We also have fun outside
the home! Educational and fun field trips are planned in advance with notice and approval of the parent. They are free of
charge. We occassionally attend play dates with our local play group. The kids really enjoy the social interaction and
the fun and exciting things we do.
There are never any extra
charges or fees for field trips.
Get Out of the House and Make Each Day an Adventure!
Babies don’t care if it’s
winter or summer -- they still need to play and learn. Learning is a full-time job for children, and they know no bounds when
it comes to this. So instead of letting the weather dictate what you can do, try some of these options:
Check out local museums of all types: art or culture museums, science museums,
history museums, etc. Even if all you do is cart baby around in the stroller, he’ll enjoy looking at pictures and displays,
and so will you!
Don’t forget your local children’s museum or one in an adjoining
city. They have areas for young babies as well as older ones.
Your local park district may have indoor activities for babies, such as wading
pools and age-specific equipment.
Indoor playgrounds, such as Discovery Zone, can be lots of fun once baby can
get around on his own. Chuck E. Cheese’s combines indoor fun with food, so you can have lunch out as well. Just remember
to follow the use and size recommendations and to watch baby at all times. Older kids might not be as careful as you’d
like them to be around your baby.
If you absolutely
can’t get out of the house, make each day special by trying some of these ideas: play lots of different music in the
house and sing along while dancing with baby, buy a collection of new books and read different ones each day, color with crayons,
paint with water colors, bake different things for baby to try (when old enough!) and use your imagination. You can make each
day an adventure!