Summer Enrichment Ideas?

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By Rebecca Teti

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Rebecca Teti


  • My son is 5, so my summer ideas are mostly for the toddler/preschool aged crowd. Many of these ideas are based on resources in my area, but I think many regions have similar resources. Our favorite frugal summer fun activity is playgrounds. We have a couple of favorites, but like to mix it up with some different parks here and there. Most libraries have lots of summer activities for toddlers, preschoolers and preschool aged kids. will link to bowling areas in many parts of the country that offer free bowling for kids (although you do have to pay for rental shoes.) Many movie theatres offer $1 rated G movie matinees. Museums have all sorts of programs throughout the summer, some very affordable. There are often free or low-cost festivals throughout the summer. Farmer's Markets can be a lot of fun for kids. Berry picking is also a big hit. When we stay home, we do the sandbox, sprinkler, riding toys, sidewalk chalk, stories, crafts, playdoh, etc. Just thinking about all these activities is helping to ease my pain over my son's recent preschool graduation! Now if the temperatures would just stay below 85 degrees consistently, summer might actually be my favorite season!

    Posted on Jun 15th, 2013 at 11:28 AM by Claire S