Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Houston Day 4

“The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.”
 - Plato
Our last day in Houston was spent at Gabe's 'happy place,'  The Children's Museum of Houston.  Gabe was eagerly asking to get out and for his buggy the second we drove by.  He remembered my promise that we would come back and he was ready to play. 
There are about a million different reasons The Children's Museum of Houston is ranked number 1 in the nation (again).  Every single activity there turns playing into learning.  The 5 hours we spent there were full of Gabe learning.  Learning how to better use his large motor muscles, better defining his fine motor skills, acquiring endless knowledge about spatial relationships, gravity, pulleys and how things like telephones, catapults and toilets work. 


 A play-by-play of Gabe's favorite exhibit: learning about gravity and vacuums.


After 5 hours I was ready to go home, Gabe on the other hand was not.  He cried as we left asking "play one more time?"  I can say with 100% certainty that every visit to Houston will include a visit to Gabe's personal Disneyworld happiest place on earth. 

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

I use to live in Minnesota when I was little and since it was always cold my mom took us to museums a lot. I was only 3/4 years old and I can remember going to this day. Great things leave such a long lasting impression in children. I feel such goodness in me knowing how much Gabe enjoys going. Brings back so many memories.