Winter can be really long in Ohio and when you have a preschooler at home with you it can make for some stir crazy madness. Over the years I have found the perfect combination of activities to keep my daughter healthy, active and happy even through the winter. So here it is, I recommend 2-3 physical activities each week plus something else creative.
At our house the perfect combination of physical activities is swim lessons and dance class. We take swim lessons at Goldfish Swim School and it has been the best decision we ever made. At Goldfish Swim School they do an amazing job with the kids, really above and beyond. I have had 2 kids go all the way through Goldfish Swim School and they are incredible swimmers, even their summer swim coaches find their technique amazing. I love to sign my kids up for day time lessons, it is less crowded and the classes tend to be smaller in the day. Right now my youngest takes lessons with her cousin and it is adorable. They are at different ends of the pool but they have so much fun getting ready together and then walking out together. Goldfish Swim School has become a family thing for us. And it exhausts my sweet little girl in a good way. She gets so much exercise swimming and is learning a life skill I want her to have, it’s a win win!
I love putting my girls in dance to help them learn confidence, grace and poise, plus my girls love to dance! Our studio is amazing and lucky for us run by a family member, can’t go wrong with that. As for creativity we just found a great preschool pottery class at our local recreation center. We went for the first time this week and it was amazing, I wish I had found it earlier. My daughter loved every minute of it and I loved watching her creativity spark. There is also a preschool painting class as well as story time at the library, just a few options we have used other times.
If you have a preschooler at home, whether you are homeschooling preschool like me or sending them to preschool, be sure to check your local recreation center for some fun classes that get them moving and be sure to sign up for swim lessons at Goldfish Swim School! Get exercise and learn a life saving skill!
I am a Goldfish Swim School partner, all opinions are my own.