I spent one week as au pair to look after my 28-month-old granddaughter in South Hadley, Massachusetts, while my daughter attended an international science meeting there. Exploration of the Internet before setting out did not point me in the direction of any playgrounds in the area, but I did find three wonderful sites to visit with her. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art was the first one we visited. Come see the Gallery with me and maybe you will want to go there with a child and maybe you will enjoy it as much as I did.
I don't know how much my granddaughter remembers of our visit, but every time I think back to it, it makes me smile. Part of what was so special about the visit was the warmth, helpfulness and friendliness of all the staff I came in contact with, from the young women working at the reception desk to the library staff to the marketing manager who spoke with me about this article at the end of my visit.