Wednesday, June 6, 2012

In Search of Outdoor Areas

Yakee is attending St. Michael for another semester. But since part of the Pre-K Waldorf curriculum and the rythm there includes outdoors time, I am stumped.

The closest outdoor area that I trust for my sons to roam in is at Paco Park, and that's a good 15-30 minutes away, depending on traffic. It also doesn't feature a playground exactly, but I guess it can provide the nature walk my sons need. We could just bring the magnifying glass and let them use it on decaying leaves and crawling ants.

But still, I want better parks and outdoor areas for them. One with water fountains and playground sets and maybe a pond. And yes, preferably with other kids to play with (ones that don't cuss, like the kids in our neighborhood). But well, I'd settle for just a large area for them to run around in and provide the energy release they need.

Or, I guess, I'd just have to really enroll Yakee for soccer lessons once he's done with St. Michael.

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