We were SO excited last month when ARTventurers classes for babies and toddlers again were named as a winner in the Whats On 4 Kids awards!
The What’s On awards are the industry awards for childrens activity providers across the UK and are voted for by the parents who come along to the classes – so huge THANK YOU to everyone who voted for ARTventurers to win Best Preschool Activity 2018!
Last year we won two awards (Best Baby/Toddler Activity and Best Preschool Activity for under 25 franchisees) which was AMAZING news! This year we were in a much bigger category with some big brands so to be named Best Preschool Activity 2018 was an brilliant achievement – the smiles on our faces show just how over the moon we really were!
We also were awarded Highly Commended for Best Baby/Toddler Activity and Best Party Entertainment 2018! And our lovely Cheryl of ARTventurers Inverclyde and North Ayrshire narrowly missed out on an award, making it to the final five for Most Outstanding Activity Leader for Under 5s (Scotland and N Ireland)
Awards like this really are testament to the hard work, passion and enthusiasm of all of our ARTventurers team who bring our colourful, creative art classes for babies and children to life. If you’d like to join in the award winning fun at our sessions across the UK then visit our Find A Class page to find out where your nearest ARTventurers branch is. And if there’s not one near you? Why not find out more about joining our award winning franchise team and launch your own ARTventurers business in your own local area?!
One of the very BEST things about being an ARTventurer??
It’s seeing all of our Baby and Little ARTventurers growing in confidence week by week, month by month…..watching them tackle the activities with enthusiasm when initially they might have been nervous or tentative, watching them take the floor during circle time when at the beginning they might have been overcome with shyness, watching them confidently and bravely making their own choices and decisions when they’re painting and creating and watching them playing together with the other children in the group, sharing and taking turns and building relationships……….
……….All reasons why at ARTventurers we LOVE art!
ART is BRILLIANT for helping our mini artists to develop language and communication skills! 🎨🎨🎨
🌟When painting or creating, children might need to ask for help, may want to ask for a certain paintbrush, tool or colour of paint or, or they may simply want to express that they’re finding something a bit tricky to do! And they can talk about their creations when they are making them and when they’re finished! It’s a great way to encourage discussion.
🌟Art can be a fab way of introducing little ones to language concepts like prepositions, comparative and opposites too! Is this rough or smooth? How can we make this bigger? How should we…. ? LOTS and lots of opportunities for learning whilst creating and exploring!
🌟We can use art to introduce lots of new words to children incidentally – they’re learning all of the time without even realising it! The different themes we explore each week at ARTventurers allows us the opportunity to introduce new words, phrases and learning opportunities each week to our Baby and Little ARTventurers – we can tap into whatever the little ones are interested and engaged in, MUCH more exciting than flashcards!
🌟As mum of a little one who has had speech and language issues since he was very young, I’ve witnessed first hand how art and creative play has helped him when he has struggled with verbal communication – easing frustration and providing a way to express himself too!
Fun, creative, messy AND learning all the time – that’s ARTventurers!