Monday, November 21, 2011

Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Last week we went to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum with some friends.  Elaine, Havilah, and Adelei had a fabulous time!  There is a Tot area for kids under 5.  They have a water area, craft time, music makers, a sandbox, dress-ups, and other fun things to play with.  We spend the time before lunch exploring this area.

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Elaine playing with the water toys.  The apron didn’t do her much good – her sleeves & sweater were drenched!

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Adelei had a good time too!

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Havilah was the only one tall enough to stand up in the middle of the water!

Brooklyn Children's Museum
{the girlies…Elaine, Havilah, & Adelei}

After lunch we headed into the main part of the museum.  They have a nature center where the kids can learn to plan a garden, walk through and explore wildlife & birds, and learn about sea life.

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Havilah planting a garden.  She spent a lot of time in this area!

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Elaine found some lettuce!

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Elaine likes to copy Havilah…which has worked in my favor when it comes to potty training!

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{My kiddos}
In the sea area there was a play mat by an aquarium.  There were sea animal puppets and seaweed hanging from the ceiling.  Nolan enjoyed getting out of the stroller to roll around.  Elaine took the opportunity to nab his pacifier!

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{Nolan & Ian}
The day wasn’t as much fun for the boys, but I think they still enjoyed it!  And yes, I did dress Nolan in camo because his stroller is pink (another hand-me-down from his sister)!

The next section of the museum includes multi-cultural hands-on fun.  There is a pizza parlor where the kids can take orders and then create and bake pizzas (all of the crusts were bean bags, and the toppings were felt).  There was a grocery store where they could load up their shopping baskets with food and put it down the conveyor belt.  There was a Mexican bakery and a Chinese card shop.  But the biggest hit was the MTA city bus.  The driver’s seat was in high demand!

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Elaine “shopping”.  She loved the store.  Trouble is she insisted on filling her basket, and then she kept saying, “hebby, hebby” (heavy) because she couldn’t carry it.

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Elaine driving the city bus.  Good thing she can’t get a driver’s license yet!

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