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Old 11-14-2008, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Oxford, OH
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I just spent the day with Bailey, my 2 1/2 year old grand daughter. We went to the Indianapolis Children's Museum. We had such a great day together. They had some great areas for pre-schoolers. There were places to climb, water play areas, sand play areas, tunnels to crawl through, costumes to put on, paper to color and glue and lots of fun hands on things to do. There are so many great places to take kids.
COSI in Columbus, OH is another great place to spend a day exploring and learning.
Do you have a special place to take your grand kids.
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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Kali will be 15 mo when she's here the end of December. We plan to take her to the Zoo and a couple parks. Next year we'll take her to the Science Center.
We can't wait till she old enough for Disney!
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Old 11-25-2008, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Wilkes-Barre,Pa
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When my Grand daughter was 4 we took here to 50s and 60s Rock n Roll dance, she loved it, The group was Joe Nardon and the All Stars, they used to play at all are dances when I was young, back in the 60s, Now they play ony once a year. The band members are now all in there 60s and 70s, and still sound great.
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Old 11-26-2008, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Pikeville, Ky.
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We live pretty from all the museums, amusement parks and all those things, but we managed trips about 3 times a year to Camden Park in Huntington when they were very young, then Kings Island or Dollywood when they got bigger..Between times the grands just seemed to enjoy going for walks in the mountains with me and the dogs , picking wildflowers and maybe spying a deer or two..We enjoyed going to the park in town and visiting the little shops, then a stop at DQ on the way home for burgers and icecream..Those are the memories they seem to remember most
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Old 11-27-2008, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Oxford, OH
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I love taking the nature walks with Bailey, she's 2 and eight months. We look under rocks, collect leaves, see animals. She just loves it. I have a bird feeder and we are learning the names of the birds. She's getting pretty good at it. I figure I will start early teaching her the names of the trees and flowers. My mom growing up used to say, "isn't it a shame that people look out and just see green"
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:03 AM
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Location: Wisconsin
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My oldest grandson Josh was an "Army brat" who lived all over the world. But from the time he was 2 years old he would always come and spend summers with me. In addition to the regular parks, zoo, etc., I would plan a different "theme" for each summer. One summer it might be amusement parks. Another summer it would be museums. There was a summer of going through caves (the ones open to the public and guided), or a summer of historic places, etc. etc. We had many happy times together and I ended up experiencing things that I might otherwise not have experienced. He is a grown young man now but I like to believe that the memories are as precious to him as they are to me.
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Old 12-19-2008, 07:06 PM
 
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Starting as soon as he could walk, my Dad would take my oldest to the library every Saturday (I'd go along too). He's 10 now & they don't go as often, but he still loves to read. Also, driving around going to garage sales was a huge thrill for him, seeing what "goodies" they could find.
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Old 12-22-2008, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Oxford, OH
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Oh I took my kids when they were little to yard sales. Wow you could get a lot for just a little and that was so much fun for them.
I told the little ones after Christmas we should pack up some old toys and give them away so other children could enjoy them. I'm hoping to teach the grandkids to be givers.
Bailey loves to go to story time at the Library and then we pick out some books and DVD's.
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