Supermom In Training: Activities for the littles in Montreal

When you have a younger child (under the age of 2 or 3), it can be really difficult to find activities that cater to smaller kids. So, as the colder weather starts to finally creep in, here are some activities for the littles in Montreal...

Farms. There are loads of farms surrounding Montreal and a bit beyond, where you can pick fruits and veggies, a great outing in and of itself because it can get your children excited to eat healthily. Also, many of these sites have playgrounds or bouncy houses, small gift stores or restaurants, and lots of open spaces for expending energy.

Store classes. Lots of big-chain stores hold weekend classes that are often free of charge. Check the schedules for Loblaws (who have Little Hands cooking classes for kids as young as 2), Michael's (they offer craft projects for various ages), and Chapters/Indigo (who have different hands-on activities and theme weeks throughout the year catered to children of all ages).

Library. What's going on at your local library? Oftentimes, libraries host storytime readings, craft workshops, and other great activities where you can meet other parents and children from your community. 

The Children's Museum in Laval. It has everything your child could want in a museum: amazing vehicles to climb on, stations devoted to every profession a child dreams to be, interactive games and activities, and so much more.

Montreal Beach Association. Younger children love playing in sand, and they won't get enough of the sand play at Montreal Beach Association. For just $6 you can play for hours on their all-sand courts, bring your own toys, and even bring a snack.

Local sporting events. When my bean was just learning to walk, we'd head to the local ice arena after dinner (to kill time during that dreadful witching hour between dinner and bedtime), bring a snack and a plastic hockey stick, and we'd just hang out. There's lots of open spaces to roam, and it's always fun and interesting to see live sports, especially for little ones.

A full-time work-from-home mom of a toddler, Jennifer Cox (our “Supermom in Training”) loves dabbling in healthy cooking, craft projects, family outings, and more, sharing with readers everything she knows about being an (almost) superhero mommy.