Summer has definitely arrived in Colorado. With the temperature being over 90 degrees on most days, we have needed something to cool us off. So Baby C and I packed up our bag with sunscreen, water shoes and a towel, and headed to The Children's Museum of Denver, Just Add Water Exhibits.
It was about a half hour drive and the traffic was a little hairy due to construction, but it was well worth it. We arrived early and just in time because the parking lot was getting busy and the sun was heating up. We were ready to Just Add Water to our day!
Balls and water, two of Baby C's favorite things all in one. She was at this station for a very long time. And the sweet volunteer helped Baby C by bringing her balls and showing her how to throw them down the tube. Baby C laughed so hard as the water shot the ball in the air. This exhibit was great for Baby C to learn how to take turns, share and interact with other kids.
As you can see, Baby C is just as happy to sit in the puddle of water and play with the water dripping from the hose. This was not one of the water exhibits, but it sure kept Baby C entertained.
Being a former teacher, The Blank Slate Gallery was my favorite. By using a paint brush with water on a chalk board, Baby C discovered fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination she didn't know she had (and to be honest, neither did mommy). This is an exhibit that would be easy and fun to do at home too!
Though Baby C couldn't pump the handles by herself to make the geyser explode, she certainly gave it a good try. She had a blast watching and getting wet though. That's for sure!
The exhibits are geared for ages 1 - 8 years old. But I saw much older children having just as much fun as we did. There is plenty of shade and the area is fenced in, so you don't have to worry about little ones getting too far away. Thank you to The Children's Museum of Denver for providing us with so much fun and helping us to cool off in this summer heat.