What activities is your 2/3 yr old involved with?

Community Leader
Registered: 04-08-2008
What activities is your 2/3 yr old involved with?
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Mon, 08-15-2011 - 2:54pm

Is your 2/3 yr old involved in any activities?

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-16-2007
My kids are in daycare 3 days a week. My 3 yo has done a soccer program for 10 weeks, but i probably won't sign him up for that again. We do storytime at the library each week, but that is the only extra activity we do.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 08-02-2010
DS will be 3 Sept. This he has done soccer, dance and summer preschool. This fall he will be in preschool two mornings a week, my gym and I am thinking about wiffle ball but not sure.
Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
I have a 2 and 4 year old. The daycare has kung fu and dance teachers come into the school once a week once they hit 3 and are in the pre-k room. So my 4 year old is doing kung fu. They are both also doing swim lessons, just to get them acquainted with the water and being able to do some basic floating and doggy paddling for safety. I have an ODD who is 16 and we started gymnastics lessons very early, and while she went on today do competitive gymnastics for many many years, I learned from that that I don't care to have the younger ones (especially with 2 of them so close in age), being involved in many activities so early in life, because frankly, it never slows down and only gets more expensive!
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Community Leader
Registered: 04-08-2008
I put my middle guy in soccer at this age and it was just too funny. We called it "swarm ball" because all the kids moved around the field in a giant lump. Too funny!

My older guys went back to school today so we are hoping to get to story time at the library starting this week. I think it will be a lot of fun!

Community Leader
Registered: 04-08-2008
Oh, fun! Is wiffle ball sort of like t-ball?

Community Leader
Registered: 04-08-2008
The cost of extra-curricular activities is so expensive (and you are right- it just gets worse as they get older! How cute that your girls are able to do kung fu right at daycare. What a genius idea! That's a great way to get them going in an activity without taking more family time away.

Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
That was what I liked about it so much, and what I Tried to do with my older one. With the older one, other htan gymnastics, she was able to try out things that were available to her at the school, after school or whatever, that didn't infringe on our evenings per se. Becuase she was already going to be in afterschool care until I got out of work, leaving after school care to walk to the room to do girl scouts, or dance, wasn't a big deal. But you are right, the expense of it alone adds up very quickly, especially with kids so close together. Emma does Kung Fu and its $55 extra a month on top of her daycare costs, and she desparately wants to do dance also, but that's another $45 a month, and frankly, 2 in daycare is already killing us. We've told her that she can only pick one, she loves kung fu, but really wants to do dance. Of course then she comes up with "well Ellie does both, why can't I??" Ugh, peer pressure at such a young age...
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Community Leader
Registered: 04-08-2008
I can certainly understand why you only do one activity. Daycare alone is crazy expensive without the extras. It is crazy how young peer pressure plays a role (and doesn't help with guilt when you are already doing what you can!).