Saturday, November 8, 2008

Physics for the pre-school set!!

Recently we visited the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia with some of our adoption friends. Since my camera is in the shop, we took our point and shoot along, hoping for the best. It didn't go well, picture wise...the batteries died after only a few shots...but since I liked these two I thought I would post them.

The first area we visited was a miniature water park...truly a child's dream come true. You can't see it in the picture, but Lia had a little toy boat. She and Jim were using air currents to float the boat to each other. After awhile, Lia really got the hang of it and did a great job of aiming her air in the right direction to make the boat move where she wanted it to go!! A little science wrapped in a lot of fun...nice!!!

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This was a pretend pond. Lia could make sounds by jumping from lily pad to lily pad...but I think her favorite part was the stuffed duck, complete with plastic eggs, keeping watch from the side of the pond!

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10 comments:

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Hi Kate,

I love that first shot....I remember seeing the two of them doing this!! You can't beat that place...fun and education all in one!!

Hope you guys are having a great weekend!

Take care,

Lisa

Sharon said...

That looks fantastic! You are such a great mom!

Jodee Leader said...

Cute pictures. It looks like you had a great time!

I love Lia's MJ outfit!

Missy said...

I love great kids museums! This one looks phenominal. Paige's fourth grade class went to the children's science museum on a fieldtrip this week. Lots of learning taking place in this blog land of ours, huh?

Love the MJ knot dress. Is it the cafeteria plan or was it part of the West Side collection? Precious!

Jboo said...

Wow -- looks like a great museum -- you just can't beat Phila for fun, can you!!

Have a good weekend!

Janet

a Tonggu Momma said...

I just want you to know, Kate, that I hold you, Lisa, Missy and a few others Completely Responsible for my new Matilda Jane Obsession. We shall not be purchasing (sigh), but I now struggle to avoid coveting.

Bridget said...

That looks like the best museum! You guys always look like you have so much fun and go to the greatest places! Lucky Lia to have such a fun mom and dad! Hope you guys had a great weekend!

- Bridget

Rebecca of "China, Baby!" said...

How cute is she in her Matilda Jane!! :) What a fun place. I love when my kids are learning and don't realize it. :)

paige said...

oh my...more matilda jane, what a doll!!

Chris and Deb said...

What fun! We love children's museums and that looks like a gret one!