We love getting outside and staying active! Not only does it help James burn energy, but it helps us to stay social. I've listed 5 of our favorite "out of the house" activities below, enjoy! (SIDE NOTE: YOU GUYS ALWAYS ASK ABOUT MY DIAPER BAG BACKPACKS, here is the link ---> RYLAPACK.COM **Use Code: BRIT20 for 20% OFF (affiliate link.)
1.BARNES & NOBLE:
You guys are probably thinking I'm crazy, "oh great idea Brittany, so my little guy/girl can run around ripping all the books down." HOLD UP, hear me out! Barnes & Noble actually holds story time and has quite a bit of events for little ones. In our area, they have a session for children around James's age in the morning 1-2 times per week. Click HERE, to find the closest location to you that offers story time/ activities.
2. GO ON A WALK:
As part of our morning routine, James and I walk our dogs while he is in the stroller. If you have a tot anything like mine, he needs to be busy straight away. Having that 10-15 min. to kick start our day helps him calm down and gets some pep in my step as well! If it's still cold where you live, bundle up even to get the mail and let them help!
3. HEAD TO THE MALL:
We all notice it, those elderly people who walk a foot from the wall to get in every step around the exterior of the mall! Welp, you just became one of them, but you'll have to stick to a squiggly lined path chasing your toddler. James loves to go to the mall and just walk/run away from me. I actually enjoy it, I hit a few stores in-between and we visit the water fountain...everyone wins!
James and I have 2 parks we like to go to and it helps him learn how to make new friends and get out that amazing amount of energy he seem to always have. Try looking for new parks close by or nature walk type trails. Another great way to enjoy new scenery and maybe meet new people. If you are lucky enough to have a Zoo or Farm close by with activities take advantage of those as well! They often have annual pass holder discounts.
Our near by Public Library hold a play time for an hour, where the toddlers all sing and dance, complete a craft and play before we leave. James was SOOO shy at first and I'm so glad we found this group. Much needed for social interaction. It has also been helping him with following direction, taking turns, and fine motor skills.
I hope you found this list helpful! I just recently found out about some of these actives, so I felt like I had to share. Oh and cheers to having toddlers, we are all superheroes if you didn't already know that!