I wish there was a place to take 18 month old. seriously 18 months is a tough age. The are not old enough to hand with the 2 year olds but are too old to for the 1 year olds. Most places are geared for either older kids or younger but not the middle 18mo.
One of the places I really liked when I visited my girlfriend in Houston last summer was a place called stomping grounds. It actually had a playground for 3+ and under 3. So the kids were not together where they could get hurt.
Jessica shared her inspiration for the display: “I look after our collections – I’ve gone through all of the boxes and documentation and checked the condition of all of the puppets – so I know the range of puppets we have, but the same ones are so often used. I wanted everyone else to come out so I thought, what story could we tell?”
To showcase the lesser-seen marionettes, Jessica conceptualized and sketched a spirited parade of puppets, which Mandy interpreted to create a lively and colorful backdrop. During the installation process, they played off the backdrop to determine what other props were needed.
“I’m really happy with it,” said Jessica. “I’ve seen kids and families taking great pleasure in seeing something new.”
The display will be on view through the spring so see it for yourself and join the parade!