City Treehouse – 12th June 2010

City Treehouse in ChelseaI am actively looking for fun places to take Devam every weekend. It also gives us a break from the routine. This weekend I am planning to take Devam to the City Treehouse. It is located in the Chelsea neighbourhood. The City Treehouse is a nature themed indoor play center, it has a large indoor water play area and a treehouse hideout.

The City Treehouse (as per what I know) is ideal for 18months – 8year old children, I am going to take my 11 month old son knowing that he loves water and he loves to watch other kids play around him.

Will write more about Devam’s experience next week. If you are free do join us, we will be there this Thursday from 2:30PM to 4:30PM. In case you have an older child, CityTreeHouse is celebrating the movie Toy Story 3 starting 2:00PM, check more details on their website: www.citytreehouse.com

Puppet Works – 6th June 2010

We visited the PuppetWorks this past weekend. PuppetWorks showcases one hour puppet shows based on classical children’s stories. We saw them perform Jack and the Beanstalk. Before the show began I was wondering how one could effectively present story based on earth and sky in a puppet theatre. But they did a marvelous job. The performer first explained the rules of engagement to the tot crowd in a most amusing way. Then gave a quick brief on the story and introduced the marionettes hanging around the four walls of this tiny theatre. The lights went off and the magic began.

I was visiting with my one year old son and I had my doubts in regards to his ability to sit through one hour show. Not only did he sit through the show, his eyes lit up every time the marionette moved. It was entertaining for me and my husband as well, what a great way to take a break in an otherwise chaotic city life.

Note: Get to the show half an hour earlier to secure good seats. Great lunch options are available in the neighbourhood, we ate at Press195 on 5th Avenue which was quiet decent.

More information on PuppetWorks: www.puppetworks.org