Is it just me, or does picking a preschool for your child feel like the most monumental decision you have ever been faced with? There are a seemingly endless amount of choices and methods to pick from! From creating your own preschool co-op to more affordable options, I have spent countless nights tossing and turning making my pros and cons lists.
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If you want to treat dad like the superhero that he is this Father's Day then you’ve come to the right place! There’s a little something on this list that should make each and every father out there feel special. If you want to go on a family adventure in a canoe or on a hike, explore his culinary side with a cooking class, or cruise down a river taking in the sights, then we’ve got a little something for you. If your dad would enjoy a lazy day at the beach, then check out our 5 Great Ct Beaches for Toddlers. For more events specifically in the Hartford area check out this link.
However you decide to celebrate the day, one thing is for sure - Connecticut has plenty of ways to make dad feel loved.
“Mommy, how do the flowers know it’s time to wake up?” Celebrating the change of seasons with preschoolers is so much fun! Experiencing life through their eyes is magical- everything is so fresh and new! One of the best parts about living in New England is we get to celebrate all four seasons, but nothing is more magical than the arrival of spring. Whether you want to enjoy the countryside of Litchfield County or hiking through Fairfield County, here are some more of our tried and true preschool activities for spring.
Aaaaah, spring is in the air! It’s like the entire world is waking up from a long winter’s nap and is ready to party. You and your family can join in on the fun with these festivals, fairs, and special events located around Fairfield County this season. If all that fresh air has awakened your sense of wanderlust, make sure you hop over to Westchester and check out some of their Spring Festivals too!
Looking to partake in some of that elusive “us” time that couples are supposed to be indulging in? Then you can cross find a sitter right off that list of “reasons we never leave the house for a date." Parents' Night Outs provide entertainment for your little ones so you can enjoy grabbing a bite to eat at a place that doesn't feature a kids' menu and placemats to color. If you are on a first name basis with the Friday night delivery guy, here is a list of some Fairfield County businesses that have regularly scheduled Parents Night Out events.
What better way to spend a winter weekend than a trip along the Connecticut Chocolate Trail with my little sweetheart. Connecticut has many trails and tours that explore numerous hand crafted artisanal goodies, but the Chocolate Trail seems like a perfect fit for the Valentine's season. While there are many businesses on the trail, we decided to keep it more local and explore some of the spots just in Fairfield County.
When the seemingly endless cold and gray of Winter is giving you a case of cabin fever, it’s time to bundle up the family and head to one of your local parks. Winter brings its own magic to the local parks and preserves of Fairfield County. Less crowds means more peace and quiet to enjoy your natural surroundings. Take in a refreshing breath of cold air and see how many animal tracks you can find in the snow or just spend some time gathering materials to make an awesome Ice Suncatcher.
No snow? No problem! You don’t need snow shoes, skis, sleds to enjoy these parks and preserves - a pair of weatherproof boots and your winterwear should do the trick. So, disconnect from the screens and devices for an afternoon and reconnect with nature.
“Mom. Is it time yet? Are we going to the Splash Zone today?” For the last week, these have been the first words out of my daughter’s mouth. On Saturday she walked into my bedroom at the crack of dawn wearing her swimsuit (over her pajamas of course) and goggles. Finally, Sunday arrived. Splash Zone Day at Chelsea Piers Connecticut! To say my four-year-old daughter was looking forward to this adventure would have been a bit of an understatement. Bonus points: she got to bring a friend!