I have three young boys aged 8, 5 and 3- because I work full time and do a bit of shared care with my ex, my biggest day with them is Saturdays.
These boys are completely full of beans and a lot to handle on my own! I'm finding that unless I find somewhere to take them out on Saturdays, they are bored, restless, snack all day, make mess and spend a lot of time gaming and watching TV I try to manage this as best I can (playing games etc, restricting, cleaning duties, going out) but it gets tough when I've got to fill up a full day...
So I'm thinking of trying to find an extra curricular activity all three can go to with me to fill in some of this time, give them goals, teach them discipline and focus and help take care of some of that incredibly high energy they have!
But is there anything that could cater to all three ages in one go??? What would you recommend? Also, would it be reasonable of me to ask exdh to help cover the cost? I'm in Logan area QLD so if anyone knows anywhere good let me know
I've brought it up with exdh for now and emailed a swim school- but what else is out there that could work?
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19-04-2015 07:25 #1
What extra curricular activity?
Last edited by KiWolf; 19-04-2015 at 07:29.
19-04-2015 07:39 #2
What about Gymnastics
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19-04-2015 07:55 #3
What about tennis? They start from tiny tots (2yrs) up.
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19-04-2015 08:00 #4
Tennis is one I think they'd love- I tried to sell gymnastics to my eldest just now and he wasn't having a bar of it :/
Martial arts would be good too- might have to have a look around
What else do other hubbers kids do on Saturdays?
19-04-2015 08:13 #5
What about a trampoline park? There would be different sections for all the ages and you can get the kids to look up tricks on youtube etc and try and complete them making it more like a sport
19-04-2015 08:13 #6
What extra curricular activity?
If you are happy to travel down the coast, how about Nippers during the warmer months? It should incorporate all age groups, and by the time you travel to and from would take up a better part of a Saturday.
There are plenty of other things down the coast you could do with the kids afterward if you really wanted to wear them out 😄
Eta.. Sorry, just re read your post..the youngest age to start is 5
19-04-2015 09:01 #7Senior Member
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Little athletics? You would have to check the starting age at your local as the 3yr old may be a bit young. Little aths offers field events and running events so most children find something there they enjoy.
19-04-2015 09:28 #8
Soccer? I know a lot of clubs where i am offer tiny tots classes (3 years+).
19-04-2015 09:44 #9
Soccer- but the 8 year old would have training during the week.
Swimming is great, but getting the 3 of them in at the same time might be difficult.
Perfectly reasonable to ask your ex to help out, IF you include him in choosing a sport/activity too- go through commitment, costs, etc.
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