It is that time of year in Olympia when the rain continues to endlessly fall from the sky, children are getting antsy and mothers are getting cranky. What every mother needs is a list of entertaining activities your kids can do indoors. The Rainy Day Activity series explores new ways to keep the kiddos entertained during the long winter months (but not by tearing your house apart!).
This week, bundle up your kids and head out of the house to check out one of the children’s story times around town.
Lacey Timberland Regional Library:
Book Babies (birth – 24 months): Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.
Toddler story time (children age 2): Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Preschool story time (children ages 3-6): Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
Olympia Timberland Regional Library:
Book Babies (birth – 24 months): Thursdays at 2 p.m.
Toddler sstory time (children age 2): Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Preschool story time (children ages 3-6): Thursday at 10:15 a.m.
Tumwater Timberland Regional Library:
Infant Lapsit (birth – 12 months): Mondays at 10:30 a.m.
Book Babies (12 – 24 months): Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.
Toddler story time (children age 2): Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
Preschool story time (children ages 3-6): Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Borders: Children’s story time on Saturday at 2 p.m. (includes story and craft)
Barnes and Noble: Children’s story time on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Juice and Jammies on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. (juice provided)
Orca Books: Children’s story time on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Cabelas: Children’s story time held the 1st Saturday of the Month at 10:30 a.m. (children ages 3 – 8)
For more information on how reading can make your children smarter click HERE.
As parents it is our job to teach our children to love books and reading from a young age. For twelve great tips for raising a reader click HERE.
Hint: In order to maintain good spirits and a happy household during the gloomy winter months, I suggest you take advantage of every peek of sunshine to get outside! Visit the park, run around, take a walk or kick a ball. Then when it is way too yucky to go outside, try one of the activities explored in this series.
Don’t miss the other articles in this Rainy Day Activities series. Each article focuses on a new, enjoyable activity or project your kids can do indoors and will hopefully provide you with some ideas of ways to stave off rainy day boredom! Keep watching this column for more rainy day fun!
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