Finding recreational activities for toddlers and preschoolers, and getting help paying for them

Finding recreational activities for toddlers and preschoolers, and getting help paying for them

While young children aren’t ready for organized sports, children this age can often benefit from taking part in recreation and learning programs in the community.

Activities for toddlers and preschoolers usually involve their parents or caregivers. And, since kids this age are still developing physical skills—like running, jumping, throwing and catching—play-based activities are an excellent way to help them hone these skills.

Check out the Community Calendar for a long list of free activities for infants, toddlers and preschoolers, including

As well, have a look at this list of not-for-profit sports and recreation organizations to find organized recreation programs—like parent-child swimming, skating or gymnastic lessons. The City of Greater Sudbury offers many parent-child programs at its community centres and arenas. These are all listed in the Leisure Guide.

Beginning around ages three or four, children may enjoy being part of classes or teams that are just for them. Again, the focus should be on play and developing basic physical skills.

Families who need help paying for programs aimed at children in this age group can apply for an assisted membership at the YMCA—which offers preschool-aged children programs like swimming, dance and gymnastics.

 

This content was prepared and reviewed by the City of Greater Sudbury and its partners. However, it should not take the place of advice from your health care provider or other professionals working with you and your child. 

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