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.
Shadow puppetry, an old tradition in Asia and other parts of the world, is a form of storytelling performed with flat jointed puppet figures made from leather or paper used in conjunction with music and singing. Puppeteers use rods to move the puppets between a light source and a translucent screen, creating the illusion that the figures are walking, dancing, laughing and more. The use of color and the way they are cut can reflect different personalities and characters.
“Shadow puppetry is a great example of spatial thinking as it involves changing, manipulating and transforming shapes in space – changing perspective, orientation, scale and more,” said Exhibits Director Robin Meisner.
Inspired by the puppets? Use the silhouettes and wooden geometric solids in the ThinkSpace shadow box to create a scene and tell your own shadow story!