Free Stuff to do with kids
Posted: February 23, 2009 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: babies, hurricane, links
I just want to get a post up as a kind of ongoing list about all the free programs and activities available for kids in Ottawa and area. I’m just going to start if off with the ones I know of and I’ll add in whatever is suggested in the comments.
- The Ottawa Public Library runs free programs (Babytime, Toddlertime, Storytime etc) at many (if not all) of the branches. You need to register but they are totally free and in my experience, really captivating. There is a mix of singing, reading, playing with musical instruments and interacting with puppets.
- Charlemagne Preschool Resource Center in Orleans offers a free drop-in playgroup every morning from 9-11 am and Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-3pm There are lots of toys and activities. It’s mostly free play and there is a break for ‘circle time’ which is similar to the Library’s program. Then there’s snack time (bring your own) and more play. There are also some birds to look at
- La Coccinelle in Orleans offers a French language only playgroup on Friday mornings. I haven’t been yet but plan to check it out so I can give more feedback at that time. They also host a variety of workshops.