The endless free time of summer seems fun at first, but often after several weeks of sitting around the house, kids get restless. Parents get tired of kids constantly watching TV or playing video games. We want to help them avoid the summer backslide that often occurs between June and September, but there are only so many answers to the question, “What can I do?”. As a parent, it can be challenging to come up with new ideas each day. So to help you get through the rest of the summer, I will be posting three activities each week that you can do with your kids around the 'burg. They will be fun and educational but will not break the bank. I hope they help you to make it through the rest of the summer with your sanity intact.
Children’s Museum of Richmond- Fredericksburg-
Kenmore Park is a great place to take the kids on a sunny day. It is located on the corner of Kenmore Avenue and Mary Ball Street in Fredericksburg. The park has a basketball court, lighted and unlighted tennis courts, children’s playground equipment, a toddler play area, and a field. The playground has swings and musical instruments that children can play. Kenmore park is also called Monument Park because visitors to the park can view the Mary Washington Monument constructed for Mary Ball Washington, the mother of George Washington. It looks like a smaller version of the Washington Monument. Mary Washington was buried here in 1789 near her daughter, Betty Washington Lewis’s house, Kenmore, which is across the street from the monument. The burial site and memorial are near “Meditation Rock” where Mary Washington prayed for the country and the safety of George Washington during the American Revolution. Read more about Mary Washington and the history of the monument
-Nina Parrish, M.Ed.