On a recent trip from grandma’s in Chicago back to our home in New York, a security guard at O’Hare International Airport tipped off us off to a play area in Terminal 2. How many times have I made that trip (and suffered delays) without the benefit of this romper room space? Kids on the Fly, designed by the Chicago Children’s Museum, is a bright, Windy City-themed interactive zone where kids can board a play airplane, direct traffic from a control tower and move pretend baggage on the runway. Overall, it’s just plain brilliant for tiring out the smallest passengers before they are confined to a seat for a few hours.
Laura House is the author of the blog Good House Guest.