March 18, 2009

Library Story Time

I recently found out about story time at my local library and decided to give it a try with Ozzie a few days ago. He is just about the age where we can try new activities without a major meltdown (on either of our parts). Plus this gets the both of us out of the house on a rainy Seattle day.

Story time consists of two to three short stories, singing a few songs and playing a few interactive games all in 30 minutes. The perfect amount of time considering children's attention spans. They also have story time in three other languages (Spanish, Chinese and Russian). Since Ozzie is half Hispanic I may try the Spanish story time someday.

I am an avid reader so it is so important to me that Ozzie likes reading. There are so many wonderful children's books out there, I can't wait for him to really understand what is being read to him.

Unfortunately Ozzie did start to get antsy towards the end, 30 minutes is still a long time for a 7 month old. So we moved to the back of the room to not disturb the other kids. He calmed down once I stood up and changed his scenery a little. I really do think he enjoyed it though. He definitely found the other little kiddos interesting. If anything else, I learned a new song or two to sing to him at home. Luckily I live directly in between two neighborhood libraries so we will try the other one next week and pick our favorite.

Of course, I took a picture to email to Daddy at the office since he can't join us for these fun events. Sorry it's fuzzy, darn camera on my phone!