I don’t know about your toddlers, but mine get stir crazy in the winter and I need to get them out of the house. This is hard sometimes in Maine due to the weather and with four kids, things can get pricey. Over the years though, I have found a few different things to do that are FREE and that each of my children loved.

First, the Bangor Parks and Recreation Department. They offer a pre-school playtime open gym on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

My kids loved trips to their open gym. Some equipment/toys are provided, and they were able to make friends. It was also a great way to connect with other parents. This Pre-School Playtime Open Gym runs until May 24th, 2024. However, there will be no pre-school playtime on holidays, school vacations, and in-service days. You can join one of their open gym times at 647 Main Street Bangor. Here's more information.

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Second on my list is the Brewer Public Library’s Storytime with Miss Shelley. Miss Shelley has been the beloved Storytime coordinator for years now. She provides a fun hour of stories and crafts on Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting at 10:30 a.m.. I loved the fun education this provided my children. And when the weather is warmer, they have an outdoor play area my children begged to play on. For more Storytime information call 207-989-7943 or visit Brewer Public Library is at 100 South Maine Street in Brewer.

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Another Library with tons of kids' activities is the Bangor Public Library! The Bangor Public Library offers Tiny Tots Storytime on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This Storytime is for ages 2-4 years old and is a fun way to get your children to fall in love with books and interact with other children their age. They also offer other Storytimes for all ages including Bouncing Baby Storytime on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:15 a.m. to 10:35 a.m., Tuesday Tails at 11 a.m. for ages 4-to 8, and more. You can see all the activities they offer children and teens by visiting bangorpubliclibrary.org.

I hope you found this article helpful and happy playing!

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