Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Battle of the Children's Museums

This week I have off for spring break, and I am taking full advantage of this extra time I have with Evan. Yesterday, my mom and I brought Evan to the children's museum in Oak Lawn. In the past he's had a tendency to be hesitant in new places. He would be scared to try new things and be somewhat clingy. Not this time. He immediately took off exploring every aspect of the museum. He was in kiddie heaven! This museum had 2 levels. The first floor had all these ramps with balls and cars along with sensory activities. The upstairs was more imaginative and creative play with a vet's office, instruments, camping area, doctor's items, etc. The most exciting thing for me to watch was Evan climbing up the different equipment and going down the slides. This is something he would not have done in the past. He thoroughly enjoyed every moment.

Playing a giant operation game

Racing the car down the track

Checking out the doggie's ears

Playing the giant drum

Today we went to the children's museum in Frankfort with some friends of mine from work and their boys. I was curious to see how the 2 museums would compare. The one in Frankfort was definitely smaller with fewer activities, but Evan had just as good a time as the other. His favorite part was the sensory table with rocks and dinosaurs in it. I think he could have played in there all day! So, in this battle, I'm going to have to call it a draw, and I'm sure we'll be back to visit both this summer.

Jumping off the mats

Playing with Benjamin with the giant pin cushion

Brushing the puppy

In the sensory table with Benjamin

Playing with a camera on-stage

1 comment:

Cathy said...

I hear Dueling Banjos playing in the background. Looks like you guys are having a great time on Spring Break! You gotta come down and add the Indy one to your collection!