Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Thumbs Up for Fairfax!

I have to take a minute to give a "thanks guys!" shout out to Fairfax County Public Library.  Yes, it's true, I had been annoyed with them a while back because they said they were taking away most programs for children under 2.  However, they have kept a few which we've attended and that I've mentioned before (example: Jammin' Beach Party, and Beach Bunnies, which they've gotten rid  Some of these programs we've been to recently, though, haven't been too great.  I think it really depends on who's running it.  When you're putting on a program for the under-two set, you really need to be sensitive to your crowd.  I've been to some where they read books that are too long, don't do enough songs, or don't let you bring in  a stroller (a real problem if you have twins, like some of our friends). 

So, in light of this, yesterday was a real treat!  We went to a program called Pohick Regional Library, which is just around the corner, called "Tiny Tots."  It was for children ages 13-17 months.  First of all, it is awesome that they narrowed it down to this small group.  They are a unique bunch of bears, kiddos this age, and if you have one, or ever have had one, you know what I'm talking about!  "Tiny Tots" was great.  They had a large, colorful carpet spread out with board books scattered all over.  The librarian didn't mind if your child stayed on your lap or crawled around.  She mixed very short, repetitive, and fun stories with songs, rhymes, jingle bells, and even the ever-popular BUBBLES at the end.  Can't go wrong with "bubbies," right?  Enjoy this little clip, and find activities at Fairfax County libraries here!


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