Every parent knows that sometimes it's difficult to find a fun, safe place for the "little darlings" to work off their excess energy.

Fortunately, the Mountaintop offers a number of outlets for juvenile energy. For instance, you could try the following:

CD LANE PARK - Has swimming in the summer, as well as a playground, lots of grass, baseball diamond, and basketball courts.

KID STUFF TOY STORE - located on Main Street in Windham, this store has a number of products that are fun and educational for youngsters.

LEARN & PLAY CENTER - located at the Windham Theatre, just behind Key Bank on Main Street. Organized and run by New York State certified teachers, the Learn & Play Center will provide a structured and stimulating environment for your child while you ski. Call 518-734-6110 for details.

PLAYGROUND BEHIND THE WAJ SCHOOL - this playground is a veritable wonderland for children who love to climb, hide, and swing/slide.

THE BOUNTIFUL BASKET'S "ZOO" - located around the side of the Bountiful Basket in Windham, this "zoo" offers youngsters glimpses of goats, turkeys, peacocks, rabbits and other farm animals.

WINDHAM LIBRARY - located on Main Street, the library offers a wide range of books and magazines for youngsters of all ages.