You know by now that we think almost any beach is a great place for preschool-age children. We like the water warm or cold, the sand fine or gritty—and we'll take rocks as well. Our kids adore beaches and pools in any shape or size, and, therefore, so do we.
That doesn't mean, however, that we aren't always on the lookout for the perfect beach. And we are not alone. Lists of the "best beaches" such as this one abound, and they always make for great daydreaming. But as parents of little ones, we have our own set of criteria for what makes a beach or pool the ideal place to spend a happy morning or week or month. Here are things we look for:
The thing we love best about the beach is that it's one of the few places where young children can entertain themselves for hours and hours, day after day. There's no need to organize activities. If you can manage to tote along a few buckets and shov... read more
Packing and unpacking aren't exactly top of our list of favorite ways to spend our days. Except of course if we're headed to the beach. Say "beach" and we are dragging out that old beat-up bag and shoving stuff into with glee! (We're still not so... read more