Being a parent/caretaker requires lots of diplomacy, negotiation, peacekeeping, policy implementation and strategy skills. That said, managing a household, its respective juvenile population and the consequent budgetary implications, is a… HUGE, EXPERIMENTAL and UNFORESEEN task! There is a never-ending need to keep kids and parents sane (as much as possible!). Family outings require loads of planning and logistics management – even if we’re just talking about a Sunday lunch! We’re 20 months into our assignment, and our current post wasn’t a totally new experience for us, since we’ve visited Brazil several times before we moved here. Visiting was fun and care-free. Living and adjusting as a family, a little harder than we’d expected, but still very manageable.
This week we happily discovered a new resource for parents, like us, looking for an alternative for our children [we’d already shared a list of activities/places for children on a previous post]. Here it is: the First Toy Library (“brinquedoteca“) in Recife, Pernambuco.
CASA DA LINDA, BRINQUEDOTECA:
Surprise your children. Here are some links on good stuff to do around Recife:
- Praia de Boa Viagem (beach) – natural war water pools protected by coral reefs guarantee a delicious time a the beach. The sand and waters are continuously monitored by the state’s environmental agency, CPRH and are pollution-free.
- Jardim Botânico de Recife (Botanical Gardens) – a natural reservation measuring 25.7 acres, a member of the Brazilian network of Botanical Gardens.
- Parque Dois Irmãos (park) – one of the most beautiful and picturesque green areas of the city, the 38.7 ha park is a zoo, botanical and environmental education centre and an Atlantic Rainforest reservation. Ecological walking trails are guided by Biologists.
- Parque da Jaqueira (park) – located by the Capibaribe river, the park covers 7ha and its the city’s largest one. Very green and has got beautiful gardens designed by Burle Marx.
- Parque 13 de Maio (park) – also designed by Burle Marx, in downtown Recife. Children’s playgrounds, jogging lanes, benches, royal palm trees and sculptures.
- Museu do Homem do Nordeste (museum) – one of the most historical and anthropological museums in Brazil. Hosts the “Family at the Museum” program.
- Paço Children’s Project – contemporary arts program in Recife.
- Escolinha de Arte do Recife (Junior Art School) – dedicated to awakening creativity and love for the arts in children.
- Mirabilândia – one of the largest amusement parks in NE Brazil, the fairground has more than 20 rides divided into radical, family and children.
- Game Station – there is an arcade in every major shopping mall, offering electronic games and fun for children and adults.
13 thoughts on “Day 625 in Brazil: More resources to entertain our children [and avoid going crazy!]”
Children are so special. Keep up the awesome work of parenting. Be blessed and encouraged!
Thank you so much for the encouraging words! Definitely, not an easy task, but well worth it! 😮
Wow! Those colors are amazing….beautiful and rich culture all over….thanks.
It makes me so happy to know that! Thanks! 😮
And some people say that moms don’t work. The way you describe it makes it sound like the CEO executive job of a major corporation. Well done!
You see?! that’s what I’m talking about, girl! 😮 Thanks for stopping by!
Thank you… and it´s a lovely place, indeed!