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Suggestions with One Year Old

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Suggestions with One Year Old

My one year old niece is coming to stay with me next week. Since this is rare time off for me from work, I would like to also combine my time with her in a trip or two into Boston. I am out of the "kid-friendly" loop as are all my friends. What are some suggestions for places I can take her that will be interesting and friendly towards little ones. I am planning the Children's Museum already but would like to make more of a couple of days of it. Thank you in advance :-)

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1. Re: Suggestions with One Year Old

Definitely visit the Frog Pond on the Boston Common and the "Make Way for Ducklings" statues in the Public Garden.

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2. Re: Suggestions with One Year Old

Frankly, one-year-olds are pretty oblivious, and I doubt your niece will care one way or the other where you take her. I think you'd be best off choosing areas of the city that appeal to you and have space for children to run around (Pastiche's suggestions above could well meet these criteria), and just give the kid plenty of chances to toddle about. The Greenway might be another good choice. If you would enjoy the Aquarium, she might like seeing the penguins, seals, and fish.

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3. Re: Suggestions with One Year Old

Basically agree with wpsaukee, but here are a few suggestions:

Merry-go-round on the Greenway near Quincy Market

Swan Boats

Aquarium

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4. Re: Suggestions with One Year Old

How old in months? A 12 month old may be unaware, but by 18 or 20 months ... things are a bit different. If she likes sitting on your lap while you read to her .... get the Make Way for Ducklings book by Robert McCloskey. Read it to her a dozen or more times and then take her to the Public Garden to ride the swan boats and see the statues.

Have fun!!!

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http://www.bostoncentral.com/

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6. Re: Suggestions with One Year Old

Public Garden, Feed Ducks, Ride Swan Boats,

Childrens Museum

Take a boat cruise on the harbor

walk the freedom trail - quincy market, check out the merry go round on the greenway there's another one on the Boston Common

Take a Duck Tour

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7. Re: Suggestions with One Year Old

The rangers will ask you to stop if they see you feeding the ducks. Although in "Make Way for Ducklings" they feed peanuts to the dugs, these days it is highly discouraged.

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8. Re: Suggestions with One Year Old

Forgot, would you take me on the Swan Boats?

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9. Re: Suggestions with One Year Old

oh go see the mapparium, a huge walk through globe, at the mary baker eddy library by the christian science center.

it has lots of colors, and the young one might be amazed by all the colors and the echo in there

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marybakereddylibrary.org/exhibits/mapparium

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