If you’re looking for something fun to do with your little one, try storytime. Reading to children develops their vocabulary and language skills, teaches listening, builds their knowledge of the world and fires their imagination. At storytime children also practice sitting still for extended periods of time, paying attention to an adult who’s not their parent and being quiet in group situations.
Below are some great storytimes in Kitsilano, where you and your tot can enjoy a singsong, learn some rhymes and build a love of books:<
Storytime Programs in Kitsilano
Mama and Papa Goose at Kits Neighbourhood House
Infant and Toddlers, 6–18 months: Tuesdays 11:30am–12:30pm, September 24–November 26
Cost: $60 + $10 Kits House Family Membership. Register at Kits House to secure a place.
Location: St. Marks Church, 1805 Larch Street, 604-736-3588, kitshouse.org
Mother Goose at Westside Family Place
Infants, newborn–12 months: Mondays at 1.30–2.30 pm, October 21–December 2
Toddlers, 13–24 months: Mondays at 3.00–4.00 pm, October 21–December 2
Cost: $40. Register at Family Place to secure a spot.
Location: West Side Family Place, 2819 West 11th Avenue, 604 738 2818, Westsidefamilyplace.com
Storytimes at Kitsilano Library
The Vancouver Public Library offers free, drop-in half-hour Storytimes.
- Babies, newborn–18 months: Wednesdays at 10.15 am and 11.15 am, September 11–October 2 and October 23–December 4
- Toddlers, 18 months–3 years old: Mondays at 10.15 am, September 9–September 30 and October 21–December 2
- Preschoolers, 3–5 year olds: Mondays at 11.15 am, September 9–September 30 and October 21–December 2
- Man in the Moon (for babies and their dads): Saturdays at 10.15 am, October 5–November 23.
Location: Kitsilano branch of the Vancouver Public Library, 2425 Macdonald Street, 604-665-3976, Vpl.ca
Last modified: September 13, 2013