Looking for a new routine

Misty - posted on 06/16/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I have been a very busy full time college student and mommy for the past year. I had gotten into a great routine but now that I'm on summer break I feel lost. I have a very active 20 month old son who has been in part time daycare for the past year and is used to structured activities. I want to enjoy this time off with him but I need some inexpensive, fun ideas to fill our days. We have a community pool, a library and park within walking distance and I take him out on bike rides when the wind and heat aren't too bad (I live in NM). I need more...please shoot some ideas my way.

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Hope - posted on 06/16/2011

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Take him to a local library. Most libraries hold a story time and sometimes even arts & crafts activities for kids. Also check your towns parks and recreation website for free or low cost children's activities. Our city has arts & crafts, swimming, all kinds of stuff like that for kids of all ages. Also see if there are any museums in the area a lot of museums have child friendly areas and for a child as young as your son is the admission would probalby be free. For a fun once in a while activity you could try a chuck-e-cheese. I have never been as my daughter isn't old enough for those kinds of places but a few of my friends take their kids for a few hours like once a month. You could also look for local zoos or aquariums those can be great for learning and killing time; not to mention wearing out little kid legs. :)

I'd also talk to his daycare provider and see if there were any activities that they did at daycare that you can transfer to a home environment or that he had a particular interest in when they did them. It would provide him some normality in his new day-to-day life and be great for you because you know it is a no fail since he loved it at daycare.

I hope this helps. Good luck!

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Mabel - posted on 06/16/2011

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Take him on a picnic or even find a community center and see if they have some activities for his age group.

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