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Activities for Babies in Phoenix, Arizona

by MollyAnne Cerreta Smith, studioD

There is no shortage of fun and stimulating activities for babies in Phoenix, Arizona. Year-round, parents and babies can keep baby busy with things to do, from story times to a variety of classes designed to help baby's development. With all the fun in Phoenix, you will have no excuse to stay home with baby.


Visiting a museum in Phoenix is not an adults-only affair. The Children's Museum of Phoenix, offers a section of the third floor dedicated to children ages 3 and under. Baby Zones throughout the museum offer the museum's smallest guests fun in a safe environment. The city is also home to the Arizona Science Center, the Musical Instrument Museum and the Hall of Flame Firefighting Museum, which provide baby with visual stimulation free of charge, as long as an adult is supervising the baby.


Babies and parents can enjoy an abundance of interactive and educational classes in the Phoenix area. Kindermusik offers several locations throughout the city where babies can enjoy an introduction to music, as well as skills from language to social emotional development. The Valley of the Sun YMCA offers interactive baby-and-parent swim classes for babies as young as 6 months. The interactive-baby-and-parent swim class offers baby an introduction to water and water safety.


There are 17 locations within the Phoenix Public Library system and each of them offers children of all ages educational programs such as storytime. As of May 2103, several branches including Desert Sage, South Mountain Community, Burton Barr Central, Agave, Cholla, Palo Verde, Desert Broom, Ocotillo Library and Workforce Literacy Center, Yucca, Century and Acacia offered storytime specifically for babies. Barnes & Noble is also a popular place for storytime for children of all ages. At the time of publication, the location at Desert Ridge Marketplace was offering story times every Tuesday and Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

Parks and Splash Pads

While baby may be too young to climb on playground equipment by himself, local Phoenix parks still offer a breadth of stimulation for little ones. In addition to the playground, Encanto Park offers picnic tables, a lagoon, nature trails and urban fishing -- all things baby can enjoy with the help of Mom and Dad. Altadena Park boasts a splash pad where baby can get cool down during the summer months as well as lots of wide-open grassy fields and sand in which to play.

About the Author

MollyAnne Cerreta Smith has more than 15 years of experience as an editor and writer in print and online media. She regularly contributes to online publication SheKnows.com, where she shares her parenting (and other!) insights with thousands of readers and writes for other local print and online publications as well.

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