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Jul102006

Your Little Van Gogh

crayola_gelpaint.jpg I know paint + toddlers seems like a recipe for disaster but the endless days of downpours this spring called for new activities. Crayola’s Washable No Drip Gel Paints (purchased at Michael’s) work like a dream. The package comes with 18 paint tabs and a 100% natural brush. The strips perforate into three strips of 6 colors; for easier handling, I cut the strips in half and gave the babe 3 tabs at a time. The little paint tabs were perfect for toddler dabbling and the paint was, in fact, drip free (i.e., paint clung to the brush and made it from paint tab to paper without dripping) and completely washable. The paint was so easy to clean up that on the next go ‘round we made lots of handprints, which was great fun and made for many keepsakes. Working with the paints also offered lots of fun with color naming and explorations into the effects of color mixing. Use cover weight paper (aka cardstock) or painting paper (i.e., material that won’t pucker like regular sheets of computer paper) and your little artist’s work easily will translate into a framed gift or card for a loved one.

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Monday
Jul102006

Keeping up with the Toddlers

landsend_toddlersandal.jpg Let’s get personal. Your mama blogger has ill-fitting-shoe-induced-bunions (don’t try to say that 3 times fast) and they are a grave source of retail distress. Subsequently, I am obsessed with finding properly fitting shoes for my babe. For summer play, check out the Lands’ End Solid Action Sandals. These thoughtfully designed shoes have a flexible but supportive sole, adjustable forefoot and ankle straps, and padding inside the back ankle strap to prevent chafing. I was so thrilled with the first pair that I just ordered a second pair online. And the price went from $17.50 to $12.99 between the two orders. Note: while it’s a bummer to pay shipping for online orders, returns/exchanges can be done at a local Sears store (check your local store for sizes; fyi, the Burlington Mall Sears does not carry toddler sizes). If you need to reorder the same item in a different size, the shipping charge is waived.

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Sunday
Jul092006

Pig in the Park

decordova_pig.jpg Tired of the local park? Then head over to the DeCordova Sculpture Park in Lincoln. The meticulous grounds instill a sense of peace, and parents and babes alike will delight in the giant sculptures, elevated rock garden, and mini-waterfall pathway. The enormous Trojan Piggy Bank (pictured) no doubt will impress guests of all ages. The Sculpture Park is open year round during daylight hours. Admission is charged during Museum Gallery operating hours only (Tuesday - Sunday, 10am to 5pm; $9 for adults, $6 for seniors, students, and children ages 6-12; children 5 and under are admitted free). Outside of these times, access to the Sculpture Park is free. DeCordova Members, Lincoln residents, and Active Duty Military Personnel and their dependents are admitted free at all times. See the Hours & Admissions info page for further information. The DeCordova also offers family-oriented educational programming to introduce kids to visual arts. Decordova Museum & Sculpture Park, 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, Tel: 781-259-8355

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