**Take a look at our newest Stir Crazy Dad, Scott's take on a trip to one of our favorite stores-Lowe's. Thanks, Scott! Turns out it's a great place for toddlers to explore (with a little adult guidance). For a little more Lowe's fun, check out our post on their "tractors".
What it is: Almost everyone knows what a Lowe's is, but now that we've got a toddler in tow, we thought we'd take her along to enjoy it and gain a fresh perspective on home improvement. It turned out to be a pretty good place for kids to learn and play!
What we liked: The paint aisle was fantastic. Our little one had the opportunity to get ahead of her peers by learning all the colors. Talk about prepared for Preschool! In the lighting aisles, our toddler enjoyed riding on Daddy's head and pulling on the sparkling chandeliers to hear them rattle. Lowe's also has an excellent selection of wooden blocks - some of the biggest we've seen. Many of them were too high up for our little one to grasp, but they provide a forklift for retrieving them and stacking them... and knocking them down again!
What we would change: Near the front of the store there was a good selection of our favorite Makita and Doug toys, but most of them were placed out of reach. We would have enjoyed letting our toddler try cutting out her alphabet with the skill saw, but holding her up that high gets pretty tiring.
Website and other important information:
Address: 4402 Fayetteville Road, Durham or 117 William Penn Plaza, Durham
Hours: M-Th 7 a.m. - 9 p.m., Fri-Sa 7 a.m. - 10 p.m., Su 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. (These are the specific hours of the Fayetteville Rd. location)