Update: Chick-fil-A at Northgate is closed. Still plenty of places to “Eat More Chicken” in the Triangle, though.
This past Thursday my mommy’s group and I went in search of something that doesn’t exist over at Northgate Mall. No, it wasn’t a cream that removes stretch marks or the secret to how to sleep in after kids. It was A Sea of Learning’s storytime. Well, it doesn’t exist since A Sea of Learning is closed (boo). However, if we didn’t already love Chick-fil-A for awesome things like play areas, sticky table mats with kids meals, 3&under books, and Mom Valet, we love them even more now they have taken over this Thursday morning storytime.
And they did a great job! The storytime itself was short: two books geared more towards tots and toddlers. They held our kids’ interest. Then we all sang some wildly toddler-popular songs like Itsy-Bitsy Spider & A-B-Cs.
This storytime also comes with a craft. The craft the day we went was a make-your-own cow tshirt. And Chick-fil-A provided everything we needed, even the tshirts (of various sizes) and plastic bags to take wet tshirts home in.
Despite this being at a mall restaurant few kids went running out of the storefront and into the mall. This was primarily due to the way the place was set up, with a kid-friendly rug for the stories (that our wee ones loved jumping on) and then a ring of chairs all around the outside for parents to sit and be gate keepers.
This storytime/craft time is completely free.
No website for us to send you to but the manager of the store was there when we were and said that they are planning on doing this storytime every Thursday morning at 10 am and just to show up. If you are looking for a way to entertain your kids inside, I suggest this hot spot! If you want, skip breakfast and splurge on some Chick-fil-A for mom and dad.
1058 W Club Blvd