The first few months of parenthood go like this: You look at your baby and sigh.
And then the real work kicks in. Wrong from right. Right from left. Not to mention the environment.
Pass along your passion for preserving the planet with the Idbids Ecofriendly starter kit. The locally owned company created characters Scout the Cloud, Lola the Flower, and Waverly the Water Drop to teach children “iddy biddy” ways to keep the earth healthy.
Each kit comes with a storybook and a field guide of tasks (like turning off the water while brushing your teeth). Once they’ve completed their guide, kids earn a certificate — giving both of you a sense that you’ve done your part.
After all, it’s your job to teach your children well.
Available at Eco Emporium, 1000 Marietta Street, suite 114 (404-875-5224); online at idbids.com.
La Cucarachita Martina
What: A rock ’n’ roll musical about a roach.
Why: Bilingual tale teaches lessons in friendship, kindness, and sharing.
When: Thurs. & Fri., 11:30 a.m.; Sat. & Sun., 1 & 3 p.m.
Where: Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St., Midtown (404-873-3391).
Let’s Go Around the World with Stories
What: Folktales from China, Japan, Russia, and India, to name a few.
Why: Stories make the world go ’round.
When: Sat., 10:30 & 11:30 a.m.
Where: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave., Midtown (404-876-5859).
Dinosaur Explorer Classes
What: Classes (for kids ages 3-5) filled with art, stories, and games. Register for one or take the whole series.
Why: They’re dino-mite!
When: Wed., 11 a.m.
Where: Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Rd., Druid Hills (404-929-6400).