I'm a 27 year old mom to 7 month old Tyron. He brings me so much joy every day, and being a mommy is everything I ever hoped it could be, and so much more! I love my life with my husband and son and our two greyhounds and silly kitty. We are a small town family, living in a big city, and I couldn't ask for more.
Okay, so it’s not just a summer activity, but it’s definitely nice to have a cool, air conditioned escape in the library! Many public libraries offer story time for different ages. When Tyron was just a couple months old, we took him to baby time and Mother Goose (Baby Time offered by the Public Library and Mother Goose offered by the Ontario Early Years Centre). He wasn’t all that interested or interactive our first go around, but when I found out the public library was doing a summer session of Baby Time, I got super excited!
One of the things I always wanted for Tyron was for him to love books as much as Doug and I do. I wanted him to have favorite stories, and to ask us to read to him over and over again, to pull out the same book every night because it was his favorite. Long before I was even pregnant, Doug and I had talked about wanting to read to our kids at bed time. I have fond memories of visiting my childhood best friend and sleeping over at her house, and listening to her dad read The Chronicles of Narnia to all three of his kids (and me) before bed. I want to share my love of reading with my kids.
The great thing about Baby Time is that the librarians know how to keep the babies’ attention. They sing songs, do rhymes, use puppets and props and read fun books that babies love. Ty loves to crawl on the big rug and sit right up front where he can see the pictures up close! He also loves the very end of the class, when the librarians/teachers blow bubbles!
Ask the librarians in the Children’s section of your local library for any story time or baby activities they may do. And if they don’t offer any, ask if there’s a way to suggest an activity. And if that doesn’t work, do story time at home!