Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Things to Do in Austin: Tiny Tails to You Petting Zoo (Fall Edition).

Yeah, yeah, I've written about them before here. And maybe here. But we like to go as often as we can, and there is clearly a reason for that: we love Tiny Tails to You Petting Zoo!

I was joking with the owner, the very wonderful Chelsea Phillips, that I always come with Ava and a different child, and that really does speak to the fact that we just can't say enough good things about the experience.

As always, it starts with an applicable story for storytime. This time, we read A Boy and His Bunny and Bark, George! - both of which were adorable stories! We definitely are adding those to the Christmas/Birthday list!!!

After that, it's time to get right to it and hop into the fenced in area with the animals for the hands-on, petting zoo portion! So fun! Ava always adores the animals, and one mom even commented how brave and compassionate she was, holding each of them and cuddling them up to her! Aww!

My sweet, sweet girl :)

After we've spent a good twenty minutes in the pen, we come back out and do an animal-related craft, which has ranged from putting together pre-cut shapes to form an animal (a lion or elephant, etc), to a coloring page with sequins, etc. We still have all four or five that we've made this year on her bulletin board in her room because she loves them so much!

Have YOU been to Tiny Tails to You Petting Zoo and Storytime yet? If not, what are you waiting for? They've expanded their days and locations to include Westlake, Pflugerville and Round Rock, as well as the centrally located BookPeople that we frequent, so there should certainly be one to fit your schedule! You can view their full schedule of events on their website above!

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