What to Do with My 8 Month Old This Summer

Updated on May 14, 2008
H.S. asks from Abilene, TX
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I would like to find some fun social activities to do with my son this summer in the abilene area. I would like to meet other moms in my community and get out of the house. We don't have a gymboree, what do we have? Does anyone know? I've been searching with little luck. Help!

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Thanks for the feed back ladys. I appriciate it. I knew about the story times. MOPS I had never heard of. What a great organization! And a very resourceful web site as well. I am calling about Kindermusik tomorrow and I plan to enroll my oldest in one of the performing arts camps that was on the Kindermusik wed site too, sign and sing for infants sound wonderful and I can't wait. I soooooo appriciate the quick feed back!!!

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answers from Abilene on

Fenny E. had some great suggestions, but the Abilene Zoo is great too. You can get a family membership and go as often as you like. They have summer programs for your kids too. Check it out. We have taken our granddaughter since she was about 6 months old and we still go about twice a week.



answers from Abilene on

You can also check into the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) group at abilenemops.com, especially the blog and you could "contact us" for more information. There won't be regular meetings, but I think there may be a couple of play dates.



answers from Salinas on

Hi H., I have several suggestions for you and your baby to do in Abilene... I am a mother of a 2-year-old boy and have lived in Abilene for just over two years.

- Kindermusik at the Abilene Performing Arts Center ###-###-####. Offers classes for Mommy/Daddy and baby "Village" music class AND a Mommy/Daddy and baby "Sign and Sing" sign language instruction class during the school semesters ($25/mo plus materials), but also has a summer camp in June this year (cost ?). More info at www.apacstars.com or www.kindermusik.com.

- Abilene Public Library ###-###-#### has "Baby Steps" reading time w/ babies Thursday 10:15-10:45 (free). That was their fall/spring schedule but it's generally the same in the summer. More info at www.abilenetx.com/apl/kids_programs.html.

- Grace Museum has a great Tot Spot on the 2nd floor. It's about the closest thing to a Gymboree playgym in Abilene. Admission is $5 per adult, but if you get the membership and go often, it's worth it. Half-price membership military discount.

- YMCA at Redbud Park has swimming lessons for babies in an indoor pool. Not sure of the cost/date/times. And the public pool at Oscar Rose park has a baby pool ($2?/visit)... that will open on Memorial Day.

That's about all the stuff I can remember us doing when my son was 8 months old, plus we walked A LOT before it got too hot... we definitely kept busy! Also, as your child gets older, there tends to be more programs (i.e. Gymnastics Sports Center Mommy and Me class for 1-3 year olds). I hope this helps! Cheers, F.



answers from Abilene on

Have you looked into Kindermusik. It's taught at Abilene Performing Arts Center (APAC) They have "mommy and me" classes for the little ones.

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