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Baby, it’s cold outside, but February has things heating up. Right out of the box, or more to the point, right out of his hole, the greatest prognosticator of them all — the groundhog — will be poking his head out and letting the world know if we must endure six more weeks of winter, or if we will be seeing flowers blooming before we know it. If that doesn’t fill you with love, then Valentine’s Day surely will. An entire day devoted to hearts, candy and showing that special someone(s) how much you care is the perfect thing to make you smile this month. It’s also Presidents’ Day, which goes hand-in-hand with February break and we will be your guide every step of the way with fabulous museums to visit, crafts and special treats for those you love.
If getting away during winter break isn’t in the cards, you don’t have to come down with a case of cabin fever. Local and nearby museums offer the perfect cure for the wintertime blues. They are great places to visit with galleries filled with special activities, events and displays that will interest even your most hard-to-impress child. It’s a good idea to prepare your kids in advance, so everyone can make the most out of this adventure. If your kids are bouncing off the walls, they will jump for joy when you take them to an indoor trampoline park. You can get in on the fun, too!
February is THE month. It’s Dental Health Month, and if you want your kids to be grinning from ear-to-ear with beautiful smiles, start their teeth cleaning routine early. It’s also Black History Month. Talking to your kids about race can be a challenge. But if you model the behavior you want, the discussion will be easier. And, don’t forget that February 2 is Take Your Child to the Library Day. Visit your local library to see what free, fun activities they have planned to mark the occasion.
Who can forget about Valentine’s Day? Discover ways to pamper your partner with some extra treats to show that special someone how much you care. Get the kids involved, too with some heartfelt holiday projects that everyone will love. And if you need inspiration, The Wallingford Public Library is sharing lots of craft books to get those creative juices flowing.
It may be cold outside, but you can think warm thoughts when you plan ahead for summer. Everyone is looking forward to those carefree days, and our extensive camp and summer program listings insure your child can have a fun-filled summer.
Of course, don’t miss the Family Fun Calendar. February may only have 28 days, but there is a lot packed into the shortest month of the year. Here you’ll find lots of great shows and activities.
Happy Valentine’s Day and enjoy fabulous February.