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Philadelphia’s Top Stuff For Toddlers

September 30, 2010 10:51 AM

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That golden age from eighteen months to three years is a fun time with your children, and it’s important to be on the lookout for things that will challenge, stimulate, and entertain your kids.

Once your kids are walking, it’s time to find the best spots for them to explore the world on their own two feet. That golden age from eighteen months to three years is a fun time with your children, and it’s important to be on the lookout for things that will challenge, stimulate, and entertain your kids. Also, it’s good to know about the spots that are safest for the littlest ones, because they can move fast and without any thought toward safety.- Cecily Kellogg

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Smith: The Kid’s Play Space in the Park

33rd & Oxford Streets
(215) 765-4325
smithkidsplayplace.org

Located in Fairmount Park, this combination of playground, play house, and sprayground offers something for every kid. While some aspects of the playground might be too challenging for toddlers, the safe ground cover is a great place to run and learn.

Please Touch Museum

4231 Avenue of the Republic
(215) 963-0667
www.pleasetouchmuseum.org

The Please Touch Museum has many offerings for the toddler set, including water play, several play areas just for them, an mock grocery store and other fun things.

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Clark Park Tot Lot

43rd & Chester Avenues
(215) 552-8186
www.clarkpark.info

Located in the heart of West Philly, the tot lot at Clark Park is perfect for young children – and there is a second playground nearby for older kids!

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The Philadelphia Zoo

3400 West Girard Avenue
(215) 243-1100
www.philadelphiazoo.org

There’s lots to see and do for toddlers at the zoo! And if you are a member, the Tree House play spot is open year-round for visiting.

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The Little Treehouse

10 W. Gravers Lane
(215) 247-3637
www.treehouseplaycafe.com

With a gorgeous indoor playground, toys, and dress up items, this is a great spot for toddlers. This Chestnut Hill spot also offers yummy snacks.

Rittenhouse Square

www.fairmountpark.org/RittenhouseSquare.asp

Since it lacks a playground, this park in the heart of Center City might not seem like the best spot for toddlers, but for some reason, they tend to be charmed by it. Don’t forget to visit the statue of the billy goat!

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The Adventure Aquarium

1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ 08103
(856) 365-3300
www.adventureaquarium.com

Okay, this is actually in Camden, but it’s just a short ferry ride across the Delaware River. Toddlers will love the various aspects of the aquarium, and don’t forget to visit the Camden Children’s Garden while you are there!

The Philadelphia Free Library

Throughout the city
(215) 686-5322
www.freelibrary.org

With story hours, toys, and a nice soft floor to play on, the neighborhood library is always a great spot to check out.

Cecily Kellogg writes at Uppercasewoman.com and lives just barely outside the city with her husband and her four-year-old daughter Tori.

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