Atlanta's Best Stuff For Young Kids 5-8

January 5, 2011 11:35 AM

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For parents, this is one of the highlights of your child’s growing phases. Gone are the early morning feedings, temper tantrums, lack of independence and the inability to clearly articulate what they want. Once kids reach school age, they become more aware of themselves and what they like – they are full of wonder, questions and energy. Atlanta has great things for kids this age that will keep them entertained and experiencing a fun overload.
americangirl Atlanta's Best Stuff For Young Kids 5 8

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American Girl Boutique & Bistro

North Point Mall
1202 North Point Circle
Alpharetta, GA 30022
(877) 247-5223
www.americangirl.com
Chances are, if you’re a parent to a young girl, then you’re familiar with the American Doll phenomenon. The collections of dolls are insanely popular, but it’s the tailor-made boutiques that house all the fun. This place is paradise for a young girl. Here, she can dine with her doll while having tea parties complete with cakes and other treats, visit the customized salon to keep her doll looking neat and fresh, or shop for accessories for her doll. It’s a dream come true for any girly girl! Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

imagineit Atlanta's Best Stuff For Young Kids 5 8

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Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta

275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive
Atlanta, GA 30313
(404) 659-5437
www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org
A great place to play, learn and explore, Imagine It! is the perfect place to take your young child to let them indulge themselves in the myriad of playful possibilities at hand. There are live performances featuring acting, dancing and singing, as well as the Morph Gallery that has exhibits like: Fundamentally Food, Leaping into Learning and Let Your Creativity Flow. A visit here guarantees hours of fun that parents might enjoy more than kids! Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

puppetryarts Atlanta's Best Stuff For Young Kids 5 8

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Center for Puppetry Arts

1404 Spring Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 873-3089
www.puppet.org
A favorite for young kids for several years running, the Center for Puppetry Arts is one of the best places to take your child to ensure an afternoon of imagination, entertainment and fun. The performances here are year round, always innovative and fully involving kids in the audience. For the 2010 holiday season, there is the hugely popular performance of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – a crowd favorite. Whether young or old, no one can resist a puppet show. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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