You say you could fill a book with all the heart-warming ditties and drawings your little one comes up with.
So just do it.
Collect your favorites and help her design a special keepsake for her favorite Valentine (Grammy, Daddy, Gramps) on TikaTok.com.
The Boston-based online community lets kids write and illustrate their own books online for free. Either scan or upload the pictures yourself or mail them to the Lexington office where staff will do the busy work for you. Once you’ve finished, view and share the book online or pony up some cash to order custom copies in hardcover or paperback.
Sure trumps construction paper hearts and doilies.
Available online at tikatok.com.
The Nature of Boys Lecture
What: Dr. Michael G. Thompson, co-author of Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys, talks about the mini men in your life.
Why: Find out what little boys are made of.
When: Thurs. Book signing & reception, 7 p.m.; lecture, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Pollard Middle School Auditorium, 200 Harris Ave., Needham. Info at 781-453-5418.
Kids’ Cooking Class
What: Baby Batalis learn the ins and outs of making mac ’n’ cheese, pizza, and other dishes.
Why: Happy meals.
When: Thru Feb. 28. Sat., 12:30-2 p.m.
Where: Henrietta’s Table, 1 Bennett St., Cambridge (617-661-5005).
Father-Daughter Valentine Dance
What: Dads and their daughters (ages 6-13) take dance lessons and enjoy some food.
Why: Sweeter than chocolates.
When: Sun., 2-4 p.m.
Where: Taj Boston, 15 Arlington St., Copley Square (617-598-5255).