Here are my favorite finds for the week ahead!
The bouncy house list and the indoor playground list are all updated. You can find both, plus South Sound malls with play areas, under Rainy Day Play. For library story times, see the list below.
One note: NW Trek remains closed as they repair wind damage. I’ll keep you posted.
Story time links:
- Pierce County.
- Tacoma Public Library
- Timberland regional library (Thurston County)
- Kitsap Regional Library
- King County Library System
- Puyallup Public Library
Science Classes for Home Schoolers and other children resume at the Nature Center at Snake Lake
New Going Places exhibit at the Harbor History Museum in Gig Harbor is open to the public
Bonney Lake library is closed until the 26th of the month. You can use your card at any library in the system, and you can also use it to get cards at pretty much any other library!
Fancy Nancy Valentine Party at the Des Moines Library Meet Fancy Nancy ballerina and ballerinas from the Evergreen City Ballet. Learn some new moves; enjoy crafts. For ages 3 and up; adults should stay with children 6 and under. Refreshments and Fancy Nancy Ballerina photos. 3:45 in the meeting room. Thanks, South Puget Sound Macaroni Kid
Spanish/English storytime at the Puyallup Public Library See links above for many other story times.
It’s Valentine’s Day. Many school districts have their maintenance levies on the ballot, and your votes are due today. My suggestion? Show ’em some Love and vote to approve. Whatever you decide, do get them dropped off.
Car seat checks at Mary Bridge Link has info on other dates and locations.
Mommy and Me Crafts at the Ben Franklin in Bonney Lake Moms and preschool age (and younger) children are invited for crafts and social time. 5.00
It’s 1.00 day at the Starplex in Federal Way (tickets are just 2.00 other days). I see Happy Feet, Puss in Boots, and The Muppets
Read with a Dog at the Puyallup Public Library It’s Pepper today. Drop in and practice your reading skills with a low-pressure, canine listener. 3:30-4:30
Read to a Dog at the Graham Library at 6:30
Tot Time at Learning Sprout Toys in Tacoma call or check their fb page for details
Mommy and Me Fitness Class at Elev8te Fitness in Tacoma I haven’t been here or tried this, but reader Corey sent in a note that she takes her whole crew weekly and has a blast
Read to a Dog at the Summit Library at 4PM
Fetch Club at the South Hill library from 4-5 Science club for 3rd-5th graders based on the popular PBS series. Requires registration; 18 spots as of this posting; there is just 1 spot left in the earlier 3-4 time.
Juice and Jammies Wednesday at Barnes and Noble in Olympia 7PM
Critter Club for 3 and 4 year olds at the Pt.Defiance Zoo 8.00 or 10.00 (non members). Two dollars extra without preregistration. Does not include zoo admission. Special story time, crafts, and surprise animal encounter at every session. I did some of these with the boys, and they were always excellent. Also on Friday. 11AM
Creation Station at Learning Sprout Toys in Tacoma Call or check their fb page to confirm
Westfield Southcenter family fun day 10-11AM story and crafts. “Art Museum,” theme this month. Near the soft play area. From the link, click on the calendar to view or download.
Third Thursday in Tacoma Enjoy area art galleries and free admission and extended hours at all the downtown museums.
Story time at the Tacoma Nature Center Nature themed stories and activities for 3-6 year olds E is for earthworm; Registration required.
Critter Club for 3 and 4 year olds at the Pt.Defiance Zoo 8.00 or 10.00 (non members). Two dollars extra without preregistration. Does not include zoo admission. Special story time, crafts, and surprise animal encounter at every session. I did some of these with the boys, and they were always excellent. 11AM
Read to a dog at the Puyallup Library Drop in and practice your reading skills with patient canine listeners. It’s Robbie today from 1-2
Northwest Trek Re-opens! Just in time for their amazing Kids and Critters event this weekend.
Read to a Dog at the Graham Library at 6:30
I’ll have more Friday fun up in your weekend list. I know many of you have big kids home Friday, Monday, or both for mid-winter break. Don’t panic: I’ll be rounding up lots of ideas for you.
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