Activities For Two & Four Year Old Kids
by Sarah Smith
Hi, Annie, it's Sarah again.
Do you know of any free activities that I can get my 2 and 4 year old into outside of home?
I really want my kids to do things and have more of an exciting life. I don't like that they are home most of the time. I want them to get used to being around other children.
I would appreciate the help. Thank you so much for answering my other questions.
Annie's Adventure Ideas
I live in Australia so I have no idea what specifically would be available in your area, but here's some ideas to get you started.
Getting to meet other Moms with children is a really good way to start kids socializing more and learning to play with other kids. There is sure to be some playgroups in your area, where kids can play with various activities, and the Mom's stay and supervise. It also gives you a great opportunity to talk with other Mom's and get ideas how they deal with stuff. However there usually is a small charge involved.
The library is another place that often has activities for pre-schoolers. Rhyme Time is run worldwide - or something similar, where someone does lots of songs and rhyming games with the children, and Parents join in. Our local library also has book reading days, Author launches etc. If you go regularly you will start to see the same Mom's and can strike up friendships etc, then can start doing play dates with other children.
Check our your local council, I know ours runs regular events throughout the year, particularly in summer, where families can go and be entertained in various ways. Kids are very quick to meet up with other children in public places, and will soon be running around chasing each other or dancing if there is music.
More Ideas below in the comments . . .