Say goodbye to the safety strap. Kiddo can now park it at the table for a full seven minutes before the need to run and play overtakes her.
Celebrate her ability to sit still(ish) by giving her a seat of honor: a Tambino number chair. The Menlo Park studio’s inviting creations are scaled down in size (for tots ages 3 to 6, give or take a few inches), but they’re big on fun. Conventional chair legs are replaced with oversize, interlocking 3-D numbers, giving these clever little seats a toylike look.
Tambino’s designer, Jessica Cohen, created the chairs to inspire hands-on number exploration. The chairs are made entirely from sustainably produced plywood with water-based, low-VOC paints and safe, rounded edges. So you’ll feel comfortable adding a new perch to the mix.
And that’s what counts.
Available online at tambino.com, $60 and up.
Willow Sculpture Grand Opening
What: Artist Patrick Dougherty debuts his new book and a ginormous play sculpture in Lookout Cove.
Why: Bend it at BADM.
When: Fri., 2-4 p.m.
Where: Bay Area Discovery Museum, E. Fort Baker, 557 McReynolds Rd., Sausalito (415-339-3900). Free.
Oceans Aglow: Family Night Hike and Campfire
What: Enjoy campfire songs, s’mores, and an evening hike on Rodeo Beach.
Why: Bioluminescent plankton.
When: Sat., 5:30-8 p.m.
Where: NatureBridge at Golden Gate, 1033 Fort Cronkhite, nr. Bunker Rd., Sausalito. Registration (required) online at oceanaglowjan28.eventbrite.com. Adults and children, $12; under 3, free.
Museum of Craft and Design’s MakeArt Workshop: Painting Experimentation
What: An afternoon of textural, abstract painting for kids 6 to 12 (snacks included).
Why: No cleanup.
When: Sat., 1-3 p.m.
Where: Octavia Art Gallery, Octavia St., at Oak St. Reservations at 415-773-0303. Nonmembers, $10; SFMCD members, free.
Photo: Courtesy of Tambino