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Baby's First Year Visualized

The Paloma Poster

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There are a lot of firsts packed into a baby’s initial 365 days.

Spend too much time documenting the details and you’re likely to miss out on something big. (Is it just us, or did that gurgle sound like M-O-M?)

Get your nose out of the baby book and take a look at the Paloma Poster, an infographic of baby’s first year that presents the mounds of data you’ve accrued as a work of art. Designer Chase Simmering’s inspired print hits all the high points (Halloween costume, favorite foods, places visited), distilling the complex maze of moments and memories into a visual gem.

Available in color schemes of aqua, peach, and white, the basic version comes with eighteen personalized fields. Got more to share? Add a dozen customized icons and a silhouette of your little looker.

Think of it as a symbol of your love.

Available online at kalonstudios.com, $150-$225.

this week in philadelphia!

STRETCH
Sculpere Little Ones

What: Bendy babes (ages 2-6) learn the basics of ballet, yoga, and gymnastics at the recently opened studio.
Why: Visions of sugarplums dance in her head.
When: Tumble for Toddlers, every Tues., 10:30 a.m.; Cutie Yoga, every Thurs., 10:30 a.m.; Pretty Toes Ballet, every Sat., 12:30 p.m.
Where: Sculpere, 209 Poplar St. (215-592-1200). Cost is $10 per class.

BLOW
Gazillion Bubble Show
What: Orbs of all sizes float through the air in Fan Wang’s special effects-filled show.
Why: With a few Guinness World Records under his belt, he doesn’t make anything like the backyard variety.
When: Sat., 2 & 5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m., 2 & 5 p.m.
Where: Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St. Tickets at 215-731-3333 or online at kimmelcenter.org. Adults and children, $15-$65.

STRATEGIZE
Travel the World with Games

What: Play unfamiliar games like mancala and senet and watch the Super Domino Brothers topple 10,000 tiles.
Why: Broaden her horizons beyond Monopoly.
When: Sun., 1-4 p.m.
Where: Penn Museum, 3260 South St. (215-898-4001). Adults, $10; children, $6; under 6, free.

Photo: Courtesy of Kalon Studios

LOCATIONS
Merriam Theater
250 S Broad St
@ Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
209 Poplar St
@ N 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19123
215-592-1200
3260 South St
@ 33rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-898-4000
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