Hope that everyone had a great weekend!  Here are some ideas for the week of 1/10 – 1/14.


Monday, January 10th    Tavern Toddlers

10:30am @ Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, Alexandria, VA

Tavern Toddlers is a special program for toddlers (walkers through 36 months) at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum.  It offers  is weekly open playtime on Mondays, between 10:30 and noon, with new craft activity each week.  There is also free play with various blocks and toys, as well as storytime.  Cost is $7/group of three (one adult).




Tuesday, January 11th    Playtime at Barnes & Noble

9am – 10pm @ Potomac Yard, Alexandria / Clarendon Commons, Arlington / Seven Corners, Falls Church / Georgetown, DC

With so many in the area, there is bound to be one near you, like Potomac Yard in Alexandria or Clarendon Commons on Arlington.  Even if there is not a storytime scheduled at your B & N, there is most likely a train table, reading chairs, and plenty of books to inspect.  Lately, this is one of K’s favorite places to go.  The train table is apparently a lot of fun for a 2-year-old.  Added bonus is the cup of coffee that you can have at the Starbucks inside!



Wednesday, January 12th    Aquarium

10:30 and 11:45 @ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD

A performance for the very young (ages 12 months to 5 years).  There will be music, beautiful puppets, and props, which will introduce the kids to an underwater world with a giant jelly fish; a grassy patch where sheep love to graze; and to a garden where lemons create the sun.   Along the way, every child will have a chance to get involved.  Cost is $10 per person; $5 lap seat for children under 12 months.



Thursday, January 13th    Birds on Your Block

10:00 – 11:00am @ Gulf Branch Nature Center, Arlington

Appropriate for ages 3 – 5.  Kids will learn about local winter birds, and will so a craft, hear a story, and take a short hike.  Registration is required, and you can register online or call 703-228-4747. Activity #: 622810-N  Cost is $5 per child.




Friday, January 14th    The Velveteen Rabbit

10am & 11:30am @ The Puppet Company, Glen Echo Park

Margery Williams’ tale of how toys become real, told with hand puppets, storytelling, and songs.  The show runs 45 minutes and is recommended for ages 3 1/2 and older.