Posts Tagged ‘smell’

Everyone with a kid here in NYC LOVES the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) – not just because the rooms are huge and little ones can run around, but also because there are tons of exhibits to see.  It has everything from dinosaurs, to body systems, the big blue whale room and biodiversity room are kid favorites too where sleepovers are often held (especially after the success of the ‘Night At the Museum‘ series).

We got there this week to see their ‘Senses’ show:  a fun exhibit that kids can handle, sniff and be dizzied by.  We had a lot of fun learning how different animals and insects see with heat instead of color for example, and then got to get outside to Central Park nearby to put our own senses to work.


note the difference between these 2?IMG_1910


and then ahhhh .. get outdoors for some sense-stretching in Central Park!


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While I was away the kids romped with friends in Connecticut. I hear that E&Z’s dad created a really fun game called ‘Smell It’ where he blindfolded the kids and then had them smell and identify things. The fun ranged from sniffing breakfast fixings to moderately soiled diapers. Leave it to dad! Some day I’ll convince him to guest blog but for now thankfully he got some photos of Ezra and friend Bradford playing the game – and even a great video clip of Ezra skiing for the first time (see it here! http://vimeo.com/38380405):

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