Za and I attended Toddler Time at The Art Garage at Studios on Sheridan.
Peoria, Illinois has an art center that has opportunities for children, adults, and groups. Tuesday was Toddler Time. I saw people talking about the gathering on Facebook. To attend was $5 so I thought Za and I would give it a shot. We were there for an hour and had a very pleasant time. The hour included:
* a story reading - this time it was "The Monster At The End of This Book"
* cardstock masks
|Za listening to the story.|
* a painting area that I did not have to clean
|Smocks were provided!|
Connecting literature and art is a great way to help children remember the story.
|Za told everyone that she is not a real monster, just a pretend one like Grover.|
Za is still playing with the monster hours later. She had fun and talked to the other kids. While the paintings dried, the kids played with paper and crayons. Overall, it was a pleasant way to spend an hour, and for $5, that is a great deal. We plan to return to The Art Garage this summer for more artistic times!
I was not compensated for this post. This review is my honest, unpaid opinion.