UPDATE: The Mamoga Wellness program is undergoing some changes to their website. Their normal email address is therefore not currently working. If you are looking to attend one of their demo classes on Thursday or Friday this week (2/28 and 3/1), send an email to email@example.com)
Well the month is almost done and that means it is time for our February Roundup. This month was a little wild as the whole state was hit with a record-breaking blizzard and everyone was scrambling for some indoor activities. Fortunately, all that cold and snow, didn’t keep me or Shawna from exploring a few new places in and around our state . . .
- Our first stop this month was to The Little Green Tambourine in Canton, Connecticut. This creative arts studio is designed just for the little people. The “green” in their name signifies the type of environment offered here. They use green products for cleaning and all natural products for their art classes. They even have a great sick policy to help keep class participants healthy by encouraging parents to keep little ones who aren’t feeling well at home. We went on an outing to their Mini Music and Messy Fingers class, but there are a variety of class options available. Spring classes begin March 4th and they are also taking reservations now for their Spring vacation camps. If you can’t commit to a camp or class, you can always stop by on Wednesdays for one of their two open play sessions.
- Next, right before our epic winter storm, Shawna found time to enjoy the outside at the Mill Woods Park Playground. This destination offers both small and large playscapes, regular and baby swings, and bouncers. In the summertime, trees offer shade and picnic tables offer a great place for lunch or a snack. Make it a double feature by checking out the Eleanor Buck Wolf Nature Center (which is right down the road) either before or after your playground outing.
- This month was also a time when most school-aged kids enjoyed a little winter break. To help with outing ideas, we put together the 2013 OAAM Guide to Winter Break Fun in Connecticut. Even thought Winter Break is now over, this guide can still be a great reference for things to do when the kids have another day off.
- Shawna then made her way over state lines for a trip to the Providence Children’s Museum. I haven’t ventured there with my brood yet, but the water room and the separate (fenced-in) space for kids 4 and under made me definitely want to go. Good news is that this museum is also part of both the ACM and ASTC reciprocity programs. So, if you are a member of a museum that is part of one of these programs, you may be able to get into this children’s museum for a reduced rate or even FREE.
- This month we also had the pleasure of having a guest post from Jennifer Magnano, one of the owners of Mamoga Wellness. Jennifer gave us the inside scoop on their new Stroller Yoga class. If you want to check it out, they are offering FREE demonstration classes in West Hartford and Manchester starting this Thursday (February 28th). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to pre-register. (Please also note that their website is in the process of being updated and they are currently using a temporary site. The links on their post have all been removed and the temporary site address provided. We will update once the new site is live.)
- Then my outing to McDonald’s Playplace in West Hartford seemed to get a lot of our readers talking. I loved going there because it was FREE, fully enclosed, fun for the kids, and surprisingly clean.
- Then last, but not least, it seems like the hot eating spot in Glastonbury right now is the new Maggie McFly’s. Shawna headed there with her husband and two-year old and had a great time. Check out her post for tips on how to enjoy an outing here with your little one.
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