An important life lesson we’d like to impart to our sons: A man of steel doesn’t have to be as hard as plastic.
Sophie & Lili’s superhero dolls have the power to soften things up. The twelve-inch dolls are handmade from high-quality quilter’s cotton and can be personalized to resemble your little caped crusader.
Choose the skin tone, hair color, and tee/cape combo that best matches your mini. His first initial will be prominently displayed on a shield across the doll’s chest.
And have no fear: Just because they’re squishy doesn’t mean they aren’t tough enough to ward off evil, fight villains, and save the day. They just do it with a more tender touch.
Available online at sophieandlili.com, $30.
Snacktime Jam with Mama Mac
What: Bop along to the award-winning act’s lively tunes.
Why: Make a racket — percussion instruments provided.
When: Thurs., 10:30 a.m. (Also Feb. 24, Mar. 10 & 24.)
Where: Nurture, 19 W. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore (610-649-0424). Tickets online at shopnurture.com. Adults and children, $6; under 1, free.
Chestnut Hill Academy’s Camp Fair
What: Though it’s months ’til you break out the bug spray, get a jump start on planning your summer fun.
Why: Tons of options, from artsy to outdoorsy.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Chestnut Hill Academy, 500 W. Willow Grove Ave. (215-247-4700). Admission is free.
Philadelphia International Auto Show
What: Check out fancy cars that are way cooler than Daddy’s minivan.
Why: Face painting and crafts for little speed demons on Kids’ Day.
When: Mon.-Fri., noon-10 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St. (215-418-4700). Tickets online at phillyautoshow.com. Adults and children over 12, $10-$12; children 7-12, $6; under 7, free; under 13, free on Sun.
Photo: Courtesy of Sophie & Lili