Think about it when you travel this summer too, we have been to free programs when we visit family out of town and never been disappointed.
Most have their schedules are up online so you can check it out. I have posted links to some of my favorite local library schedules in the Up Coming Events Link.
Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University in Davie is one of my favorites. Their PK and toddler programs are developed with pre-reading in mind. They often have information available for parents to help you develop reading skills in your kids. They also have a great kids section in the library with comfortable places to sit and do puzzles, color and draw, or read with your kids. Computers are available with great software games as well.
Imperial Point Library does story time for the little ones weekly and reading programs for school age kids. I love this little library, they are always so friendly and it just has a great vibe.
Wilton Manors Library is a great one too. They have special presentations for kids as well as summer reading programs.
Palm Beach County Libraries have some amazing events throughout the summer for children, teen and adults!
Broward County Libraries are right up there with shows and kids event every week. When we lived in Broward, we used to hit up several different libraries every week!
Boca Raton Libraries are another great option! Check to see if your city has it’s own library, you won’t be disapointed!
A friend pointed me towards this website, if you sign up for free, your kids get to bowl (2 games a day) for free all summer long!
I looked at some of the areas available and there are many. South Florida unfortunately is a bit lacking and the nearest one is in West Palm Beach.
There is a page on the website that can suggest a bowling center near you and they say they will attempt to get them to participate and then let you know when they succeed.
Here is the link to the participating alleys.
Florida : http://www.kidsbowlfree.com/state.php?state=FL
This was just passed onto me from a friend. There is a huge list of participating museums around the country so follow the link and check it out. You do have to get a ticket in advance. Enjoy!
Also, don’t forget about Bank of America Museums on Us programs as well. These are held the first full weekend of each month.
I thought I would repost this as there are several coming up and my daughter has been asking to go one. Check the events calendar for the next one. Advance registration is required.
I had to run into Lowe’s the other week to return something for my husband and my daughter pointed out the giant sign on the wall that had Donkey’s dragon girlfriend from Shrek on it. I realized it was for a free workshop to build the dragon. So of course I signed us up and we went.
It was really fun and really cute. Sorry for the lousy phone photos but I was being lazy and did not bring my camera.
You have to register online first. We showed up early and they were already set up. It was a little wood model with little nails and directions.
The attendant gave us the set, a hammer to use, and a cute Lowe’s apron for my daughter.
I had hoped there would be someone to help us figure out how to do it, but the attendant, while very friendly, did not offer any help.
I am of absolutely no use with tools but I did manage to figure out how to put it together on my own. Okay, well with a little help from my 4 year old and the people around me!
It was not exactly the way it was meant to be, but it worked and my daughter was so proud of herself for nailing it together.
When the project is complete the kids are given a cute little patch to take home. You can iron it onto their apron for them and they can wear it to the next workshop and earn another badge.
There is a Shrek Onion Carriage coming up the weekend of August 25th. Check out the Lowe’s Build and Grow link to register.