Make it a priority to take your child to art exhibits. Talk with them about what they see. Ask what they like about the pictures. The more often a child is exposed to these experiences then the more comfortable they will be in this environment.
According to the Trip Advisor the following are the top 10 museums/things to do in Kansas City:
National World War I Museum and Memorial
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Arabia Steamboat Museum
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Science City at Union Station
The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
The Money Museum
The College Basketball Experience
Your child will also enjoy a visit to the Kansas City Zoo or the Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead. Ask your child about the animals. Talk to them about how the animals might feel, does the animal like to be in water, do they like the weather to be cold or warm. Then ask them to explain why they came to that conclusion.
Children also benefit from “old fashion play”. Take them to the park. Visit John Anderson Park, 4701 E 135th Street. This park has multiple playgrounds and kids can cool off in the FREE splash park.
Look into the Grandview Amphitheater. This is the newest music venue in the Kansas City Metro.
Don’t forget about Pinterest. You will find lots of fun activities that you can do with your child using things around the house.
Mid-Continent Library have wonderful reading programs. Enroll in Read Your Child 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. You can request a book log at the information desk when you visit a library. Your child from birth until he enters kindergarten can participate. You can repeat titles as often as you like. All of the children in this age bracket can join. Get busy and start reading!