In your race to get outside and play this morning (finally, it’s May!), you failed to notice one important detail: the rain.
If spring showers have you (and your kids) running in circles, it can’t hurt to add a couple more offenders to the mix: Rubbabu Torino racers. Made from natural foam and covered in a velvetlike material, the soft hot rod wheelies ricochet off walls and furniture without leaving so much as a scratch.
The Torino racing set includes two cars and a racetrack play mat (with markers) to facilitate the action. However, once our kids turned the corner, there was no stopping them down the hardwood straightaway of the hall.
Until we waved the checkered flag.
Available online at rubbabutoys.com, $25.
The Little Nook Opens
What: There are no high-tech gadgets here. Instead, the new space encourages imagination with crafts, a garden, and a tree house.
Why: Starry-eyed tots freak over the glow-in-the-dark movement studio.
When: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. & 6-10 p.m.
Where: 530 E. Paces Ferry Rd. NE (404-846-2232). Cost is $8 and up.
Atlanta Pet Parade
What: Take dogs to march in the procession, check out animals up for adoption, and participate in plenty of free canine-friendly fun.
Why: A round of musical chairs sets Fluffy’s tail wagging.
When: Sat. Parade registration, 9 a.m.; walk, 11 a.m.
Where: Piedmont Park, 1071 Piedmont Ave. NE (404-875-7275). Info at firstname.lastname@example.org. Parade registration, adults, $35; children, free.
Indian Festival and Mother’s Day Pow Wow
What: Watch Aztec dancers, munch roasted corn, and ride a pony.
Why: Wigwams and live buffalo add a touch of home on the range.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Boling Park, 1200 Marietta Hwy., Canton. Adults, $10; children, $5; under 6, free.
Photo: Courtesy of Rubbabu