Ages 0-2.

Sensory Art Experiences for Little Ones

You are never too young to be an artist! Join us on Saturday, July 16 at the Downtown Library Multipurpose Room from 10:30-11a for Little Ones and Creative Fun. This sensory art experience is designed for 0-2 year olds and their caregivers, and provides a bonding experience through art that allows for early expression of creativity. Michelle Freund and Kelly Zechmeister of UM Child Care will guide us through the activities.

Check Out Some of Our New Youth DVDs!

Come take a peak at the some of the new and interesting Youth DVDs at the AADL! We are always getting fun and exciting movies for you and your family to check out. We have the new Sesame Street DVD, Sesame Street. Elmo's Travel Songs and Games, which would be great to watch with your kids before taking your summer vacation this year! We also have other Sesame Street DVDs like, Sesame Street. Elmo's Rainbow And Other Springtime Stories, Elmo's World. People In Your Neighborhood, Sesame Street. Silly Storytime, and Sesame Street. Bedtime With Elmo! Which one(s) will your family be checking out?

PreK Bits - DANCING BABIES


Are you 0 to 5 years old?
Are you making plans for your parents this weekend?
Bring them to the Dance at Traverwood on Sunday.
DANCING BABIES will be led by Aron Kaufman @ Traverwood Branch, June 12, 2011 from 1-1:40 pm.
Trot-out your toes, and kick-up your knees for the occasion!

Milk Mommas Group

La Leche LeagueLa Leche League

Join the La Leche League of Ann Arbor for both kid & breast-feeding friendly social time with other moms. There's now a group that meets at 300 North Huron in Ypsilanti every 4th Saturday of the month from 3:00-5:00 PM. For a list of other local La Leche League group meetings in the area click here. AADL has materials on the topic as well as a wide range of items about parenting.

DANCING Babies @ PITTSFIELD Sunday, April 17 1-1:40pm.

PITTSFIELD Branch Library will be the location for Dancing Babies on Sunday April 17, 1-1:40 pm.
Please note the location!
It is changed from the Winter/Spring JUMP! brochure.

PITTSFIELD Branch Library will be the location for Dancing Babies on Sunday April 17, 1-1:40 pm. Dianne Dudley, of First Steps Ann Arbor, will lead. This is a music and motion program for families with children under 5 years.

If you want to dance at home, pick some special recordings from the Library Catalog.
Then kick off your shoes!
Push back the coffee table!
And PRANCE!

NEW Program - Just Babies!

If your baby is creeping, rocking, stretching, and not yet walking, ... bring your little Valentine for a "Date" on Friday evening, Feb. 11, 6:30 to 7:10 pm. @ Pittsfield Branch Library. This is the youngest program the Library has offered. Denise Owens of Kindermusik will lead the program that includes music and movement activities perfect for babies in their first year.

Just Babies! | Friday, February 11 | 6:30-7:10 pm | Pittsfield Branch

PreK Bits -Kangaroos

Kangaroos came to Storytime @ Malletts Creek today.
The baby kangaroos do not want to hop too far away from Mama. They know her Pouch! is a safe place to think about being brave.
Katy No Pocket is a story about Katy who was born with no pocket, and cannot carry baby Freddy with her. They have a fabulous solution by the end of the story.
What Did You Put In Your Pocket? adds surprising contents to the pocket every day of the week until Sunday when in goes the "spinky spanky hanky".
Look at Kangaroos to study photos of real kangaroos, how they look, where they live, and what they do.

Boo!

The Downtown Library will be filled with the tiniest and most colorful trick-or-treaters
you have ever seen on Friday, October 29th for the 9:30 am and 10:30 am Halloween storytimes. After stories and songs we’ll give out bags and candy to kickoff the Main Street Treat Parade which begins at 11:00 am. To get in trickster mode, check out two brand new treats, Hallowilloween and AlphaOoops! H is for Halloween.

Baby Bits - Play Ideas

Looking for more ideas to entertain yourself and your baby/toddler?
Flip through some of the following books, and find things that will work for you:
Baby Games
Start Smart
Baby’s First Skills
From Crib To Kindergarten
The Secret Of Play
Raising Your Child Well
It's surprising how many are simple "tried and true" activities for generations, and we just forgot.
Enjoy!

Baby Bits - HONK Honk BEEP Beep !

Here are Books and Songs about "Things That GO" so you can take Baby PlayGroup activities home with you.
Journey Home From Grandpa's is a "Kit" which has a book of colorful pictures, with words to the song, and a CD of Fred Penner singing the song.
Honk Honk Rattle Rattle is a CD full of "vehicle" songs sung by Richele Bartkowiak. Find more of her theme-based CDs and find your favorite songs to sing.
Clang Clang Beep Beep: Listen To The City helps you make the sounds you hear in the city.
Books by Byron Barton are classics for bright, bold pictures and beginning concepts, to include My Car, Trains, Airport, and Machines At Work.
Or ... take home a Stories To Go bag on a theme of your choice like Transportation.
Then read Good Night Engines before you go to sleep.
HONK Honk, BEEP, Beep !!

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