is finally here but the thought of scrubbing out your wading
pool isn't really
floating your boat. Pack a picnic, grab the sunscreen, and
check out Bellevue's brand-new Water Spray Playground. Located
within (the already fabulous) Crossroads Community Park
in Bellevue, the water playground is the newest place to
cool your heels on a hot day while Little One gets gleefully
Squealing kiddos have fun exploring the many items that
may squirt them at any moment. There's a giant Orca whale
(big kids like to climb this one) and two babies with spouting
blowholes, a sunken boat, floating granite world, spitting
frog, and more (with further additions coming this fall).
Kids seem especially drawn to the rock with the flirty-squirty
sea anemones. The non-slippery ground material is cushy,
ensuring a soft landing if Junior topples over a baby whale.
It's also great for crawlers as there is no standing water.
Ready to dry off? The park has an adjacent playground, huge
open grassy spaces, restrooms, and a covered picnic area.
All you need now is a cabana boy taking orders for juice
and goldfish crackers!
Park - New Water Spray Playground
NE 8th and 164th Ave NE - Bellevue
(a few blocks East of Crossroads Mall)
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Merry Go Round has been a one-stop shop for all things
baby & child for over 50 years...
Get Ready to Tumble:
The Bus Stop, a large playspace with a school bus
theme and gorgeous murals of Northwest...
Baby Gifts: Suggestions for items that make bad baby
gifts, culled from our own personal inventory. Read
Circus: Admit it; running away to join the circus actually
sounds fun. Circus school is in session! Read
Worship: Summer may be the season of blockbuster flicks,
but for Little One, it's always a good time to play at saving
the world. Read more.
Today's lesson: Your introduction to an exciting new family
band with a solid vintage vibe. Think Schoolhouse Rock.
Cream, You Scream: Check out our picks for the best ice
cream and frozen yogurt. Read
Unique Early Childhood Education
at the UCDS Studio
Infant Toddler Program
space available for the innovative
UCDS Studio Infant Toddler Program. Drawing from the
most current scientific research on early learning and brain
development and inspired by Reggio Emilia approach to early
childhood education, the UCDS Studio program celebrates
each child as unique, competent, and ready to learn. The
Studio provides a stimulating, secure environment for children
to explore, question, discover and create.
Joelle at [email protected]
for more information.
Infant Toddler Program
(in the University District)
5301 8th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105
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