Kids' Zone: Winter's mysteries and fun
Henry gravitates toward trouble. To be fair, my hyper-curious nephew is only 10 months old and trouble largely consists of trying to eat his toy piano and doing pull-ups with the oven door handle. But his parents know New England winters to come will be a challenge. Henry will need things to do and places to go when cold weather sets in and he might feel like tearing up the house. And his parents will need something to keep them from tearing out their hair. So, with Henry and every cooped up child in mind, here are some suggestions for kid-friendly winter getaways. They offer a chance to explore, to learn how things work, to escape from frigid temperatures, or to experience winter in a new way. Consider them sanity savers.
BY SHIRA SPRINGER, GLOBE STAFF