The Academy of Science

“A child’s play is not simply a reproduction of what he has experienced, but a creative reworking of the impressions he has acquired.” -Vygotsky

Earlier this week, I took the boys to the Academy of Science on one of the days Jude wasn’t in school. It was so cute watching the two of them explore together. One of the things I’ve loved most about this first week of break was getting to witness the boys learning to play together versus just engaging in parallel play. It’s pretty stinking cute, from ping pong in the kitchen, to building lego mansions, to sword fighting in the living room. They’re both figuring out how to entertain one another with each other. Which made our time together pretty fun in SF. Except for when they two wanted to look at two different things at the same time. Thank God for the Tile. This is the second time that Jude has had to use it while we were out. I knew where he was, but he thought I had left him at the center when I was actually chasing Ronan down across the walkway and stopping him from entering the elevator. By the time I navigated Ronan towards Jude, I heard the ping on my app notifying me that Jude was looking for me, which I saw him holding in the palm of his hand from where I was standing. Thank God this time no one was lost…again. 😉

If you go, be sure to check out the  Education Center on the third floor. I highly recommend it for little to big kids. Seeing their little faces concentrate so fiercely over a microscope they never quite figured out how to use or looking up Jude’s favorite dinosaur with fossil in hand was a precious sight.

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