We look forward to warming when you can relax comfortably outside the city. At first glance, there is nothing to do at the dacha, but this is not quite so.
House and sandbox
We have none of this yet, but the neighbors and my niece (she lives in another city) have a plastic house (about 1.20m tall, with a bench and a table inside), and a sandbox with sand for making kulichikov.
If we spent more time in the country, I would have thought about buying them, and so – I’m afraid the acquisition does not make sense. Remember that the sandbox must be with a lid so that cats, dogs and other animals and traces of their stay do not settle there. More expensive models have a water tank in order to facilitate the molding of papochek.
Of course, if we lived in a private house in the country, I would definitely buy a house, a sandbox, and even a slide 🙂
We were lucky – a neighbor on the cottage presented us with a suspended swing of the simplest model. Minus – in 2 and 3 years the daughter did not know how to climb and roll herself into it, the presence of an adult is obligatory. How will this year, we’ll see.
However, even if you buy – it is not as expensive as it seems. At the market, swings cost about 200 rubles, and in the country, on the way to the country, it is even cheaper. My niece has a slightly different model – with a triangular base, and not a mounted one. The effect is the same, except that the second option takes up more space.
According to my observations, 9 out of 10 children have a passion for cooking food from improvised means. And it does not depend on the sex of the child. Therefore, going to the country, take more toy dishes and wait for the soup of the earth and flower petals to be ready.
In the absence of a toy fit unnecessary real dishes. From materials everything is suitable – sand, earth, pebbles, leaves, water, petals, etc.
Pools and ponds
As I already wrote, our reservoir is not suitable for swimming. Yes, and the lake is 10 minutes walk from the house. However, many of our friends at the cottages have pools – inflatable and excavated in the ground. Of course, it is very pleasant to refresh yourself in the heat in an artificial reservoir, but this, on the other hand, is an extra concern – to monitor the temperature and cleanliness of the water, as well as ensure that the baby does not sink.
We have enough walks to the lake – we collect flowers, look for lizards, sunbathe and swim in it. To compensate for the lack of a reservoir, you can select a basin with water.
A few minutes from the cottage – the forest. Having previously protected herself from ticks and mosquitoes, her daughter goes there with her grandfather to pick mushrooms, flowers and berries. Obligatory points of the program are the study of flora and fauna of the forest belt.
If there is a possibility – you need to rest outside the city. Sometimes it is just necessary to leave the city rush and dust to relax in the fresh air, eating the actual grown berries and vegetables.
While relaxing in the countryside, you should not forget about safety and comfort – you should have a first-aid kit, a sufficient amount of changeable clothes, clean water, favorite books and toys in case of bad weather.
How do you spend time in the country?