It’s a cloudy, rainy day and your little ones are restless. You look out the window, wishing you could send them outdoors to play. Well, what’s stopping you? Have you ever seen a child walk around a mud puddle? Absolutely not. Kids will go out of their way to step right in the middle of that puddle. They aren’t worried about getting wet or dirty; it’s adults who worry about silly things like that. Bundle them up, add slickers, rubber boots, and let your kids play outside in the rain.
Putting together this list brought back so many memories for me! Memories of the days when I had a baby and a toddler to keep occupied for hours and hours at a time. While my boys are a bit older now, they still would love a lot of these activities. (I even stopped putting together this list to go create the baby oil and food coloring one right then and there!)
Calgary has a wide variety of museums and interpretive centres covering topics from sports to world history; get hands-on with rotating interactive exhibits, travelling displays, and activities for all ages! Many of our local museums also feature weekday and weekend programs ideal for homeschoolers. Inspire your kids to interact with and learn about the world around them while enjoying a great day out!
These days, book clubs are fashionable - avid readers meet in coffee shops, book stores, libraries, and living rooms! For those of us who have always had our noses in a book, this is welcome news, but there are other excellent reasons for joining book groups that go well beyond following the latest trend.
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