So our Children’s Museum has, essentially, the whole first floor devoted to infants and toddlers. It has sections for each developmental level- from newborn to exploring toddlers. It was so so so much fun!
To make it even better, everyone (including all parents, surprise surprise) is required to take off their own shoes and socks and put on little hospital-like socks (although I knew there was no conceivable way for those socks to stay on Piper’s feet, so I just put them over her sandals, which worked out well). It was SO nice because you didn’t mind your kids crawling and scooching on the floor this way! AND we even saw the workers replacing all the stuffed toys that were washed the night before. This is my kind of activity center.
I think the best part of the entire exhibit, though, was the abundance of puppets. We have apparently been neglecting Piper of the fun-ness of these wonders. She was mesmerized. And very much in love with the little lamb when it kissed her cheek. Seriously.
When we had explored our way out of the little kid area, we went upstairs to find what else there was to do. The only other place that was little-kid friendly was the train room. Piper liked to make the trains go on the track a lot more than she liked to wear the hat. The only way I could get the hat on her was to distract her with a train. It worked. For a minute.
So, if anyone wants a playdate-mate at the museum, make sure to let us know! And if you’re planning on going, I highly recommend the 9-11 am period- after that it got busy, and most of the kids moved a lot faster than Piper, so once more kids came around, she didn’t get to utilize it all as much.