One of my most popular posts has been 8 Halifax Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers. I went beyond soccer and dance classes and looked at some other fun organized programs and activities for families with young children to enjoy in Halifax. Now I've found a few more that I think you'll love just as much!
Yoga for Little kids
There's a lot of evidence out there that shows that kids who do yoga manage anxiety better and have a better sense of self. Yoga is about listening to your body and there is no competitive element to it. Even if (maybe, especially if!) your child is more into other sports, yoga is a great break for kids from the usual activity. There aren't a lot of classes in Halifax for the smallest yogis but Halifax Recreation and Sackville Sports Stadium do offer classes, and Fen Yoga and Grow a Lotus Yoga Pad offer private instructors for groups, schools or day cares.
This program is for kids ages three and up. They offer a new craft each week for the kids to do, and the parents are free to wander the store while the kids create with a store expert. It only costs $2 for each class and that includes all the supplies needed! Check out the link above and enter your store location for the current calendar.
This is a program relatively new to Halifax but gaining ground quickly. They offer member organized hikes that anyone can attend with your children from newborn to school age. The group will pace themselves so that no one is left behind and there are options from basic walks to more rugged terrain.
Got a kid who likes to run? (yeah, yeah, I know, who doesn't??) This program arranges fun runs for family members of all ages, and even have a race category called Tykes which is specifically for ages 5 and under. We did this last year and it's an enthusiastic bunch with well-organized events. Most of the races are for the kids but they threw in a few adult level ones too so everyone gets a chance to participate at some time.
Want to expose your kids to something beyond The Wiggles' Greatest Hits? Cecilia Concerts is a local organization that offers up a limited number of free tickets for kids to each of their shows so they can get a taste of classical music without parents risking the cost of an expensive ticket in a venue that doesn't particularly welcome small children. And even if you miss out on the free tickets to a show, their prices are very reasonable! From their website:"Cecilia Concerts' Community Outreach Program aims to foster music appreciation by making classical music more accessible to young people in our community. We all know how important it is to hear great music and to be part of an audience at an early age."
Know some more cool toddler and preschool programs we haven't uncovered in either of the posts yet? Let me know in the comments and I may be able to put together a third post!