One of the highlights of our week was a trip to our local library for story time.  The guest Michael Gallo, was a talented storyteller and really engaged the kids … and the adults.  I must say I am quite impressed with the programs offered at the library for children of all ages.

I may have mentioned before in an earlier post that Little J is part of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Program, a program run by our local library.  Each month they mail a book to Little J so he always has something new and exciting to read. The books are suitable for his age and give us more opportunities to read together. It is not an income based program so it doesn’t matter if you can afford to buy books or not! Who doesn’t like a free book? It’s a way to encourage kids to read.  Check your local library to see if they are a part of this program.

Since the initial program launch in the United States, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has gone from just a few dozen books to over 60,000,000 books mailed to children in the United States, into Canada and across the proverbial pond into the United Kingdom! Currently over 1600 local communities provide the Imagination Library to over 750,000 children each and every month. Already statistics and independent reports have shown Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library drastically improves early childhood literacy for children enrolled in the program. Further studies have shown improved scores during early literacy testing. –

Cup Training

Little J is learning to drink from a cup.  We have been letting drink from a plastic cup that Josh made for his mom years ago.  We are certainly not expecting him not to spill! I use cloth diapers as padding for his chest and lap and place our Oxo Tot Roll Up Bib over that. The bib is a great help as it catches spills and is easily emptied. We always us a plastic picnic cover under his highchair to protect floors from food stains.


OXO Tot Roll Up Bib


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The rest of our week was mainly occupied with work but I did find time to make a kids schedule for Little J hoping it will help him navigate his day.  I made his using Canva. I highly recommend it if you are making graphics. They offer a lot of free graphical elements and their paid elements come at a reasonable price. The program is really helpful for design in social media, blog posts, kindle books and more. If you know little to nothing about design and need basic guidance they also provide useful design tips.

Alex's Schedule

Play time and learning time at his age are the same thing pretty much but I during learning time were more focused on developmental skills. I do work so sometimes dad works with him, sometimes I do and at times he plays alone. Now that’s pretty much it for our week but I wanted to share with you some of our favorite baby products.

Anyway that’s it for now.

Till Later Me

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