Cool entertainment for little kids?

The weather forecast for tomorrow says it will be 98 degrees, with heat indices well over 100. My daughter is 2 1/2, and most of my free summer entertainment options involve being outdoors...but I don't think it will be safe for her to be running around outside for long tomorrow. I

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  1. #1
    pseuzanne
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    Default Cool entertainment for little kids?

    The weather forecast for tomorrow says it will be 98 degrees, with heat

    indices well over 100. My daughter is 2 1/2, and most of my free summer

    entertainment options involve being outdoors...but I don't think it

    will be safe for her to be running around outside for long tomorrow. I

    checked out two movie theaters for free kids movies - one is on

    Wednesdays, and the other doesn't have any locations near us. Any other

    ideas for how to keep my munchkin cool and entertained?



    Also...we don't have air conditioning, and I'm thinking she is going to

    have a hard time taking her nap in the middle of the day if it's that

    hot. Any suggestions? Us folks in New England know how to deal with

    snow and freezing temperatures, but we're not quite as adept at

    handling the heat!



    Thanks,

    Suzanne








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    lisa griffeth
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    I might opt for a longcool bathtub and a long play time...you can keep little ones pretty intertained with empty cups/syrup bottles filled with plain tap water and a drop or two (any more and you risk stains) of basic food coloring. You can teach her to mix the colors- primary together makes secondary if you are looking for something educational- otherwise, it's just plain fun watching the water change and blend.


    You might make some freezer pops before starting the bath- that way she's busy while they freeze and not asking every 2 seconds if they are ready yet. Use fruit juice, drink mix, or smoothie mix...I think I remember from your other posts that she likes smoothies.


    Don't forget to check the local library to see if they have a reading circle or just go and get her a couple of books- librarysalmost always have A/C!<grin>





    HTH


    Lisa G.





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    claytoriv
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    --- On Mon, 6/9/08, pseuzanne <pseuzanne@yahoo.com> wrote:

    From: pseuzanne <pseuzanne@yahoo.com>
    Subject: Budget101.com : Cool entertainment for little kids?
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Date: Monday, June 9, 2008, 6:00 AM


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    The weather forecast for tomorrow says it will be 98 degrees, with heat
    indices well over 100. My daughter is 2 1/2, and most of my free summer
    entertainment options involve being outdoors...but I don't think it
    will be safe for her to be running around outside for long tomorrow. I
    checked out two movie theaters for free kids movies - one is on
    Wednesdays, and the other doesn't have any locations near us. Any other
    ideas for how to keep my munchkin cool and entertained?

    Also...we don't have air conditioning, and I'm thinking she is going to
    have a hard time taking her nap in the middle of the day if it's that
    hot. Any suggestions? Us folks in New England know how to deal with
    snow and freezing temperatures, but we're not quite as adept at
    handling the heat!

    Thanks,
    Suzanne




  4. #4
    Ann Garner
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    Get out the water guns, or even spray bottles. Fill with

    water. Now, your daughter and any friends, or even Mom, can have fun

    and still stay cooler outside. My neighbor does not approve of gun

    toys, but had no problem with her sons using water bottles with pump

    spray tops to squirt each other. They were 7 and 8 before they had

    their first "water fight" and they had a lot of fun.



    Would you have a way to have a fan blowing on your daughter while she

    is napping? If so, would it be possible to hang a damp towel so the

    air goes along the towel? In my mind, I'm seeing a towel hung across

    a snack tray stand, with the fan blowing underneath. Anyway, this is

    a way to water cool the air. We actually have fans that pull the air

    through scissile mats set in the sides of the fans, and are called

    "swamp coolers". The damp towel can do the same thing. You might

    even be able to have a damp piece of cloth, thin cloth, on the back

    of the fan and get the same effect. This will dry quickly and will

    have to be dampened quite often.



    Ann in Arkansas










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    Talea Ranker
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    For the heat your gonna wanna open up all the windows and doors if you have screen ones also. Get a few fans place them near the windows and such and keep 'em going. If you have ceiling fans those are great too. Also I strip mine down to his diaper for his naptime during the summer with a fan on him. (I live in Alabama) Have lots and lots of cold drinks, like iced tea, water, juices are ok, sodas are horrible - too much sugar makes me and my kids sick in the heat. As for play time, get a kiddie pool or sprinkler and let them play in the yard. Have a watermelon seed spitting contest. Try to go to the park in the early morning or evening when it's not so hot and just relax at home during the heat of the day We didn't have air conditioning for two
    years and my mother still doesn't and that's what we do. Sometimes we just go outside and with whatever we are wearing we just turn the hose on and dose ourselves with water. If you know of any public swimming areas like a stream or river in your area you might want to check that out. We have also taken the kids out fishing so there's not a whole lot of running around, but they still have fun. Just what ever you do and where ever you go make sure you have pleanty of water. Hope this helps.


    ~Tee
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    ----- Original Message ----
    From: pseuzanne <pseuzanne@yahoo.com>
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Monday, June 9, 2008 8:00:52 AM
    Subject: Budget101.com : Cool entertainment for little kids?





    The weather forecast for tomorrow says it will be 98 degrees, with heat
    indices well over 100. My daughter is 2 1/2, and most of my free summer
    entertainment options involve being outdoors...but I don't think it
    will be safe for her to be running around outside for long tomorrow. I
    checked out two movie theaters for free kids movies - one is on
    Wednesdays, and the other doesn't have any locations near us. Any other
    ideas for how to keep my munchkin cool and entertained?

    Also...we don't have air conditioning, and I'm thinking she is going to
    have a hard time taking her nap in the middle of the day if it's that
    hot. Any suggestions? Us folks in New England know how to deal with
    snow and freezing temperatures, but we're not quite as adept at
    handling the heat!

    Thanks,
    Suzanne






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    Talea Ranker
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    I hadn't thought of the wet fabric on a fan! That's a good idea, thanks for sharing.


    ~Tee
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    ----- Original Message ----
    From: Ann Garner <mystique@cei.net>
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Monday, June 9, 2008 8:40:17 AM
    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : Cool entertainment for little kids?





    Get out the water guns, or even spray bottles. Fill with
    water. Now, your daughter and any friends, or even Mom, can have fun
    and still stay cooler outside. My neighbor does not approve of gun
    toys, but had no problem with her sons using water bottles with pump
    spray tops to squirt each other. They were 7 and 8 before they had
    their first "water fight" and they had a lot of fun.

    Would you have a way to have a fan blowing on your daughter while she
    is napping? If so, would it be possible to hang a damp towel so the
    air goes along the towel? In my mind, I'm seeing a towel hung across
    a snack tray stand, with the fan blowing underneath. Anyway, this is
    a way to water cool the air. We actually have fans that pull the air
    through scissile mats set in the sides of the fans, and are called
    "swamp coolers". The damp towel can do the same thing. You might
    even be able to have a damp piece of cloth, thin
    cloth, on the back
    of the fan and get the same effect. This will dry quickly and will
    have to be dampened quite often.

    Ann in Arkansas






  7. #7
    Jacqui Caruso
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    I suffer fgrom MS which makes it difficult to be in the heat. I am a

    camp cunselor at a Cub Scout Camp this week and it is HOT!! I did

    however find a way to make my own cooling neck wraps for cheap myself!

    Fill a tube sock with rice and toss it in the freezer for a bit and

    then use. Hope this will be a fun actuivity to do with your little

    one and also on the cheap side for you as well!



    Jacqui C. in NE Georgia



    On 6/9/08, pseuzanne <pseuzanne@yahoo.com> wrote:

    > The weather forecast for tomorrow says it will be 98 degrees, with heat

    > indices well over 100. My daughter is 2 1/2, and most of my free summer

    > entertainment options involve being outdoors...






  8. #8
    Jacqui Caruso
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    This post reminded me of how I used to do for my dd when she was an

    infant/toddler and we lived in Orando. The night before we were going

    out (Disney, Sea World, beach, a friends...) I would prepare her

    bottles and then freeze them! When it is triple digits the last thing

    you want to drink is "room temperature" so why would a little one want

    it? I froze her water, juices, formula, we had no air conditioning

    in the truck so she would sweat and sweat in the fierce heat. Once I

    was concerned about her being comfortable temperature wise and the

    doctor said whatever I was comfortable in she would be too and I never

    had any issues with her after following that advice.



    HTH,

    Jacqui C. in NE Georgia



    On 6/9/08, Talea Ranker <teer2008@yahoo.com> wrote:

    > For the heat your gonna wanna open up all the windows and doors if you have

    > screen ones also. Get a few fans place them near the windows and such and

    > keep 'em going. If you have ceiling fans those are great too. Also I strip

    > mine down to his diaper for his naptime during the summer with a fan on

    > him. (I live in Alabama) Have lots and lots of cold drinks, like iced tea,

    > water, juices are ok, sodas are horrible - too much sugar makes me and my

    > kids sick in the heat.






 

 
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