|A summer series|
I'd like to welcome Reese to the blog today! I met her through the Ottawa Mommy Club and she has a park she wanted to share.
I am lucky enough to have a few parks in our area that are within walking distance from our home. With my hectic schedule, I try to get them to one of these parks at least once a day so they are not confined to our home all day long. Another reason why I like to get the “bosses” out is so that they can learn how to socialize with other “executives” in order to make friends within our community. The park that usually has a lot of kids at it seven days a week is Capital Park.
I love this park because it is quite literally a part of the neighbourhood. There is also a lot of space for kids to do just about anything they wanted at this park. There are different play areas for kids to play at, so they are not all forced to be into one area at the same time. There is a swing set for the swingers, the slide structure for younger kids to climb up, sit and chat, and run around the see-saw area that allows them to fly and soar; the climber for the older kids to explore and enjoy; the tire swing to spin (with me) to their heart’s content; and a field that they can play different sports in.
Why do I refer to this park as my kids’ “social network?” Well, because this is the park where most of the children in the neighbourhood tend to drop by and have fun for a while. My kids get the chance to learn from other children who attend the park. I also enjoy chatting with the parents and caregivers that frequent the park, too! Oh, and there are a lot of trees in the park, so it is very well shaded for those sunny days.
They learn how to share the communal toys that families generously donate to the park, and they learn how to play with other kids. My kids need to learn this vital skill before they start going to school, and they are getting better at sharing when they go to this park. Over the past few weeks, my kids have met some amazing children, and are happy to see them whenever we stop by for a visit.
Pros: It is a big park for being right in the middle of a neighbourhood. There is also a lot structures for kids to play on and there are usually always kids there to play with.
Cons: It is not gated in, so you do have to watch your children carefully since it is surrounded by the road on three sides.
This is how I view Capital Park. My kids love going to this park! It is a larger park with a lot of areas for kids to play. My kids also get to meet up with children they will eventually be attending school with, and they get to learn how to be around different people and to socialize. I am so glad my kids have a place where they can play and be become more social. I would recommend Capital Park to anyone who is looking for a park for their children to play and create their own “social network.”
Doesn't that sound like a great park? I'm going to have to take the kids this summer and check it out!
Reese is a mom of three kids (12, 3, and 1). She was born in Toronto, ON, but now resides in Ottawa, ON. She attended Carleton University, and received an Honours B. A. in Political Science.
Reese loves reading, sports (both playing and watching), fashion, music,movies and writing. You can follow along on her blog, Reese Speaks, and all over social media: