Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Children's Museum

On Monday we went to the Children's Museum downtown. It was the first time Piper had gone and she had a lot of fun. We spent most of our time in the Playscape area, which is a spot designed just for kids 5 and under. Even better, there were two different spaces within Playscape that were specially designed for 2 and under.

I knew that she would love playing in the water. She had fun pouring it out of the containers and splashing. Grandma was worried because she kept trying to put the toys in her mouth. Even though the water was clean and sanitized, it probably wasn't a good idea. It's hard for Piper to understand that these were different toys, and even though she can do this at home in the bathtub, she can't here.

She also really liked the sand table and spent quite a bit of time there. She wasn't sure if the feel of sand on her arm was okay or not though. It seemed to bother her and we had to keep brushing it off. She was very serious and studious as she explored in the sand. I wish we had a house so I could get her a sand and water table to play with in the backyard.

Of course she loved the physical activities. There were tunnels and padded things to crawl on. She climbed the stairs to go down the slide and loved stacking up the giant blocks just to knock them down again. This was one of the under two areas, and it was nice she wasn't running around with the bigger kids for once.

She also played in the kitchen,where once again she put everything in her mouth. But hey, that's what you do with pretend food, is pretend to eat it. Duh Grandma! We smelled and planted flowers, picked some vegetables, and rode an airplane.

Finally, at the end of the visit we rode the carousel.

If you would like to watch all of the activities, please feel free to look at the video montage of the whole day. It includes photos not already shown, as well as video clips of the different activities.


Staci said...

WOW! What a nice museum! It looks like she had fun.... The Childrens Museum in DC is supposed to open soon and I can't wait!

Morgan said...

That looks like so much fun! I've wanted to take my kids to a children's museum close to us, but they charge for everyone- even babies and toddlers. Maybe we'll make it there someday anyway.

Does the carousel really work?

Michelle said...

The carousel did really work, and she got to ride free since she wasn't three years old yet. Everyone else cost only $1.

Jeni said...

Looks like she had so much fun! I'm surprised by how much there was for toddlers to do. We're going to take Jaxin to the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia sometime soon. I've heard it's really nice and has special areas for certain age groups too like this one did. I can't wait to take him! :)

Tabetha -n- Brian said...

It looks like Piper had a lot of fun! I know I like going to the Children's Museum!