Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tuesdays with Olsen

We recently switched Olsen to go to daycare Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays (from Tues, Wed, Thurs). I am hoping to collect all my data for my dissertation this semester and will have to travel a lot. With this new schedule, I can have Saturday to travel back home if needed (since Adrian's schedule is not as flexible now with his new job).

It's kind of nice, because there are more activities for Olsen and me to participate in on Tuesdays. Today we went to story time at the North Logan Library. They have two story times, one for 0-2 years and another 30 minutes later for 3-5 year olds. We went to the first story time first. He loved the singing parts of the session. He really does love to sing. He danced to the chicken dance and sang "Itsy Bitsy Spider" and "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes". But then he walked off during the actual stories, so we left the story room and he played in the children's section for awhile. We ran into a friend and her son and talked with them before Olsen decided that he wanted to go back to the story room and hear the story.

So we waited until the next story time, and he actually listened to the stories the second time around. He even got to participate in the felt board story and place his piece of 8 lions on the board when the librarian read about the lions. Although he was much more involved for the second story time, we didn't stay the whole time. His attention faded when they got to the third story about Inuit people. He still had a lot of fun, and I think we'll try and go back next week.

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