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Baby Art Playground: Tummy Time Painting

This was definitely one of the easiest (and most inexpensive) Baby Art Playgrounds to whip up on the fly--and it achieved the same happy results. Supplies were things we already had around the library including acrylic paint, cardstock paper, and ziploc bags. Prep was minimal and involved cutting the paper to fit inside the bag… Continue reading Baby Art Playground: Tummy Time Painting

Crafting · Programs

Broke Holidays: 20s and 30s Craft Night

And now a break from my regularly scheduled baby programming. Presenting a millennial program so delightful, so utterly essential to providing age diversity to your adult programming that you will find these elusive millennials crawling out of their microbrew pubs, detaching themselves from their cat collecting apps*, and scrambling for a babysitter just to come to your… Continue reading Broke Holidays: 20s and 30s Craft Night

Babies · Crafting · Programs

Baby Art Playground: Texture Blocks

Part III of the Baby Art Playground Series Oh oh oh, this was one of my favorite baby crafts. LET ME TELL YOU EVERYTHING. Why texture blocks? Textures are a wonderful early learning experience for growing senses. As babies explore their world, they are building curiosity, strengthening eye sight, and being able to discriminate between… Continue reading Baby Art Playground: Texture Blocks

Babies · Crafting · Programs

Baby Art Playground: Discovery Bottles

Part II of the Baby Art Playground Series A big hangup with baby crafting is the threat of a big mess. Oftentimes, this is a wonderful thing as babies explore their world and express their curiosity through play. But sometimes it's nice to have an activity with minimal mess paired with a long-lasting toy. Especially if… Continue reading Baby Art Playground: Discovery Bottles

Music

More Than Raffi: Caspar Babypants

What is your favorite song about fruit? "Bananas in Pajamas"? No, too suggestive. "I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts"? No, the lyrics are always rudely interrupted. "Apple Bottom Jeans"? Yeah, probably. But let's choose a song that is a bit more family friendly. A lot more soothing... "Movin' to the country, gonna eat a… Continue reading More Than Raffi: Caspar Babypants