5 Places Where Your Child Can Play For Free

Kids get bored easily when they stay at home for a long period of time, they love to explore and visit new places. It is important to give them change of scenery every now and then. If you are looking for ideas on where your kids can play for free, read on.

Learning center :

Here in Ontario Canada, we have a learning center we call 'The Early Years Center'. They have various programs for kids between the age 0month to 6years old. I take my kids to programs tailored to their age group. They do have a program for infants but I started taking my son when he was 3 months old. They also have drop-in programs called family times, this is when you can bring your child in to play and explore the various toys, writing materials, craft materials, painting and so on. This center also gives you the opportunity to meet new moms and make new friends too. Check your area to see if you have something like this in your community.

Local Library :

You can take your child to your local library to take a look at books, even if they can't read yet or they don't listen to you when you read. Most kids are attracted to pictures, so taking them to the library to explore picture books is surely an interesting way to keep your little one busy. Some libraries have a reading program for kids, be sure to ask the attendants when you visit.

Playground / Kid's Park :

This is the most popular free place to entertain your kids, there are quite a lot of equipment to play with at the playground. There are swings, slides and other equipment that will keep your toddler busy for a while. This is the best place for your kids to burn out their energy and get a good nap afterward. A playground is a good option for kids from 8months upwards, there is hardly anything for infants, but most parks have swings specifically for babies

The Mall :

Kids don't really like going to the mall, especially toddlers. They are not interested in shopping or buying anything except toys. But most malls do have play areas for kids to play, it is usually situated in 2 or 3 locations in the mall. I usually take my toddler out to the play areas in the mall every now and then just for a change of scenery.

Street Walk :

Kids like exploring, and it's a lot of fun to take them out to take in the fresh air. Just going out for a  short street walk is always fun for the little ones. During winter they get to play with snow, fall season they play with leaves, and during summer and spring they get to feel the sun and also feel the green areas in your community.

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  1. This is such a great list. My local library is awesome with putting activities together and my local mall is too.

  2. Love taking a walk with my kids. There's nothing like nature to show, tell and teach. Great list, Love. Thank you!!

  3. I love your library suggestion the best. My mom used to take me to the library all of the time as a kid, and I still frequent them.

    Great blog!

  4. I do so many kids at the local libraries here as well ... That is a great place for them to learn and be entertained at the same time.

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  5. Those are some great ideas. But local libraries is the best idea for kids with a lot of activities, for them to learn more and enhance their knowledge and creativity.

  6. These are great suggestions. I remember my mother used to take us the the library. It’s one of my favorite places.

  7. I think local library is the best idea for the kids can play for and learn more activities and enhance there mindset than using mobile phones or any gadgets.

  8. This is a nice list. I would’ve never thought of a public library, good ideas.

  9. Going to the library or going to the park used to be my favorite place to go growing up. Where I live there's not that much for kids theses days.

  10. The local library library and the learning center were my favorites places to bring the children. All you've mentioned are universal in every town and makes it convenient for families to enjoy. Blessings!!

  11. I don't have kids but this is a great list! I love that you mention the library - it's one of my favorite places!

  12. I'm glad you've provided a few places to let parents know that one does not have to bring their kids to expensive places to enjoy themselves!