Saturday, November 03, 2007

The Very Curious Children and the Eric Carle Museum

We did it... we finally visited the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts. Anybody with a child who loves to read knows Eric Carle. I think by now we are on our third copy of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" due to several of our babies teething on the hard cardboard pages of the book and a toddler or two tearing out pages and squealing with delight at his accomplishment.
We had the pleasure of making it there in time for one of the storytimes in their library. While my children were some of the only kids not sitting still during the reading (they did amuse themselves and loved the various wooden toys, puzzles and manipulatives in the library), I for one really enjoyed the readings and loved the gentle way that the reader interacted with the children. Very calming.
Overall it was a fun day and I have vowed to go back alone at some point to really take it all in without having to peel an 18-month old off of the museum floor (thus, the absence of photos of my kids creating art and playing at the museum in this post!).

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It was so lovely to spend the day with you guys. I'm sorry it wasn't more relaxing for you though. I would have loved to spend more undistracted time in the book store !

Love ya,

Nathalie

Nesting Momma said...

I love Eric Carle. My 2 year old is in love with Where the Wild Things Are" I remember watching it as a young child and loving it. She walks around saying" I a cute monster...rarrrr...
I thought it was too old for her but she seemed to grasp it well. We love all his books!