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Suddenly Ezra has turned a corner and I see him like this more and more often – on a couch or on the floor engrossed in a chapter book! It’s pretty amazing when your child learns how to read – really knows how to read and is suddenly doing it on his own, and loving it. It saddens me a little that I will be reading TO HIM less. But I’m so proud, just the same.

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Well it was cold this weekend, so we made another trip back to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum where lots of MLK activities for kids were going on. It seemed impossible to NOT do something MLK oriented. What an auspicious day – with the re-election and inauguration of President Obama, coincidentally – but with great symbolism, on the same day – we couldn’t help but feel like we are living in good times. Very good and prolific times indeed.
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While we were in Rochester, we made a visit to the Strong Museum of Play. We’ve been here before and we cannot quite conquer all of this massive, amazing museum for kids in one trip. Not only does the entrance house a whole carousel and diner – but then inside there’s an entire Wegman’s supermarket for kids to play in – along with tons of other areas to learn about vintage toys, gravity, books, the post office and mailing letters, a pirate ship and a stage to perform on while video taping your segment and putting music to it. The indoor railroad and train tables are always a hit. This time we finally got back to the Berenstain Bear section of the museum where we found a play restaurant with groups of kids pretending to wait tables, serve food and count out cash and change to customers. I still couldn’t get Zoe out of the princess dress-up area of Reading Adventure-land however:

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