Toddlering on Weekends.

6 Mar

I was so excited when I heard about the future Westchester Children’s Museum. Until I realized they don’t even actually have an open date scheduled, because the project is publicly funded, and well, still needs funds.

This brings me to my latest kvetch about Westchester County, and that’s the lack of weekend activities for the toddler set. Now maybe I’m being especially nitpicky here, but it seems all the great library programs and story hours and gym times for that age group (18-24 mo old) are for weekday mornings and afternoons. You know, when working parents work and kids of working parents are in daycare, with a nanny or babysitter, or left to fend for themselves with a box of Ritz crackers and the DVR remote.

Come the weekend, I’m so excited for my time with Jack. Sure, we could hang out in the house and color for hours, or watch Dora together (“We get it, you’re the goddamn map!“) or go to the park and freeze our tushes off on the swings. But what would be lovely is if there were some fun activities I could take him along for, and see the kind of fun he has all week long at daycare. So sure; maybe this is an entirely selfish post. I want weekend kiddie activities because it fits into my schedule then, and I want to see my kid have some f*%&ng fun. Is that so much to ask?!

So what’s the scoop, Westchesterati? What do you do with your little kiddos on the weekends?


6 Responses to “Toddlering on Weekends.”

  1. Mr. Big Daddy Cane March 6, 2012 at 3:23 pm #

    My little guy likes to play this game called “get in the closet and don’t make a sound until Mommy gets home so I can watch some football.”

    He LOVES it!

  2. sheri March 6, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    Slim pickins in the burbs Sarah. Here’s our run-down: Stone Barns, Muscoot Farm, Great Play (love), Stepping Stones (LOVE!!), Greenburgh Nature Center, Super Soccer Stars, swim lessons, Children’s Museum in Ridgewood NJ (15-20 min from TZ bridge), Norwalk Maritime Center. I’ll try to think up some more but this is why we’re always in Brooklyn or NYC!!! (Speaking of, you MUST go to Jane’s Carousel in DUMBO….).

  3. Beth March 6, 2012 at 8:23 pm #

    Great suggestions above!!! Also- Stamford Museum and Nature Center…and I’ll keep thinking…as well as checking the comments b/c we’re always looking for things to do, too!!!

  4. Beth March 6, 2012 at 8:25 pm #

    Oh, also, Jumpin Jeepers in Mahopac (haven’t checked this one out yet, but looks great), and Jumpin Jakes in Fishkill (went here w/ a friend….quite a trek from bedford hills, but we get desperate sometimes! Kids had a great time!)

  5. almnole March 11, 2012 at 7:44 pm #

    This is my little go to list, looks like I have a few to add from the replies below. Hope it helps 😉

    Kid Ideas

    Pollo ala Brasa in Port Chester
    NYC – Central Park, Zoo
    JwTumbles / Tumble Bugs/ Family Yoga
    Parents Place in Tarrytown
    Bronx Zoo
    Blue Hill Stone Barns
    Children’s museum in CT , NYC
    Stamford Mall Play Area
    Muscoot Farms / Other Farms
    Rye Nature Center
    Greenburgh Nature Center
    Scarsdale Nature Center
    Historic Hudson Valley
    Homegoods, Target
    Barnes and Noble
    Grocery Shopping
    Botanical Garden
    Maritime Museum in CT
    Rockafeller Park
    Go out to eat
    Picnic at local park
    Sesame Place Roadtrip
    Beacon Museum

    Ps it’s a non-edited version 😉

  6. Dagmar Bleasdale (@DagmarBleasdale) March 20, 2012 at 11:04 pm #

    Little Joe’s Books in Katonah, Muscoot Farm, Reis Park playground and Somers library, Turkey Mountain hike in Yorktown.

    Dagmar’s momsense

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