Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! April 8th is National Zoo Lovers Day. As members, we enjoy visiting our local zoo year-round. It’s just the right size to visit for an afternoon and picnic in the park there for lunch. My girls love meeting the animals and we schedule our visits around the educational sessions so we have opportunity to learn something new each time.
Whether it’s sneaking a peak at the roaming peacocks, visiting the new lemur babies (my favorite), or just climbing on the monkey bars at the park, we always find something fun and unexpected during our time at the zoo. I’ve taken my girls since they were babies and use it as an opportunity to meet up with other moms and get some exercise walking the paths with our strollers as well.
Once in a while we get the chance to explore a zoo outside of our small community. We love the Como Zoo in St. Paul, MN. It’s free for the family (donations are gladly accepted) and is a fun chance to see animals we don’t have in our local zoo. We fell in love with the pink flamingos on our last visit. I also look forward to seeing the beautiful giraffes!
Now you can bring the zoo to you for babies exploring the world around them. If you’re little one isn’t quite ready for the monkey bars, consider the new Tiny Love Gymini Kick & Play City Safari Mat. This adorable mat includes your favorite zoo animals from tigers to lions, alligators and more! The bluebird chime is adorable. Baby will be provided with entertainment while encouraging developmental skills. Some of its features include:
• Fun dual-position baby-activated kick & play response pad that helps develop baby’s senses and encourages motor skills
• A number of fun activities including rattling toys, peek-a-boo windows, wind chime and more
• 3 modes of use: cozy closed borders for newborns, arched play gym and extra-large play mat for sitting babies
During the first three months, your newborn baby will enjoy the soothing sound of the wind chime and exploring the sounds of the electronic pad.
Place your baby on her back under the arches and hang the toys within reach of both her hands so that she can bat at them and practice her developing skills. Place baby on her tummy and let the mat’s engaging features help extend tummy time.
The fun electronic kick & play pad will help baby learn cause and effect and develop cognitive skills.
Enter here for your chance to win your own Gymini Kick & Play City Safari Mat.
Disclosure: I received a sample from Tiny Love in exchange for sharing. All thoughts and opinions are my own.