Dozens of families were donning instruments at the Kinsmen Park Amphitheatre on Tuesday morning for the kickoff of the Mother Goose in The Park event.

This event, held every Tuesday until August 13, is designed for children six years and under where they can enjoy songs and games. There were many instruments to choose from, including maracas and tambourines. Lyric sheets were also handed out to families.

"It's a partnership between Five for Life, Trellis, and the Strathmore Municipal Library," said Brandy Hayman, children's programmer with the library. "We sing songs, we play games, we have crafts, and we just try to help our younger families in the community get together and enjoy each other's company."

Families at the Mother Goose in The Park.

The turnout was average compared to previous years, with Hayman adding that the year following the COVID pandemic was their largest attendance with around 100 people. As for this year, there was over 50.

"If people come out and they're interested, they can look at the Strathmore library website for other events like this, so they don't have to just do it in the summer. They can do it all year long."

The event is entirely free to attend with no registration required. However, the library recommends bringing a blanket or chair to sit on.