Every summer in a kids life should be the best summer ever. I’m always looking for ways to get my kids outside. It’s an ongoing process that is always set back by the school year. I call it school year slide. All the work I do over the summer to get my kids outside goes out the window in September, and I have to start over instilling outdoor habits the next summer. I have developed a pretty good arsenal that includes a great backyard, getting my kids to the park for meals most days, and even a careful selection of television shows that inspire outdoor play. This is why Kevin Kling’s two-man show, The Best Summer Ever!, at the Children’s Theatre, is a perfect companion to our summer of outdoor play. The character Maurice never goes inside during this tale. Every story is an outdoor story that reminds us of our favorite parts of summer.
Can we get a collective sigh of contentment and relief for outdoor summer dining with kids?
Even with kiddos far past the baby and toddler years, we at FFTC are crazy about the Twin Cities eateries who understand that dining out with children can be the opposite of a relaxing meal. Summer brings patios and green spaces, places where it’s generally OK to turn up the volume just a little, even corners where kids can create just a little distance from the adults. And as these locations are outdoors and seasonal, they are without exception within walking or easy driving distance to countless classic Twin Cities attractions. Here are ten of our summer favorites:
So you’ve got a little one who’d prefer to become accustomed to the pool without those periodic (and unintentional) slaps of water in the face from sharing space with the big kids? The following Twin Cities pools are offering special tot times this summer solely for the purpose of helping youngsters get comfortable in the water: Read More