Last summer we didn’t do much because I just couldn’t handle many activities with a 2 year-old and an infant, but now that Mini-ion #2 is out and about, we’re making the most of it!
So, back to the Saturday. It turned out to be a gloomy morning, which was just fine for me. It meant we had the run of the playground to ourselves. It’s a truly lovely playground with equipment for most ages and even includes specific spots for disabled children (which is also really helpful for young toddlers). It has chimes that the children can make noise on, low and high monkey bars and a big climbing tower.
My husband and I mostly subscribe to the RIE parenting philosophy (which can be well described here). It has a big impact on playgrounds as we don’t want to direct our children on what to play with next, instead, have them lead. It was cute to see my dear husband, instead of leading, or even being able to stand back, have so much fun at the playground that he just wanted to play too.
With the playing in the park (#91) it was easy to add on a picnic (#90) to end our first 10 Acts of Summer Awesomeness. Unfortunately chicken nuggets don’t really translate well as picnic food, so I made us sandwiches. Luckily I didn’t spend too much time on the sandwiches because the mini-ions just dissected them for the bread.
- Playground Safety: Tips for Parents and Caregivers from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (sacbee.com)
- Residential Playground Equipment Designed by Future Play Now Offered… (prweb.com)