Sometimes it seems like the days go by without any quality family time. Mornings are full of getting ready, days with jobs and child care and finally evenings with dinner, homework and bedtime activities. Where are the smiles, the cuddles, the photo opportunities, new experiences? There are many different options for families in Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, and South Miami to enjoy some staycation family time right in our hometown of Coral Gables. The Margaux Early Childhood School at Temple Judea wants their child care families to know about one great option for quality family time.
The Miracle Mile in Downton Coral Gables
While this may seem like more or an adult activity with all the upscale bars and restaurants, a fun Saturday or Sunday afternoon is perfect for families. Go to https://www.shopcoralgables.com/ to get some ideas of the different shops and restaurants.
To give some structure to your day, families can work on creating a scavenger hunt. Some ideas of things to do include:
- Ride on a trolley
- Get a hamburger
- Buy a new book
- Eat Ice cream
- Find a picture with a star
- Buy a birthday present for an upcoming birthday
The website https://www.coralgables.com/trolley-services has the full trolley schedule and even a map. The trolley is only available Monday – Friday so make sure take advantage of the trolley service on a holiday.
Afterwards, try out a new park as a reward. Sticking to rules about good behavior in public places, restaurants and more can be overwhelming. Let your little ones know there will be a park trip reward after. They’ll need the opportunity to yell, scream, run around, climb and all the other things kids like to naturally do.
Here are some parks in Coral Gables popular with families and the comments other parents have made:
- Phillips Park – shaded playground, walking paths
- Salvadore Park – different play stations for different ages
- Coral Villas Park – great for toddlers
Whew! That sure was a full day. But it was great family time and you’ll be surprised how much your little ones will remember from this day – they have great memories! Now, time to go home, read your new book and order some takeout. And, probably put the kids to bed early!
We invite you to come visit the Margaux Early Childhood School and learn about the quality childcare we have to offer. Call us at 305-667-9470 to schedule your visit. We are proud to serve families throughout South Miami from Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, and our hometown of Coral Gables.