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Name: Jonah
Age: 3
City: Minneapolis
Parents: Amy and Doug Martin
Siblings: Piper, 4 months

Personality: Silly, outgoing, energetic, fun-loving, inquisitive, smiley and sweet!

Favorite toys: Trains, trucks, cars, anything with wheels!

Favorite books: Little Blue Truck, Curious George, Harold & The Purple Crayon and Thomas & Friends

Favorite activities: Riding bikes, playing “tee” (T-ball) and Grandpa’s house

Favorite foods: Mommy’s mac ’n’ cheese, quesadillas, strawberries and raspberries

 

Photo by Tracy Walsh Photography 

 

What is Jonah playing with? It’s a Geosafari Jr. Talking Globe from Educational Insights ($129.99), a high-tech globe for ages 4 to 12 comes with “smart stylus” that helps kids unlock oodles of audio snippets (10 hours of fun facts in all) simply by tapping on the U.S. states and the world’s other wonders. 


Out & About
Wee Wednesdays
When: Dec 12
Where: Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis
Cost: Free
Website: midtownglobalmarket.org/events
Christmas Traditions Guided House Tour
When: Dec 12
Where: James J. Hill House, St. Paul
Cost: $12 adults, $10 seniors and college students, $8 ages 5-17, age 4 and under free, MNHS members save 20%
Website: mnhs.org
The 12th Annual Star Wars Holiday Special Toys for Tots Spectacular
When: Dec 12, 4, 7 and 10 p.m.
Where: Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
Cost: FREE with Toys for Tots donation
Website: bryantlakebowl.com
Explore It! 3M Visiting Wizards
When: Dec 12
Where: The Works Museum, Bloomington
Cost: Included with Museum admission ($9 per person)
Website: theworks.org
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
When: Dec 12
Where: Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis
Cost: Tickets start at $15.
Website: childrenstheatre.org
Mary Poppins Jr.
When: Dec 12
Where: Stages Theatre Company, Hopkins
Cost: $18-$30
Website: stagestheatre.org
Neighborhood Open House 2018
When: Dec 12, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Website: asimn.org
Lil' Explorer Thursdays
When: Dec 13
Where: Como Zoo and Conservatory, St. Paul
Cost: FREE
Website: comozooconservatory.org
Illumination: Light Up the Night
When: Dec 13
Where: Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul
Cost: Standard admission: $18.95 adults, $12.95 ages 4-12 and seniors
Website: smm.org
Christmas Traditions Guided House Tour
When: Dec 13
Where: James J. Hill House, St. Paul
Cost: $12 adults, $10 seniors and college students, $8 ages 5-17, age 4 and under free, MNHS members save 20%
Website: mnhs.org
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