Contact: Mabel’s Fables Children’s Bookstore 416-322-0438, www.mabelsfables.com
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With its starry walls and comfy chairs, Mabel’s Fables is the perfect setting for various parenting programs and classes. Barbi Green’s baby, Miranda, loved Lullabies and Lap Rhymes so much that she now attends the Mr. Bear Says Hello class with her nanny. “Having the class in the cozy corner of a children’s bookstore, where you can kick off your shoes and feed your baby on a comfortable couch … or take a cranky break and look at the books is terrific,” says Green. “They give you handouts of the songs and rhymes so you can do them at home, which is also a big help. Erica [the instructor] has even been known to sing songs on people’s answering machines if they can’t remember a tune.”