Heartsong Music at Austin Children’s Museum- Monday, August 26 at 10am. Heartsong Music will be visiting during Baby Bloomers to teach Music Together, the internationally recognized early childhood music and movement program for young children (age 7 and under) and the adults who love them! Heartsong seeks to create a community of music-makers with excellent teachers, materials, and resources in a developmentally appropriate, engaging, fun, and participatory environment that nurtures music development. Cost: $6 adults, $4 children. Austin Children’s Museum, 201 Colorado Street.
Storytime at Brilliant Sky Toys & Books – Monday, August 26 at 11am. Ms. Sandy will captivate your child with a variety of stories and related crafts. FREE! Brilliant Sky Toys & Books, The Village at West Lake (360 and Bee Caves Rd), 701 S. Capital of Texas Hwy Suite D-480, Austin.
Books and Babies- Monday, August 26 at 2pm. A lapsit storytime program especially for babies and their caregivers. Very short stories are interspersed with songs, rhymes, and fingerplays for babies and parents. A brief playtime follows. Recommended for ages 0-18 months. Seating is limited, arrive early. FREE!! Twin Oak Branch Public Library, 1800 S. Fifth Street.
Music Class with Mr. Will- Monday, August 26 from 10am- 10:45am. Mr. Will is back with his popular music class for kids! Recommended for Kids age under 8! FREE!! Whole Foods, 12601 Hill Country Blvd.,Bee Cave.
Movie Monday at Amy’s Ice Cream: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles- Monday, August 26 at dusk. FREE!! Amy’s Ice Creams, 5624 Burnet Rd.
Armstrong Community School Storytime- Monday, August 26 at 12:30pm (at Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Road), Tuesday, August 27 and Wednesday, August 28 at 10:30am (at Westbank Library, 1309 Westbank Drive, Austin). Bring your preschoolers ages 0-5 to a very special Musical Storytime presented by The Armstrong Community Music School.
Interactive Storytime- Tuesday, August 27 from 10-11am. Every Tuesday our interactive story time gets little ones moving. From hopping around to one story to using scarves to animate another, everyone has a great time! This story time is great for crawling babies to preschoolers. FREE!! Baby Earth, 106 East Old Settlers Boulevard, Round Rock.
Bilingual Storytime with Armstrong Community School- Tuesday, August 27 at 10:30am.We all know the benefits of Early childhood music exposure. And it is also known that learning a second language should ideally begin as early as possible in a child’s life. How about combining the two? Join us in our Canta y Habla sing-a-long using pieces from our new curriculum, Somos Amigos, developed by Ann Benson. You will learn traditional Spanish songs as well as a few originals. FREE!! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.
Music with Mr. Will at Brilliant Sky Toys & Books – Tuesday, August 27 at 11:30am. Rock out with local children’s singer, “Mr. Will” Dupuy. Brilliant Sky Toys & Books, The Village at West Lake (360 and Bee Caves Rd), 701 S. Capital of Texas Hwy Suite D-480, Austin.
Spanish Storytime- Tuesday, August 27 at 11am. Storytime in Spanish or presented bilingually in Spanish and English/Una hora de cuentos bilingües o en español para toda la familia. Seating is limited, arrive early. FREE!! North Village Branch Public Library, 2505 Steck Ave.
Pajama Storytime- Tuesday, August 27 at 6:30pm. Come cuddle at Laura’s Library! Kids of all ages, get comfy in your favorite pajamas, grab your sleepy toy and come for the best bedtime stories ever. The milk and snacks are on us! FREE!! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Road
WIC Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Fair- Tuesday, August 27 from 1:30- 4:30pm. WIC staff and community partners will provide information on breastfeeding, the WIC breast pump program, how to continue breastfeeding when you return to work or school, and Texas laws which support breastfeeding. Community partners such as The Milk Bank, Any Baby Can and others will also offer information about their services. You can play games and win prizes! Bring your WIC card and get your WIC benefits during this event. FREE!! Pflugerville North Rural Community Center, 15822 Foothills Farm Loop, Pflugerville.
Baby Signs Meetup Group- Tuesday, August 27 at 2pm. Baby signs meetup group with Tina Cavanaugh. This group gathers to practice signs that the kids have already learned, but anyone is welcome to join. Beebo the Bear will be there too! This would be a great way to find out more about sign language classes for your lil one. Toybrary, 7817 Rockwood Lane, Suite 101.
Nutty Brown Kids Nite – Tuesday, August 27 from 6-8pm. Kids can enjoy 99 cent kids meals, twistin’ art balloons and a moonbounce. Nutty Brown Cafe, 12225 U.S. 290.
Trailer Food Tuesdays- Tuesday, August 27 from 5-9pm. Join us at the Long Center for live music, FREE Camp Gladiator workout, and delicious food trucks from 5p-9pm for the August Edition of Trailer Food Tuesdays! Long Center for Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive.
Free Admission to the Library on LBJ’s Birthday – Tuesday, August 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Celebrate LBJ’s 105th birthday. Cake will be served at the Library from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and cupcakes will be served on the West Mall of the UT campus beginning at 10 a.m., until the cupcakes are gone. Admission to the Library will be FREE. LBJ Library, 2313 Red River St., Austin.
Mandarin Immersion Class- Tuesday, August 27 from 10:30- 11:30am. Please join A Child’s Garden of Language for a FREE Mandarin Immersion Class for children from birth to age five. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot. Soma Vida Yoga Studio, 1210 Rosewood Ave.
Baby Sign and Play Class- Tuesday, August 27 from 3:30- 4:30pm. Baby Sign & Play Classes provide an interactive learning session for child and parent to begin the path to learn basic sign language communication skills. Research has shown how pre-verbal children, who learn ASL, have reduced frustration and stress by being able to convey their needs and feelings. Learning Sign Language is a fun way for the whole family to learn a second language. $10 per child. Baby Earth, 106 East Old Settlers Boulevard, Round Rock.
All Ages Storytime- Wednesday, August 28 at 10:15am. Storytime for children aged 5 and under and their parents, featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and crafts or other extension activities. FREE!! Seating is limited, arrive early. Ruiz Branch Library, 1600 Grove Blvd.
Music with Mar- Wednesday, August 28 from 9:15- 10am. Music with Mar is a class where a caregiver and child (ages birth through preschool) participate together in musical activities. These classes are focused on the four main areas of development – cognitive, social, motor and language. Classes are drop-in, so no advance sign-up needed. The class costs $7, payable directly to Angie, the class leader. Baby Earth, 106 East Old Settlers Boulevard, Round Rock.
Gymboree Storytime- Wednesday, August 28 at 10:30am.In addition to a fun storytime, Gymboree helpers will be here today singing songs, blowing bubbles, and playing a fun parachute game. The storytime will end with us performing ‘the Goodbye dance’ led by Gymbo the Clown. FREE!! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.
Barnes and Noble Storytime- Wednesday, August 28 at 11:00am. All ages. FREE!! Barnes and Noble, La Frontera Village, 2701 Parker Road Bldg A Suite 700, Round Rock; 10000 Research Blvd #158; Lakeline Crossing, 14010 US Hwy. 183; Sunset Valley Village, 5601 Brodie Lane Suite 300.
Sound & Cinema: Back to the Future - Wednesday, August 28. Food trailers will be open at 7 p.m. The FREE sunset concert with Hello Wheels, playing hits from the 1950s and 1980s, will begin at 8 p.m., followed by the FREE screening of Back to the Future after dark. This is the final event in the Sound & Cinema series. Long Center City Terrace, 701 W. Riverside, Austin.
Austin Children’s Museum Community Night - Wednesday, August 28 from 5 – 8 p.m. This is the final week to visit Austin Children’s Museum before the doors close on the downtown location on September 1. The Museum will evolve into the Thinkery and reopen at an all-new 40,000 square-foot facility at Mueller on December 7, 2013. Admission to Community Night is by donation (suggested: $1 per person). Austin Children’s Museum, 201 Colorado, Austin.
Storytime with Phillip- Wednesday, August 28 from 9-10:30am. Join Phillip for a free activity, story and snack! FREE!! Whole Foods, Mezzanine, 525 N. Lamar Blvd.
Preschool Storytime- Thursday, August 27 at 11am.Storytime for preschoolers and their parents featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and crafts or other extension activities. Recommended for children ages 3 to 5. Seating is limited, arrive early. FREE!! Yarborough Branch Library, 2200 Hancock Drive.
Unplugged at the Grove – Thursday, August 29 at 8pm. FREE!! Join KGSR every Thursday for 24 consecutive weeks at Shady Grove on Barton Springs Road for one of Austin’s longest running free concert series. There’s still no cover charge, $3 Ziegenbock Drafts, and the best music, food, and fun you’ll experience under the clear, warm skies of Austin, Texas! Additional parking is available at the Bicycle Sports Shop right down the street at 517 S. Lamar Blvd. This week, Shakey Graves will perform. Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd.
Toddler Storytime- Friday, August 30 at 11am. A storytime program designed for toddlers and their parents, featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, and games. Recommended for children aged 18 months to 3 years. Seating is limited, arrive early. FREE!! Hampton at Oak Hill Public Library, 5125 Convict Hill Road.
Silly Stories and Crafts- Friday, August 30 from 10-11am.We will read a book, play with a parachute, create an awesome craft, pop bubbles and have a GREAT time! BabyEarth story times are great for all ages! Join us every Friday for this wonderful story time! FREE!! Baby Earth, 106 East Old Settlers Boulevard, Round Rock.
Dance and Movement Therapy for Kids- Friday, August 30 at 10:30am.Movement is the language that children use from birth. Utilizing dance and movement therapy with children gives them an instinctual tool to express their thoughts and feelings. DMT is applicable for children of all ages, all physical and mental functioning levels, and all diagnoses. By entering into their world, “trying on” their movement, and allowing them to express themselves freely, without judgment, children feel more seen, heard and understood, boosting their confidence and sense of self. This session will include a warm-up, active engagement, and cool down or closure period. Creative movement, dance/play, music, American Sign Language, and other creative arts are utilized to cater to your child’s preferred method of expression. FREE!! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Road.
Toddlertime with Music Together, Music Forever- Friday, August 30 from 10:30- 11am. This session will be geared specifically for children ages 18 – 36 months. Music Together, Music Forever is an early music literacy program that builds on a child’s natural enthusiasm for music and movement. FREE!! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main Street.