According to Family Science Specialist Sean Brotherson, Ph.D.,
North Dakota State University, "art engages a variety
of the brain's areas that help children learn emotion,
cognition and memory. Children should receive many opportunities to draw, paint, craft and create using different types of art."
There is a new sensory motor and creative art series for infants called Baby Picasso,
Parent & Infant Workshop from ages 2-14 months at Lil'Bean N' Green
Come, learn and explore the benefits of early stimulation, sensory and artistic experiences on an infant’s development through visual arts.
This is also an opportunity for parents/caregivers to support the infant’s experience in exploring their creativity.
We will do this through 4 weekly consecutive Monday morning classes:
March 1, 8, 22, 29 2010 (no March Break class).
Each class will be exploring a different kind of edible paint medium on paper. The infant will lovingly be encouraged to explore his or herself with edible paint on paper.
As an expressive arts therapist, Caro will lead both parents and infants into a practice of baby art-making while exploring the role of attachment theory in practical ways. Other areas of focus will be communication, stimulation and motor skills. Messy babies at play...please dress accordingly!
All 4 Monday morning classes will include:
· 45 min. facilitated session
· Edible art medium and Paper
secure your spot. Class size limited 7 spots left.
Full payment required by March 1/10.
Enjoy your baby’s first 4 art pieces .
or pay in person at lil' n' green
1133 Queen St. East
Classes are led by expressive arts therapist
There are more and more opportunities for infants, toddlers and children of the early years to engage in the creative arts. Do you believe we are doing enough to support the development of our children? Are we exposing them to enough non-technological past-times where they can have balance in their learning now but more importantly as they grow older and get seduced by technology?
A passionate topic of mine!