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Bounce houses and play structures and rock climbing walls are the stuff dreams are made of for kids.

But a lot of the equipment in play spaces and parks aren't that great for the littlest kids. So what to do when you're at one of those oh-so-fun play spaces so your older kid can have the time of his life, but you also have your little one in tow?

Well, here are 5 destinations with dedicated play spaces for little kids.

1. The Big Backyard: This indoor playground in New Berlin has a gigantic playset with fast slides, tunnels to get lost in and a big area to run around playing with balls and on bikes. But, they also have a large dedicated area for the little kids -- with smaller play structures, playhouses and infant and toddler toys.

2857 S. 160th St., New Berlin, thebigbackyardwi.com

2. Betty Brinn Children's Museum: BBCM prides itself on being an interactive play space for all ages. With tons of opportunities for role playing, a play structure themed around a board game, interactive exhibits and a maker space, even the biggest kids (and their parents!) can enjoy a day at Betty Brinn. But Pocket Park is especially for preschool-aged kids and infants, complete with a sandbox, tree fort with a little-kid friendly slide, water activities and even a soft padded crawling area for those pre-walkers.

929 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, bbcmkids.org

3. Discovery World: With the focus on education, camps and labs at this science museum, it might seem like this is a place for school-age kids. But the folks at Discovery World have been working to make it more little-kid-friendly so the whole family can enjoy hanging out here. That was the thought behind the new addition to the popular Kohl's Design It! Lab. Now little kids can "make" right alongside their bigger brothers and sisters at the Kids Corner, where there are high chairs, markers and crayone, tiny tables and stools and building blocks.

500 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, discoveryworld.org

4. StoneFire Pizza Co: With a ninja course, multiple climbing walls, arcade games and rides, this New Berlin play space is paradise for school-age kids. But there's also plenty for little kids to do. The Discovery Room is designed for kids 5 and under, and has a three-tiered water table with smocks and a huge train table, not to mention plenty of seating so parents can sit and watch their little ones play.

5320 S. Moorland Rd., New Berlin, stonefirepizzaco.com

5. Playgrounds and malls: We couldn't pick just one of these because they seem to be everywhere! Shopping malls have areas set aside for little kids to climb all over, and playgrounds at most major parks have smaller play structures dedicated to little ones. Just remember playground etiquette -- if you're the parent of a bigger kid, don't let him monopolize these spaces. These are meant to be safe places for little ones to play without the fear of being mowed down by the big kids!

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