Monkey see? Monkey do. Kids mimic the adults around them. Hence the unfortunate playground incident when your 2-year-old let his pal have it with a string of four-letter words.
Set a better example: Put a pint-size home gym beside your own. The First Fitness collection by Aqua Leisure is sure to set any youngster on the right track. Products include a child-powered treadmill, elliptical-style air walker, jump rope with digital counter, and a do-it-yourself obstacle course.
Now that’s something to shoot off about.
Big Apple Circus’s Celebrate
What: Thirtieth anniversary show where seating is no farther than 50 feet away from ringside.
Why: Step right up.
When: Sat.-May 4.
Where: City Hall, 1 City Hall Plz., Government Center. Tickets at 617-931-2787 or online at artsboston.org.
Alliance for Children Multicultural Fair
What: Music, dancing, lunch, crafts, and a raffle.
Why: Be a globetotter.
When: Sat., noon-3 p.m.
Where: Wellesley High School, 50 Rice St., Wellesley (781-431-7148).
American Baby Faire
What: More than 100 exhibitors show their wares with free samples, entertainment, and seminars.
Why: Shop ’til you drop.
When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Dana-Farber Field House, Gillette Stadium, 1 Patriot Pl., Foxborough.