Looking for Activity Ideas to Do with 6 Month Old

Updated on February 28, 2008
A.M. asks from Bellevue, WA
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My daughter will be 6 months old at the end of this month and I'm looking for ideas of activities/events that I can do with her in the Redmond/Bellevue/Kirkland area. I know there is a story time at the Redmond library for kids starting at 6 months of age. Any other opportunities out there? The cheaper the better! :-)

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Wow - I had no idea there were so many resources around! Thanks for all of the input. I've done a little more research online and we're in the midst of making some plans. Unfortunately a lot of things seem to take place right in the middle of her morning nap, but we'll keep them in mind for when she is a little older.

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K.S.

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Hi A.,

Gymboree Play and Music Center has music and activities for children. It is located in Redmond Town Center as well. My daughter is 2 now and in the last phase, but it starts at abt 6 months I believe. :) She loves it!

Blessings,

K.S.

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L.O.

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ParentMap has a great calendar on their website with kid friendly activities throughout the greater Seattle area. I refer to it whenever I am at a loss and need to get out of the house with the little one. Go to http://www.parentmap.com. Many of the activities they list are free too. Bonus!

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T.F.

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The area libraries all have activities - look at www.kcls.org for more info
The Community Centers have drop in gym time - try Redmond's home page and go to Community Activities. They hold it at the Old Redmond Schoolhouse in the mornings. I think it's $2 each time. Other towns offer this as well. Also look for the stroller group that meets up in the various parks. I can't remember the name but....should be able to find it through the Community Center or online search.
The sensory garden and fountain at Redmond Town Center are 2 fun activities (free) when the weather is nice.
Kelsey Creek Farm in bellevue.
Check if your church has a MOPS group.
Eastside Moms has scheduled activities throughout the area.
Chat up moms at the local parks - there are so many wonderful parks in the area with playgrounds for all ages.
- T.

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J.M.

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A.,

There is an amazing south end group http://moms.meetup.com/1315/
I did just go there and check it out and they have grown so fast and so big that they have limited times that people can join though it does say that they will be opening in spring. This group plans daily activities.

Good luck,
J. McArthur CD, CPD, Certified Happiest Baby Educator, postpartum educator

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R.S.

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Hi A.:

I am a stay at home mom who works part time for my mother-in-law's publishing company. I wrote and published a book for her company called "Bringing Out Baby: Places to take Babies and Toddlers, Seattle, the Eastside and South Snohomish County, 2nd Edition" that you might find helpful. This book is specifically aimed at children from birth to age three. It's got indoor and outdoor activities that are listed by neighborhood and it covers free and low cost activities along with things like Gymboree, etc... It's available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon or at our website, www.jasibooks.com.

If you're looking for daily activities, www.rubyslipperguide.com is also a good resource for Eastside moms. My friend operates it and it's very good.

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Y.B.

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Hi A.,
You might want to try the redmond pool its only $3 and its a great exercise for you and your baby. I had the same problem because of winter I did not know where to take my baby boy who seemed to be very bored at home all day. Other helpful activities is the mom's club (they have a website you can go to) they meet and have play groups. Gymboree is not that expensive for what you get its actually worth the money you can try it out for a day for free and see how you like it. There is one in Redmond Town Center. I'm always looking for other mom's to meet with, my son is 8 1/2 months old and I would love to meet and have a play date either at a pool at a playground or any other activities. If you would like to meet my email is [email protected]____.com luck

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S.W.

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look on www.nurturingpathways.com It's a dance/movement class for babies on up tp toddlers. i started my son at 4 months old and continued until his sister was born two years later. now i have both of them in the class. it's a great way to bond with your baby and it's a little bit of a workout for you. i'm not sure if the classes are offered on the eastside, but it's worth checking out. Gymboree is another option although i think they get more out of it when they are more mobile. i think there is a children's museum in Factoria that i've heard is neat. you should pick up a copy of Child Map magazine. they also lilst activities. good luck and enjoy your daughter.

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M.W.

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This is a great website for East siders. They have great activities. You might look into "Water Babies" for a six month old. Kirkland and Redmond will have great evening concerts this spring/summer. http://www.rubyslipperguide.com/

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G.R.

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I live in Renton, so I don't know about the area you want, but I suggest looking into the local community centers. Mine has an indoor playground and many other activites for young children. It has been a Godsend on those rainy days!
G. R

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A.D.

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A.,
I did Redmond Toddler Group through the Lake Washington Tech. College with my son until he was 3 years old.
It is located by Marymoore Park in Redmond. I loved the opportunity to get out and have a structured play, and learning time weekly. They also offer a parent class during the group which really was nice to talk with others going through the same things you are with your child. You get ideas and offer your own. And, during this time 1/2 of the moms are taking care of the kids, which also help to get them ready for separtion anxiety. You are just in another room, so it is just a short time and helps them to transition.
The instructors are wonderful too. Great for the kids and mom. Miss Anita is great!
Here is their website: http://www.redmondtoddler.org/index.htm

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I have the perfect activity! Kindermusik at the Redmond Town Center. If Miss Allison has a class open you should definitely register with her. You can find more information at www.studio3music.com. I teach toddlers on Saturday, but take my 4 months old to the baby (Village) class. She'll love it, and you will too! :-)

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