"What do I do with my toddler or pre-schooler?"

What do I do with my toddler or pre-schooler?" is one of the most popular questions we have. Here is a list of some fun activities which we are constantly updating brought to you by Play Out Loud Music Studiowhere piano lessons are fun, creative, and stress-free! They've got classes and camps for kids of all ages.

Please note dates, time, and admission prices are subject to change. Please check with the organization or business for the most accurate information. Compiling these lists is a lot of work, so please by courteous and give credit to Corpus Christi Fun for Kids when using this info. Want to add your organization to the list or work with us, send us a message?

Libraries 

Our local branches have a weekly story times and fun activities during the week.
Anita & W.T. Neyland Public Library
Peekaboo Toddler Story Time on Tuesdays and Wednesday at 10:15 am
Weekly stories, songs, rhymes and coloring to encourage the reading habit. Show your child how much fun it is to listen to stories and make connections through action, rhymes and activities. Parent/caregiver participation required. Ages 0-2.

Play Zone on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 am
Babies and toddlers learn cognitive, social, emotional and motor skills by playing with educational toys and interacting with other children.

Ready Readers Pre-K Story Time on Tuesdays and Wednesday at 11 am
Weekly stories, songs, rhymes and coloring to develop reading skills. Show your child how much fun it is to listen to stories and make connections through action, rhymes and activities. Parent/caregiver participation required. Ages 3-5.

Music in Motion on Thursdays at 10:15 am
Weekly music times featuring songs, rhymes and rhythms through dance and play. Get ready to shake, rattle and roll as you child dances, marches and runs their way to literacy success! Parent/caregiver participation is required.

Art Start on Wednesdays at 11:15 am (starting in October)
Weekly stories to inspire your little artist with a hands-on art activity. Things may get messy! Dress for a mess. Parent/caregiver participation required. Parachute Play on Thursdays at 11 am
Weekly parachute time to encourage motion, coordination and group cooperation. Up, down, and round and round - join us for rhymes and songs using a giant parachute. Parent/caregiver participation is required.

Cost: Free
1230 Carmel Pkwy.

Ben F. McDonald Public Library
Little Cadet's Story Time! every Tuesday at 10:30 am
Stories, songs, and finger plays followed by a craft or learning activity! (3-5 yr olds)
Cost: Free
4044 Greenwood Dr.

Janet F. Harte Public Library
Music, Motion & Craft! every Tuesday at 11:00 am
Children will learn nursery rhymes, traditional, folk and contemporary songs, the alphabet and the number system while shaking rhythm sticks, eggs, ribbons and musical instruments. This program is for ages 0-5 and their caregivers, but all ages are welcome. A craft will be offered following the dancing and story portions of the program.
Cost: Free
2629 Waldron Rd.

Owen R. Hopkins Public Library
Baby Toddler Storytime every Thursday at 10:15 am
Storytime for babies and toddlers and their caregivers. Stories, songs and fingerplays.

Family Storytime every Thursday at 11:30 am
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children and their caregivers.
Cost: Free
3202 McKinzie Rd.

Dr. Clotilde P. Garcia Public Library
Preschool Music and Motion on Mondays at 11 am
Join us for some fun with rhythm instruments, songs, and a story. For children ages 3-6.

Preschool Story and Craft on Tuesdays at 11 am
Join us for a story, songs, and a fun craft for children ages 3-6.

Lap Sit Story Time on Thursdays at 10:30 am
Join us for stories, songs, and finger play fun! (ages 0-12 month)
Cost: Free
5930 Brockhampton

La Retama Central Library
Little Techies on the first Friday of the month at 10:30 am
Story, songs, and Kindle play. For ages 2-5. Limited space available.
Cost: Free
805 Comanche

Nueces County Keach Family Library
Family Place Library is a network of children's librarians nationwide who believe that literacy begins at birth, and that libraries can help build healthy communities by nourishing healthy families. Family Place builds on the knowledge of health, early learning, parental involvement and partnerships within the community to play a critical role in young children's growth and development.

As a Family Place Library, offers the following services:
Parenting Collection: We offer books, DVD's, resources and electronic resources for parents and caregivers on topics ranging from pregnancy through the teen years, nutrition, autism, potty training & more! Please visit Parent/Caregiver Collection site for more information.
Play Space: The designated area in Pop Pop's Place offers many toys and manipulatives for babies and toddlers to explore. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to interact with their children and each other. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times in the play area.
Community Partners: Keach Family Library partners with community agencies to bring health information and best parenting practices to parents and caregivers in a friendly and informal setting.
Librarians & Library Clerks: Librarians are trained in family support, child development, and parent education. Our Library Clerks offer carefully curated programs and assist with answering your questions.

Toddler Time every Monday from 10 to 11 am
6 months to 2 yrs old.
Cost: Free

Preschool Time every Wednesday from 10 to 11 am
3-4 yrs old
Cost: Free

Learn.Play.Grow with Me Playgroup (starts in October) every Monday and Saturday from 10-11:15 am
Five week program for children 0-5 years old.
Cost: Free. Spaces are limited, registration is required. Sign up in person.

1000 Terry Shamsie Blvd.
Robstown, TX
361-387-3431

Bell Whittington Public Library
Toddler Time (September thru May) on Tuesdays from 10 to 11 am
Stories, crafts, games, music and fun for kids 5 years old and younger

Mr. Kippy's Story Time (Year round except July) on Thursdays from 9 to 10 am
Music, stories, creative dramatics, books, puppets, props, ball playing and many other indescribably exciting activities  for kids five and under.

Cost: Free
2400 Memorial Pkwy.
Portland, TX
361-777-0921

Play Out Loud Music Studio

KiddyKeys
Much more than a traditional preschool music and movement program. Weekly improvisation on the keyboard, music theory, and composition are combined with the traditional elements of music and movement, incorporation of school readiness skills, and character development. It is the only preschool music program that I know of that specifically focuses on piano. For children ages 2.5 to 4.
Cost: Call or message for info
361-446-0163

Asbury United Methodist Church

Storytime and Playtime every 1st and 3rd Thursday at 10:30 am.
Designed to be similar to the Children's Storytime at the public libraries only with a Christian twist, we host you, your children and their friends in the Community Life Center. Watch for special events like our Pajama Tea Party, Noah's Ark Tea Party or Teddy Bear Picnic. Bring your favorite friend and your favorite stuffed animal and enjoy tea, snacks, crafts, stories, songs and tons of fun! (This may be seasonal, call for info)
Cost: Free
7501 S. Staples
361-992-7501

Barnes and Noble

Toddler Storytime every Wednesday at 10 am
Cost: Free
5129 Blanche D Moore Dr.
361-992-1339

Galilean Lutheran Church

Playground Storytime every Friday at 10:30 am
Cost: Free
3321 Cimarron Blvd

Brinca

Toddler Power Hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 1pm
For kids 5 and under.
Cost: $5
3801 Saratoga Blvd.
361-985-0404

Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

Newly built science center and playground perfect or the little ones.
Cost: Admission Adults: $9, Children (3-12): $7 Children 2 and under: FREE

Little Learners Hour
Monthly events open to ages 0-5.
Cost: $5 for members, $10 for non-members (Admission covers one adult and one child. Additional children – $5 each)
1900 N. Chaparral Street
361-826-4667

Early Scholars Academy

This unique facility was designed to improve the school readiness of young children through the development of science, math, literacy, language, and technology skills.

Early Explorers

Offering experiences for younger learners. Come sing, dance, read and play as your child learns about animals, their amazing bodies, the ocean, space and so much more. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity! Ages 2 to 3.5.
Cost: $10 preregistration, $12 at the door
1356 FM 43 (adjacent to the London ISD school complex)
361-452-4600

First Baptist Church CC 

Preschool Playday on Wednesdays at 9:30-11:30 am
Open gym to toddlers/ preschoolers and their caregivers with a moon jump, preschool sized equipment, etc.  (Moon Jump deflated at 11:00 am)
Cost: Free
3115 Ocean Drive
361-883-2421

La Palmera Mall

The playground during the week is pretty empty during the early part of the day (especially when school is in session).

Tide Turners Kids Club every first Tuesday of the month
Dive in and join our FREE Tide Turners Kids Club designated for kids ages 5 and under! at the Undersea Children's Play Area located on the upper level. Story time, arts and crafts and more!
Cost: Free
5488 S. Padre Island Dr.

Art Museum of South Texas

Moms and Tots Programs
Art programs for children ages 2-4 years, along with a parent or other adult helper.
Cost: $5 members/$10 nonmembers
1902 Shoreline Blvd.
361-825-3504
Photo via STXBOT website

South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center

Wonderful way to spend a few hours, especially in cooler weather. A children’s play area with a Monkey Mansion Treehouse, a story book play house, which sits atop a 400-year-old tree trunk section shipped here from California, a butterfly house, reptiles, a hummingbird garden, and much more.
Hours: Open daily from 9 am to 6 pm
Cost: Regular admission prices are Adults Ages (13-59)- $8, 60+Seniors/Active Military/College- $6, Children Ages (12 &Under)- $4, Children Under 3- Free with Paid Adult.
8545 S. Staples
361-852-2100

Play

Indoor playground with unlimited play, no hourly fee!
Hours: Mon-Friday 10 am-7 pm , Saturday 1 pm-8 pm, Sunday - Closed for Private Events
Cost: Toddler Pricing Monday-Thursday $8.00,  Friday and Saturday $10.00;   5 and up Monday-Thursday $10.00,  Friday and Saturday $13.99.  Parents Always FREE
7442 S. Staples St.

Get Air Trampoline Park 

Toddler Time on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11 am to 1 pm
Cost: Small air (under 46") One Hour – $12, Two Hours (Monday-Thursday) – $20
4701 S. Staples St.

Kindermusik

Music classes for for children from newborn to age 7
Cost: Call or email for more info 361-816-3706

Updated 9/21/16
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