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An Interactive Event With Google Play (and Elmo)

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It's not often that Google invites you and your family to an exclusive event in New York City. So when they do, you don't ask questions... you just pack a diaper bag and GO! And so, a few days ago, my almost three-year-old son and my kid-at-heart older brother ("Uncle Brad") ventured into Manhattan for an interactive afternoon with Google Play.

The one-day pop-up "playscape" introduced parents and kids to a multi-sensory experience of hands-on fun and engaging family activities with physical and digital play installations created by Google Play partners, Nickelodeon, Toca Boca, Crayola, Tynker, and Sesame Street.

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My little one was able to embrace his musical side at the Crayola DJ app station, where kids could mix tracks and create their own unique sounds. He enjoyed the Sesame Street corner, where kids gathered for story time with Elmo. (Of course, he especially enjoyed "climbing into the trash can next to Oscar the Grouch.) And he had a blast building tall structures ('cause what kid doesn't?) at the Toca Boca area with other budding architects. We even watched bigger kids fly a drone at the Tynker station.

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Best of all, we enjoyed delicious snacks inspired by Google Play's key partners, apps, and games: Elmo cupcakes, Oscar the Grouch popcorn cans, cheese-and-cracker building blocks, colorful Crayola fruit and veggie platters, and more.

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It was an awesome experience--and I left with a goody bag that included a Nexus 9 tablet (woohoo!)--so now we can explore Google Play as a family even more. And let me say this: Google Play has made finding kid-friendly apps, games, books, movies, and television programs easier and more intuitive. You can filter the catalog of options by age to find appropriate options for your toddler, your big kid, or your tween. Or even for grownups who are kids at heart... like "Uncle Brad".

This is not a sponsored post. We received a gift bag for attending the Google Play event. All opinions are our own.

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