A recent U.S. study of playground attire revealed an epidemic occurring on the chests of children. [See exhibit A: faux vintage tees.]
Only a handful of kids were identified as wearing T-shirts that had graphics with a fresh perspective. [See Exhibit Kids: a T-shirt company for littles that features designs from up-and-coming artists around the world.]
Upon further investigation it was discovered that the children wearing Exhibit Kids tees totaled 250 per T-shirt design, a number that can be attributed to the limited-edition, small runs. The most recent release, Bird by Zhishi, is from a Russian design duo who infuse humor into their stark illustrations.
In poststudy interviews, the parents of these kids expressed a keen interest in cultivating their children’s artistic eye and supporting emerging artists (each designer receives 20 percent of the revenue generated from his or her shirt).
Officials recommend swiftly responding to procure these shirts and dress your child to a tee.
Available online at exhibitkids.com, $28.
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Felix and His Mayflower II Adventures Book Signing
What: Climb aboard the 17th-century replica ship and meet children’s book author Peter Arenstam.
Why: He tells the tale of a real-life cat who braved the high seas.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-noon & 2-4 p.m.
Where: Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave., Plymouth (508-746-1622). Adults and teens, $10; children, $7; under 6, free.
Aqua Kids Family Day
What: Make a splash with crafts, stories, and live-animal presentations.
Why: Stop by the octopus tank afterward and say hello to Athena.
When: Ongoing. Fri., 10 a.m.-noon.
Where: New England Aquarium, Central Wharf (617-973-5206). Adults and children 12 and up, $23; children, $16; under 3, free.
What: Wannabe archeologists search for fossils in the giant outdoor sandbox.
Why: Take a rock to the Science Museum next door for geologist Alan Bourgault to identify. (Who knows? That stone he lugged from the playground might be worth something.)
When: Sun. Dig, 10 a.m.; geologist, 2 p.m.
Where: The Discovery Museums, Children’s Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton (978-264-4200). Adults and children, $10.50; under 1, free.
Photo: Courtesy of Exhibit Kids