I'm just wondering what kinds of daily/weekly activities you guys do with your kids to keep them entertained. since dd is now 2.5 i feel like she needs more stimulation/social interaction than she is currently getting. maybe that's just mommy-guilt though.
do you do activities in a scheduled way (like swim lessons this day, playgroup this day, always go to the childrens museum this day, etc.) or do you just kind of hang out at home and do activities or what? thanks![/QUOTE]
Hi! I am a SAHM to my 3-year old little boy. I learned this past winter that it was easy to get overscheduled, even at this age! All of a sudden we were doing a scheduled activity every day of the week (swimming, two playgroups and something else I cannot even remember). It was actually ME getting overscheduled as I was trying to meet new moms and keep my son active. After a few weeks I realized I missed the spontaneity of being able to just go to the zoo or something.
My son started preschool two mornings per week this month. When he has adjusted to that, I will put him back in swim lessons again. I am considering adding kids yoga or Spanish class but don't want to get over-zealous again.
I like having at least one or two regular activities (storytime at the library every Wednesday has been great, for example) because it adds some routine. But I also like having lots of open time.
I recently made a list of activities we can do out of the house and stuck it on the fridge. I included the zoo, our local nature center, the art museum, another museum and a local park. The list helps on those days when I cannot think of anything to do.