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Old 01-23-2010, 09:11 AM
 
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Fun and games is a great place to take kids of all ages. My Grandkids are 10 and 8 and they have loved going there since they were toddlers. I used to take my own kids there when they were little too, and they loved it as well. Something for all ages..
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Old 01-23-2010, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Lake Ariel
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No matter where you are 3 year olds love the park!! And story time... if there is a Barnes & Nobel in your area they have a great kids section. I love taking little ones to Build-A-Bear, mostly so that I can watch them wish into the heart and do all of that fun stuff.
What is or where is build a bear??
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Old 01-23-2010, 11:36 AM
 
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My friends grandson is coming to visit her next week and he is 3 years old. Can anyone give me information on activities that a 3 year old will enjoy! We are in Lake Ariel but I am sure there is stuff to do in the surrounding areas or even in Scranton.

In our community there is lots to do but 3 is a bit young and she is looking to take him to places that he will love. Thanks for all the help!
Why not do things with the child?

It is a visit .. I would personally would want to know and be known to the child.
Color ..let him help make meals .. bake cookies ..
Read ...go walking in the woods and look for trees and birds and animal tracks.
Play .. trucks ... ball ... frisbie ...

My experience is children want attention and to know the adults better.

At that age ... All I can think of is ...
... go with the child to the train museum is the only "thing to do" and do it "with" the child.

Make memories .... for the child .. and everyone else involved.
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Old 01-23-2010, 11:55 AM
 
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Why not do things with the child?

It is a visit .. I would personally would want to know and be known to the child.
Color ..let him help make meals .. bake cookies ..
Read ...go walking in the woods and look for trees and birds and animal tracks.
Play .. trucks ... ball ... frisbie ...

My experience is children want attention and to know the adults better.

At that age ... All I can think of is ...
... go with the child to the train museum is the only "thing to do" and do it "with" the child.

Make memories .... for the child .. and everyone else involved.
Have to agree with this. Rather than take the kid to the library to listen to someone else read a story, buy a few storybooks and read them to him yourself. Kids love to "help" (and I use that term loosely!) in the kitchen, so bake a cake or some cookies. Rent or buy an age appropriate video that you could relax and watch together while eating the snack you made. The great thing about 3-year-olds is that doing something free at home is just as much fun as spending $50 in admission fees somewhere else.
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Old 01-23-2010, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Lake Ariel
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I appreciate the help to all. First off my friend is spending a week with her grandson and I am sure they will have plenty of quality time. I didnt ask about the obvious (love and attention), I asked about activities in this area for 3 year olds. Thanks though for all the imput!
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Old 01-24-2010, 06:36 PM
 
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Hi,
Try Fun near Lake Wallenpaupack

Trip
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Idiocracy
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I'd recommend taking him to a class or two at My Gym in Scranton. http://my-gym.com Great for him to burn off some energy and interact with other kids his age, esp when it's too cold to go out to a playground.

And, Steamtown NHS is also worth a visit-- even 3yo's enjoy the short steam train ride and swinging through the exhibits.
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Old 01-26-2010, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Lake Ariel
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Thanks for all the ideas. I just sent my friend the information!
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Old 01-31-2010, 01:51 PM
 
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Library in Hawley has some nice programs
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Old 02-10-2010, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Poconos
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Wallenpaupack bowling center. They can put the bumpers up for little ones.

If you want to go into Scranton, the Everhart is great. A dino skeleton, tons of stuffed birds, rocks and gems, and there's a small room full of kids activities. It's cheap, and there's one free day a week I think.

If you're up for a trip, Crayola Factory in Easton. Hours of fun.
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