Favorite Outings With Toddlers
Hyattsville Parks : Lists of and locations for the 7 parks in Historic Hyattsville
IKEA : Little kids can play in the ball pit in the 2nd floor showroom. There's a height requirement for the kid drop off play area.
College Park Aviation Museum : Many hands-on activities for the preschool set make this a fun outing.
National Aquarium of Baltimore : A trip to the Aquarium requires some fortitude: it can be very busy with many people crowded around the tanks and strollers are not allowed. The wonder of seeing so many fish makes it worthwhile though.
Rock-n-Romp : Kid-friendly rock shows!
PG Pool : "The Cool Pool." The Prince George's Community Pool is cooperatively owned and run by its members. It's not a for profit entity or underwritten by any government source. It is located in in Mt. Ranier and is walking distance (for the healthy) or a 5 minute drive (for the rest of us) from Hyatsville. Amenities include a large toddler pool, 50 m swimming pool, diving well, outdoor grills, lots of grass and shade.
Hyattsville Library : Morning and evening storytime for babies, toddlers and/or preschoolers. Also check out other nearby libraries like New Carrollton, Laurel, Mt. Ranier (information available on the same Web page as this link).
Favorite Bargain/Thrift Shopping
Mondays are 25% off
Favorite Kid-Friendly Restaurants
Favorite Board Books of the Under 2s
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
The Napping House by Audrey and Don Wood
I Love You Through and Through by Bernadette Rossetti Shustak and Caroline Jay
ABC: A Child's First Alphabet Book by Alison Jay
The Squiggly Wigglys by Elizabeth Koda-Callan
Book Recommendations for Moms and Dads
Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron
Good Night, Sleep Tight by Kim West and Joanne Kenen
The Baby Book by Dr. Sears
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League
Signing Smart with Babies and Toddlers by Michelle Anthony and Reyna Lindert
Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems by Richard Ferber
First Meals by Annabel Karmel
Setting Limits with your Strong Willed Child by Robert J. MacKenzie Ed D.
Places For Interesting Classes
Joe's Movement Emporium : dance and music classes
Lets Do Music Together : parent-child music classes
Yoga Space : adult, kids', and mommy-baby yoga
Flexible Family Fitness : locally owned fitness center offering personal training, treadmills and workout equipment for children and adults from 2 years of age and up
Just For Kids Yoga : yoga classes from a local Hyattsville Mom
Greenbelt Recreation : a link to the city of Greenbelt's recreation guide
UMD Campus Recreation Services : classes for adults and children; open to the community