Spring has definitely sprung. The sun is shining and summer is right around the corner. It's time to change up our routine with a few fun spring activities for the little ones. I put together 5 of our favorite springtime activities to share with you.
#1 Swim Lessons
I like to get my kiddo involved in swim lessons in the springtime so that she is ready for pool days over the summer. We started a little late last year and didn't get to take full advantage of enjoying the pool all summer long. We are hoping to start back this month. My girl loves swim class and her teacher at Floaties. It's a little pricey but I feel like not only is she having fun while learning to swim but she is also being taught safety around the pool.
Spring is a great time to get involved in classes like music, dance or karate. There is so much other stuff going on in the winter with the holidays, and summer with vacations, that it doesn't seem as easy to enroll and stick with a class as it does in the spring. My kiddo has been involved with a music class for almost 2 years and she absolutely loves it! We found a teacher who changes up the curriculum with each phase of toddlerhood and with the seasons. I'm thinking of getting her into dance now as well since she loves to sing and shake her booty in music class.
#3 Weekly Park Date
Planning a weekly park date, with a few close friends that have kids in the same age range, is a super easy and fun thing to do. Although, I haven't quite accomplished this one myself. I did set up a Facebook group of some of my local mommy friends so that we could easily contact each other when we want to meet up and let the kids play.
Spring is a great time to go to amusement parks. The weather is typically not too hot or raining (at least in San Diego). Membership tickets usually end up being much cheaper than just purchasing a one day pass. When my kiddo was a baby we had Zoo passes which was great for pushing her around in the stroller and getting a good walk in. Last year we had SeaWorld passes which was great for a toddler. There is tons to see and do. This year we are thinking of getting Zoo passes again since we haven't been in so long. Other cool places to get a membership for are LegoLand, Kid Ventures, museums and Disneyland.
Our local library has some really fun activities in the afternoons including book readings and sign language. We went to the sign language class when my kiddo was younger so she could learn the signs and interact with other babies. The sign language class is still fun for my toddler because she can sing along when the teacher plays songs and does the signs. Some of the local book stores also do book readings with sing-a-long songs. The Barnes and Noble by our house puts on a really fun storytime every Friday morning.