Outdoor play is a lot of fun, but adverse weather conditions can have you clamoring for an indoor activity you can participate in with your toddler. Whether you’re down for making a splash, getting groovy, bouncin’ around or hunkering down for a good story, there is definite fun to be had around Oak Harbor, Washington.
1. Indoor Swimming
If your toddler loves the water, take the plunge and bring the family swimming. You will find open and family swim times at the Oak Harbor Pool (oakharborpool.com). If you feel your little one needs to work on her swimming skills, they also offer swim lessons there.
2. Story Time
Introduce your toddler to the wonderful world of books at the Oak Harbor branch of the Sno-Isle libraries (sno-isle.org/?ID=1206). The library offers a story time specifically aimed at toddlers. Your toddler can listen to a story, sing songs, participate in moving activities and do art projects. The story time is free, but children do need to be accompanied by an adult. Check their website for their current calendar of events.
3. Bouncin’ Around
What better way to burn off some toddler energy than by running and jumping around? Throw on a clean pair of socks and let your little one loose at Oak Harbor’s Whidbey Bounce House (no website; 1130 N.E. 7th Ave, Oak Harbor; 360-720-4900). This facility is a two-story complex of inflatable bouncy houses and obstacle courses that’s sure to please. Call them to get their current open jump times.
Let your toddler bust a move at Leaps and Bounds Dance and Tumble Center (danceoakharbor.com). Check it out for free by taking a tour or a free one-hour dance class. They offer day and evening classes to accommodate various schedules. There are several different styles of dance classes that you can enroll your toddler in, including ballet and tap. If you want to have some fun, too, check out the Mom and Me tumbling classes for some playful togetherness.
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