Look at your little guy being so polite and taking turns on the swing set. Well done, Mom. Don’t you think young Mr. Generous deserves a few minutes of playtime with your iPod as a reward?
Don’t worry about the 4,392 precious songs you have stored there; the iFrogz Tadpole case converts your grown-up media player into a pint-size but well-protected entertainment center.
The thick silicone coating cocoons your prized possession, and big handles make it easy for toddlers to grip. Add a plastic overlay to shield your screen and customize the click-wheel with a graphic insert. Matching earphones designed to fit little noggins complete the package. Upload cartoons and kidlet tracks, then savor the ensuing moments of quiet.
Available online at ifrogz.com.
What: Listen to Native American flute music and use bark rubbings to create canoes, sunglasses, and boxes.
Why: Scurry through the forest in search of Hiawatha’s woodland friends.
When: Sun., 1-4 p.m.
Where: Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Rd., Framingham (508-877-7630). Adults, $8; children, $4; under 3, free.
Art in Bloom
What: Wander the museum and see Monet’s paintings and other masterpieces interpreted via floral displays on this family-friendly night.
Why: Free admission sweetens the deal.
When: Mon., 5-9 p.m.
Where: Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave. (617-267-9300).
Nature Story Time
What: Tykes (ages 6 and under) listen to a seasonal story surrounded by animals and oddities.
Why: Examine dinosaurs, butterflies, and live frogs, too.
When: Sat., 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Where: Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge (617-495-3045). Adults, $9; children, $6; under 3, free.
Photo: Courtesy of iFrogz