If you haven’t yet – I strongly recommend you check out your local library to see what kinds of activities and resources they have. I just want to give a quick shout-out to the public libraries, because they have been an awesome source of enjoyment and learning for my 1-year-old.
The Bozeman Public library is where we spend at least 1 day a week (and sometimes 2-3).
Our favorites things about the library include:
- Books and Babies (a song, story and play time with about 30 other kids and their parents). I’ve seen this in a library in Seattle, too, so I think it’s in many libraries around the country.
- Awesome toys in the children’s section of the library. The best part is my son gets to play with a giant train set, a block set of about 100 blocks, and a giant collection of toy animals – BUT I don’t have to find some way to store them in our house! Double win!
- He gets to socialize with other kids that are his age, younger and older. Since he is with me all day, every day, he lights up like the sun every time he gets to be around other kids. It’s a great space to get to be with other children without having to enroll in a class.
- Free parenting classes offered throughout the year by local experts.
The best part is that EVERYTHING at the library is FREE! So, I hope you check yours out soon and that you enjoy it as much as we have.:-)