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Activities for moms and babies around Denver

Many children are fascinated by books long before they can understand the language within the books
Many children are fascinated by books long before they can understand the language within the books
Diane Willeford

If you are a stay-at-home mom in the Englewood area, you may find yourself going stir crazy on these snowy winter days. Thankfully, there are some great ways to get out of the house and have a little fun with your baby at no cost to you.

The library is a great resource for stay at home moms. The Denver Public Library system has quite a few activities for babies and toddlers. The best choice for young babies is the Book Babies program. Book Babies is held at virtually every library in the Denver Public Library system. The closest library for Englewood residents is probably the Ross University Hills branch, located at 4310 E. Amherst Ave. The Book Babies program is held there on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:00.

At Book Babies, moms and babies will sing interactive songs, read books, and play games. During the interactive songs, moms can clap baby’s hands to the music, bounce baby on your lap, or hug and squeeze baby sweetly. The session usually ends with a game of “popcorn”, where moms hold a sheet and bounce balls up in the air. This game is fun and exciting for even the youngest babies to observe. The leader of Book Babies also blows bubbles, which fascinates most small children.

Aside from the beneficial stimulation for your baby, Book Babies is a great environment to meet and socialize with other mamas.

While you’re at the library, check out the children’s section for colorful books to read to your little one. Even very young babies enjoy being read to, and it certainly is better quality time than sitting in front to the TV with your baby. 

For a complete list of programs offered at the Denver Public Library, check out their Events Calendar.


  • Break Up Girl 5 years ago

    You know, the library on a snowy day is a great activity for singles, too. You look smart and are surrounded by like-minded people who would love to start the story with, "I met her at the library!" I love this article! My mom always read to me when I was young to the point where I had every single Mother Goose rhyme memorized by the time I was 4 years old. It is so beneficial to read to children when they're really little - it will enrich their lives in ways you'll never know.

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