Saturday, March 7, 2009

Loving the Library

We've really been enjoying the library in Denver lately. Emily & I have attended "Toddler Time" a couple times now. Unfortunately, it's at the same time as the Mom's Morning Out program at our church on Friday mornings, but we can catch it once in a while when there is no MMO. Toddler Time is a 30 min. program geared for ages 1-3 that is a shorter, more active version of story hour. There are about 8-10 kids that attend. It's a great way to introduce and practice social skills that I can't possibly teach at home such as following some else's instructions, participating in structured group activities, walking in a line, etc. as well as using/playing with a variety of objects and materials. Plus I get a chance to meet some other moms from Denver! There are three of us due to have babies within 3 months of each other. Needless to say, we didn't have to squat down to pretend to waddle like a duck this week. ;o)

Today the library put on a program to celebrate Dr. Suess' birthday, so we decided to check it out as family. Here is our morning in pictures:

Coloring a Cat in the Hat hat and other pictures

Emily modeling her hat at home

Floor puzzles

Not sure what to think of the Cat in the Hat

Decked out in full rain gear (can you tell she loves her new umbrella?!?)

They were showing the movie Horton Hears a Who and had other older/messier crafts in another room, but we had fun doing our own thing. Since it was such a rainy, dreary day we went home and all caught up on some much needed rest after lunch. Yay for relaxing weekends!

1 comment:

Heather's Henhouse said...

Looks like a lot of fun. Wendell pulled out our umbrella the other day but I wasn't ready to show him how it works, fear of him knocking everything down in the house. Maybe when it warms up a little more we'll go outside in the rain and learn what it's all about. We had quite the "Cat in the Hat" weekend with all the rain we got.