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Old 05-17-2012, 09:57 AM   #1
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Ideas for outings with little ones

I am terrible about getting my kids out and about. Everything just flows so much more smoothly when we stay home. They play outside and i keep my house under control. But I feel kinda bad about it. So I'm thinking of scheduling one outing a week (if I don't schedule it, it won't happen). All I can think of is park, zoo, swimming. Any other ideas?

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Re: Ideas for outings with little ones

Just go to a different park by u different days. We go to one & different people come there that my kids play with. They just go & ask to play. A good way to meet people. Our play area lots come to but we could go to other afreas too & meet others....rock on with ideas to mommy2issac&noah......good ideas.
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Children's museum
Play place at mall
Library program
Visiting friends or family
Cave
Pet store to look at fish
McDonald's play place
Walks around neighborhood
Bowling

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Oh, yeah! The pet store is definitely a favorite. And we go for lots of walks in our woods (we have gorgeous walking trails), but it would be fun to get out and go for a hike. Good ideas!
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Old 05-17-2012, 11:44 AM   #5
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Re: Ideas for outings with little ones

we love going to the library! most have a children's section with toys, puzzles, etc. ds LOVES it and begs me to go. meanwhile, i can pick out some new books to read to him at home, and i usually let him get 1 movie too. bonus if you find a story time to go to that works for you. our new library also has things like "parent/child craft time" and that sort of thing. our old one didn't though, so that depends on your library.

we also have an awesome nature center in town, which i took ds to once and he spent a couple hours there, even though it was winter and we couldn't walk the trails. they had all sorts of cool stuff. there's probably a ton of random things/activities like this through your park district (if you have one). they're great for kids, and a lot of them are free!
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