posted on 11/27/2008

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Hi Lynne! What about FAO Schwarz at 58th and 5th? What museums do you take your child to in Manhattan?

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