Favorite Play Spots! Approved by The Real Toddlers of the East Valley 👶

Here are our current favorite toddler-friendly things to do, indoors and out, for your little little’s in the East Valley <3

Favorite Mall Indoor Play Zone:  Scottsdale Fashion Square 

Favorite Mall Outdoor Play Zone: SanTan Village in Gilbert

Favorite Coffee Shop with Toddler-Friendly Play Area: SoZo Coffeehouse in Chandler

Favorite Toddler-Friendly Trampoline Park: Krazy Air in Mesa

Favorite Indoor Play Place with Cafe: Makutus Island in Chander

Favorite Toddler-Friendly Museum: i.d.e.a Museum in Mesa

Favorite Toddler-Friendly Park: Dobson Ranch Park in Mesa

Favorite Healthy Kids Menu: Pita Jungle

Favorite Restaurant with Toddler-Friendly Play Area: Joe’s Crab Shack in Tempe

Favorite Outdoor Restaurant with Grass Area: Joe’s Farm Grill in Gilbert

Favorite Splash Pad: Riverview Park in Mesa

Favorite Sound Beginnings Classes: Let’s Play Music with Nicci Lovell in Mesa

Favorite Gymnastics Program: Aspire Kids Sports Center in Chandler

Got Leftovers?! Kid Friendly Meal Ideas for Holiday Leftovers. Our Kids Love ’em!

Stuck with a fridge full of holiday leftovers?  Try these kid friendly ideas:

Leftovers Breakfast – Mix leftover turkey and/or ham and veggies in an omelet and serve.  Cube potatoes, sweet potatoes, and squash and lightly pan fry.  Makes perfect home fries!

Turkey Cranberry Grilled Cheese Sandwich – Mix cooked leftover turkey chunks in with the cheese and pan fry.  Serve with cranberry sauce on the side for dipping.

Mini Pizza’s – Spread pizza sauce on english muffins and sprinkle with shredded cheese.  Chop leftover turkey and/or ham and spread evenly on top of each mini pizza.

Turkey Taco’s – Shredded turkey, mild salsa, shredded cheese, and tomato wrapped in a soft tortilla.

BBQ – Fill a crock pot with leftover meat and cook on low for a short time smothered in a bottle of BBQ sauce.  Serve with sides as a meal or on a bun as a sandwich.

Cinnamon Chunks – Chop squash and/or sweet potato and sprinkle with cinnamon.  Brown in the oven.

Fried Rice – Chop leftover veggies and ham/turkey with a fried egg and add to a pan or wok of fried rice.

Turkey Salad Sandwich – Chop or shred turkey and toss with chopped celery, minced onions and mayonnaise for turkey salad sandwiches.