Learning to snowboard can be painful, but it doesn't have to be. A new pilot program called Little Rascals on Snow...boards at the Treasures Child Care Center at Smugglers' Notch introduces toddlers as young as 18 months to the basics of shredding in a safe, indoor environment. To get a feel for the sport, kids play with foam boards and mimic common riding movements, such as bending at the knees, with hula-hoops. "We want these children to learn the fundamentals of snowboarding without... bundling up for the snow and taking a hard fall," says snowboard program supervisor Michael Chait, who hopes to instill in his students a lifelong love of riding. "We want their first encounter with a snowboard to be a positive one."
If you're looking for a great camp where your child can play outside, check out Turtle Lane Art and Nature Camp at the Waldorf School. Campers build forts, fairy houses, and toy boats, play nature games, eat cherry tomatoes from the garden, make delicious whole-foods snacks, and create art from…(more)