Activities/places for babies in evenings

Hi parents! I pick up my son from daycare at 5 and often have a few hours with him before he goes to bed. He is 9 months and I often get stumped on what to do with our time together other than play at the house or go to the park. I live in San Leandro, so could you offer me suggestions for activities or places you like to take your kids in the few hours before bed? Thanks for sharing your experience!

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I also live in San Leandro and I plan activities at home from Pinterest for the week. Today's activity: Jello Dig!! I made jello last night and put some of her rings in there for her to dig out.. She's 6 months. Tomorrow? We are doing hand painting inside a ziplock bag. Is a new place in Hayward.. When she's crawling, we are going to try there. 

Try Pinterest for activities. If you want to meet for play dates, email me! brittanyhines777 [at] 

At 9 months old, your baby will just go where you want to go. Where do YOU want to go after you pick him up? Do you go home for dinner or do you go out? Do you need to run errands or do you enjoy a leisurely stroll through Costco or Target? Does your local library open late? Is there an art show you'd like to attend? Do you like browsing book stores? Your baby will not be immobile for much longer, so this is pretty much your only chance to do what YOU want to do. So make a list and do it now. Once your baby walks he will no longer suffer to be toted around wherever you want to go, and you will probably want to stick to the park, the library, or stay at home. Early walkers are exhausting so it's hard to chase after them and sometimes it's just easier to stay at home. Once he gets a little older and starts dropping naps, he'll also need to go to bed earlier, so your evenings will be shorter. 

From the San Leandro Library website:

FAMILY STORYTIME: Stories, songs and play for families - Wednesdays at 7:00pm

Based on our preschool storytime, this evening program offers terrific books, songs and rhymes for kids of all ages to enjoy. We explore a different theme each week with books and crafts to help with emerging literacy and fine motor skills, followed by a play time. Wear your pajamas if you’d like!