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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

NEXT STOP SAN FRANCISCO

I truly left my heart in San Francisco, where our family celebrated our grandson's first birthday.
 We visited the amazing Bay Kids Museum.....even the location of the parking lot in view of the famous Golden Gate Bridge was breathtaking. For blogger readers who have kids or grand kids.....do take a minute to look at their website....there are lots of ideas that can be translated into your own backyard or playroom.

Kids large and small loved this 'stream'....filled with plastic fish, frogs and other 'chewable' delights.
 Faux rocks that are soft and climbable were a favorite hangout for the little tots.  (As enjoyed by our DIL and 1 year old Raiden.)
 This is just one of dozens of creative play stations featuring bridges, underground crawling areas, and slides.  There was also a pond like section that had  water bed style areas where the kids could walk/jump from 'puddle' to 'puddle'.
 A storytelling area is another popular feature.
 Another building was reserved as an art/craft studio.  Each month a different artist is featured.  Roy Lichtenstein's pop art was their current inspiration. This work was actually created on canvas by children. 
 Some of the children were playing with this interesting product.  Bubber is from Sweden.....learn about this crazy modeling 'stuff' here.

 In a corner of one of the craft rooms I noticed this art on the wall......
...and was amazed to see it was inspired by Faith Ringgold.  

This post may bore some of you.....but indulge me....I had so much fun spending time with our little one as he explored this very special place.

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