It’s back to school day at the SFM house, and let’s just say, some of us were more excited about it than others!
With the big kids back in school, lots of events are resuming. You can hit a story time every day of the week if you want. Many area museums and organizations are also resuming their programs. Check out the listings in the menu bar for more inspiration-you’ll find open play times at area bouncy house facilities and open gyms at area parks departments-and that’s just to start! It would also be a good time to check out the offerings at the Parks and Rec dept. near you, as most have begun registering for new programs. Can’t find something you’re looking for? Found a gem I didn’t include? Let me know!
Story times resume at Pierce County Libraries. Every library has multiple story time events this week. Select the date you want on the calendar and find a story session at a library near you! Note that other PCL library links in this post are pdf flyers.
Story times for preschoolers in Gig Harbor at 10:30, young toddlers in Orting at 10:30, and the whole family in University Place at 6:30. There is also a Play 2 Learn time at 10:00 at South Hill. See the calendar link above for more story time events.
Stroller Strides Grand Opening Event 9:00 AM South Hill Mall Puyallup Giveaways, goodie bags and a free mini class. Go one post down for details.
Wee Ones Weekly 9:30-11:00-Special program for toddlers and preschoolers at The Children’s Museum of Tacoma. 7.00 per child plus museum admission (get the play pass from your library to score free admission). This event is also on Wednesdays.
It’s 1.00 day at the Starplex in Federal Way. Catch Despicable Me, Legend of the Guardians, or Secretariat.
Family Fun Time at the Harbor History Museum in Gig Harbor Special family story and craft on the first Tuesday of the month. 1.00 plus museum admission. Today’s craft is a nautical stamp. 3:45-5:00
Read to a Dog 6:30 at the Graham library Kids of all ages and abilities can practice their reading skills while a therapy dog in training listens patiently.
Story Time with Leroy 11:00 AM Special event for children at the Tacoma Art Museum. Free with admission (get the art access pass from your library to go for free).
Read to a Dog 4:00 Summit Library
Fetch Club Parkland/Spanaway Library 4:00 Science club for kids in 3-5th grade based on the PBS Fetch! series. This event requires registration and usually fills fast. As of now there are six spots left.
Art After School-Steilacoom Library Make a snowman. Open to any child 6 and up. No registration required.
Gig Harbor Library Chess Club 6PM Kids in grades K-6 enjoy 20 minutes of instruction and half an hour of game play
Beginning Science for home schooled children ages 8-10 at the Tacoma Nature Center Registration and fee required. Morning and afternoon sessions available-these fill fast.
Nature Discovery Hour for kids ages 3-7 at the Discovery Pond at the Tacoma Nature Center 10:30 AM 3.00 per child; no charge for adults Special activities and tools to help kids explore the Discovery Pond.
Story times at Puyallup Public Library. Preschool time at 10:00; Toddlers at 11:15
Nature Alphabet J is for Jumpers 1:30 Nature themed story time at the Tacoma Nature Center. Registration required. 6.00 per child
As always, I’ll have your list for the weekend up on Friday, and it’s a good one!