The Best Pre School Activity in Newcastle & Gateshead

.Best Pre School Activity

ARTventurers is The Best Pre School Activity 2018

The ARTventurers Team had some amazing news earlier this month – we were named Best Pre School Activity 2018 in the What’s On 4 Kids Awards 2018! That’s right, our Art classes for babies and children were named as THE best activity you can do with your little one.

What are the ‘Whats on Awards’?

If you’ve never heard of the Whats On Awards…..well, they’re kind of the Oscars of the children’s activity industry! They’re awards voted for by grown ups who come along to classes. So to be named nationally as the very best is an AMAZING achievement. We owe you all a very huge thank you for supporting ARTventurers.

And not only did we WIN Best Preschool Activity (15-50 franchisees), we were also Highly Commended for Best Baby/Toddler Activity and Best Franchised Party Entertainment. Definite cause for extra celebrations.

 

A huge big THANK YOU!

As we head towards the start of our ARTventurers Winter term in the run up to Christmas, I’d just like to thank all of my ARTventurers big and small for your support and enthusiasm for my ARTventurers business. If you have a friend who you think would love to join in the award winning fun then please do spread the word. The more the merrier! And, as a big THANK YOU, if a friend comes along and signs up for a term of sessions then you get a class FREE. So bring 5 friends along = 5 FREE classes, how fab is that?!

Or if you would love to know more about our amazing party packages for totally creative childrens birthday parties in Newcastle & Gateshead, please pop me a message here or have a look over at my recent blog about our top tips for a stress free kids party.

Love

Emily x

 

 

 

Top Tips for Painting at home with your little one

Top Tips for Painting at home with your little one

Introducing your little artist to paint at home the ARTventurers way!

There are 5 tips and a bit of inspiration from the ARTventurers team. Tips that you can use at home to get creative with paint with your little ones! There are loads of benefits to letting children be creative with art from a young age, and these tips will help them do so!

This feels great on my skin

As most parents will know, the thought of letting your little one loose in your home with paint fills you with horror! All those lovely white walls and carpets covered in paint? No thank you! However, allowing babies and toddlers to get messy can be SO important for them and their development, whilst giving you a great opportunity to bond! So, fear not, here are some top tips from us at ARTventurers when using paint at home with your little ones…

Think BIG!

Do you remember those old rolls of lining paper or leftover sheets of wallpaper that are stuck in the garage or loft gathering dust? Bring them out! These types of materials are ideal for covering your floor with and letting your little ones loose on. They’re easy to bin afterwards or even stick up on the wall to display the masterpieces and are a lot more fun to work with than small A4 sheets!

Loads of space to explore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make sure the paint is non-toxic and suitable for use!

Obviously, your child’s safety comes before keeping your house clean and tidy! So before you all get messy at home, ensure you know the paint being used is safe for use with small children. You can even try and mix it up using edible paint made from cornflour. We all know how much young ones want to put everything in their mouth! There are plenty of recipes online about how to make edible paint, so be sure to check them out.

I’m exploring with all my senses!

Be prepared for the inevitable mess!

Cover your surfaces and floors with something easy to wipe down or bin, like an old shower curtain or plastic tablecloth! This protects your lovely house from getting covered in paint, but also allows young children the freedom to move about and be really creative with their whole body instead of sitting at a table. Stripping your little one down to a nappy also means less washing too as you can just plonk them straight in the bath! A cheap shower curtain or plastic table cloth can go straight in the washing machine afterwards too.

I can move the paint with all of my body

Join in and get MESSY too!

Babies and toddlers learn from watching other people, so if they see you getting involved and covered in paint too, they will be curious and copy you! Who knows, you may enjoy it too?

Look, I get to paint my mum too!

DITCH the paint brushes!

Unless your child is anxious about getting paint on their hands, leave the paint brushes in the box and use your body parts to create art instead! This allows them the freedom to investigate and explore the lovely colours and textures of paint, without having to pick up a brush!

I even used my face to paint!

If the thought of letting your little one loose at home with paint still frightens you, let an ARTventurers Session take the stress and worries away for you! Be sure to come along! See you soon! Emily x