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Summer holidays are coming...what can I do with my 3 years old DD ???

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Summerfruit Wed 11-Jul-07 08:21:42

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juuule Wed 11-Jul-07 08:26:31

Oh, don't be scared of being alone with your 3yo. I'm sure she will enjoy just being with you. Going to the park, doing crafts, etc sound just fine. Talk to her and find out what she likes doing and then follow up on that. And being bored at times isn't the end of the world.

speedymama Wed 11-Jul-07 08:48:51

My DTS are 3yo and their favourite activity is having a picnic in the back garden. We also take them to the park for picnics and then run around with them. They love it.

We also take them to the park to feed the ducks with bread which they thorougly enjoy too.

They also love walking, running off with me and DH chasing after them. We visted an old castle about 6 weeks ago and they still talk about it now. We also took them to the Science Museum in London and we all had a great time. Afterwards, we went to Hyde Park and played hide and seek behind the trees.

Just spend time with your DD and she will be happy.

EscapeFrom Wed 11-Jul-07 08:50:16



speedymama Wed 11-Jul-07 08:52:19

Libraries are fun places too (as well as free) and many run toddler times with stories, singing and craft activities.

eidsvold Wed 11-Jul-07 08:57:29

i tend to organise our days roughly like this: ( for almost 5 and almost 3)

up and breakfast

some play time - in the garden or park or some activity/visit friends or have friends to visit - perhaps have morning tea out.

home for lunch or just after if having lunch out - my two still have rests/sleeps

afternoon tea when they wake up.

play indoors until tea time

some tv chill time

We do crafts and they love time to just colour and put stickers on paper.

We made some collages, birthday cards, pictures for dad.

They made a placemat.

They had fun playing with fairy dust ( just sand from sand pit and some food colouring)

Used to take them to the local poolor when there were no water restrictions - put up the paddling pool.

eidsvold Wed 11-Jul-07 08:58:29

they also love me just putting some music on and dancing like maniacs around the house!!!

we also cook together.

Use nickjnr, cbeebies website or do a search for kids crafts and activity ideas.

LIZS Wed 11-Jul-07 09:06:50

I think it is unlikely you'll find a part time place . Most holiday schemes will run for older ones (ie school age) due to higher staffing ratios for preschooler but you may find a nursery or childminder who would have odd days due to holidays or private schools may have activities for that age group. At that age mine were happy just to be at home and do short jaunts but iirc you also have a young baby to look after .

LittleSarah Wed 11-Jul-07 09:16:23


My dd is three and our days (am on holiday too) are similar to eidsvold.

Will be park/library this morning, lunch, wee sleep, then we are going to make muffins, tea, bath, bed. Obviously DVDs make occasional (!) appearances!

I also have found a creche which does two hour sessions and am using that here and there.

Also, if you fancy a swim lots of the public pools have creches, mine do hour and a half sessions and you can get a wee break, go to the gym, whatever.

Later in the summer I am going to get round to going on a few daytrips, or half day trips to some castles/museums, etc.

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