Whoever thought that riding a subway would be a highlight of a Spring Break trip? After a few trips the Princess became quite skilled at identifying our train by letter and counting our stops to the next adventure. It was also a great way to reinforce manners and meet a lot of different people, each with a destination in mind. Once again, our days stayed very kid focused, low key and always open to change.
Experiencing Art and Collection
Museums and exhibition are so prevalent everywhere in NYC. It is always a pleasure of mine to wonder and contemplate a lovely art museum or interesting collection. The Princess…not so much. We did discover several ways to hopefully instill a future love of art and collection.
The Metropolitan Museum Of Art is huge, sprawling and a bit overwhelming for many adults to take in at once. It would be wonderful to spend several days here taking some interesting sections slowly, without expectation, however, with a smaller trip this just is not possible. We found that the museum does family activities quite regularly, where the museum is brought down to the youngest visitors level. Plenty of storytelling, experimentation with different mediums and tours to zero in on kid appropriate exhibitions make it a fun afternoon. Plus…there are great fountains outside…
…and a great playground right next door!
Did you know that the real Winnie the Pooh and friends plush toys are on exhibit at the New York Public Library? Better yet..did you know you can visit for free…or a small donation? I must admit I was pretty much excited to see them…I hope the Princess was as well. The Library also runs several story time programs throughout the week, if you have a little more time to spare.
Follow it up with a stroll and picnic in Central Park!
Just so you don’t imagine our trip as totally culture driven, we did drop by The American Girl Store...an exhibit that is mostly for sale. I actually found it quite enjoyable and the Princess was thrilled…so my Hero and I were happy.
Sometimes you need to make dreams come true…Stay tuned for Part 3!
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