We have been experiencing a heat wave in Toronto this summer and my Princess has been crazy being cooped up inside during the hottest parts of the day. Since we live in an apartment building that doesn’t have a pool, I have had to come up with some ways to keep the Princess cool when we do go outside;
- Splash Pads. One thing I am very fortunate for in Toronto is the long list of splash pads. These playgrounds are great when its hot and you don’t have a pool of your own. A little note though, these are not supervised and it is up to the parents or guardians to watch over their children.
- Water Balloons. For a few dollars, you can get a huge container of balloons and it supplies kids with hours of fun.
- Local pools. Alderwood Pool is my favourite and they have drop in programs for families where for $3.50, you can go swim for an hour. There are also free pools all over Toronto.
- Sprinklers, water guns and slip & slides. Available from almost every box store, all these items require is a water source and children, the rest is all in the imagination of the user.
Be sure in the extreme heat to stay hydrated and if it is really hot, be sure to stay inside or visit a local mall or indoor building where it is air-conditioned.