Here’s what a fan of old houses, traditional neighborhoods, and urban design thinks is a fun activity to play with his 4-year-old: It’s My First Urban Plan(tm)! With just some wooden blocks, a few matchbox cars, some people toys, a flattened diaper box and some markers, you too can start designing your very own city.
Do the roads follow a grid or is there a main artery with cul de sacs? Are the buildings set back from the street behind parking lots, or do the buildings embrace the streets? Is there park land nearby? Sidewalks for pedestrians? These and countless other decisions are yours to make when you play My First Urban Plan(tm).
My First Urban Plan(tm) is not available in stores, so rescue that cardboard from the recycling bin and help your little urbanist start planning today.