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Monday, January 16, 2012

Surviving Winter: Story Time at the Library

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I think a huge secret to making it through the winter months and still being sane, happy, and even a bit improved is to get a change of scenery every so often. One way to do this is story time at your local library. How awesome is the local library? All that free stuff? 

Every library does story time differently. For some, it is a "come one, come all" thing where you just show up and get some stories read. My library requires you sign up ahead of time, but they do really neat things for the children with fun crafts, handouts, and treats. 

And not all storytimes are at the library. We have a non-profit center close to our home that focuses on the history of the American West. They do a free storytime weekly that is full of stories, games, crafts, and food, and it is come one, come all, no sign ups required. Learn about the resources you have around you by asking moms with older children, reading the papers, and checking websites. 

Storytime offers a love of reading along with a social outing that is low-pressure. This is a great winter, rainy day, or hot day activity!


Kristy Powers said...

My favorite activity for children by far. :) Most libraries have a whole bunch of great programs going on besides the children's section stuff and the story times. I do have to plan on library visits being short - if necessary due to children's behavior. Training is so helpful. There was a great post on library training on your Chronicles of a Babywise Mom blog that was really helpful.

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