Pulse: Pursuits: 60-Second Critic: The Little Treehouse

Much as we love toting the tots to the Please Touch Museum, the place can be a lot of work. At this newly expanded Chestnut Hill playhouse, things are a little more relaxed. In a bright, high–ceilinged room, parents enjoy organic, locally sourced and un-fried snacks and take advantage of free wi-fi while their toddlers delight in scores of old-school wooden toys — the kind you see praised in Parents magazine. And at $8.50 per child (siblings are half price) and free for adults, it’s an afternoon activity that won’t break the bank. Treehouseplaycafe.com.

Grade: A