Backyard Atelier

9–10am | Toddlers 16–24 months (must be accompanied by adult)
10:30–12:30 | Children 2–5 years 
(space for 4 drop-off friends per day with advanced notice)
Tuesdays, May 7 – June 25, 2019

Come play in Crayon Power’s Backyard Atelier! This outdoor program offers young children to be immersed in natural play. The child-led, Reggio Emilia inspired curriculum aims to introduce toddler and preschool aged children to the feeling of wonder that exploring multi-sensory learning can offer, empowering them to explore freely, make choices, test out theories, and really be the creators of their own desires.

In each Exploration Session, friends (children) will find a curated rotating selection of provocative materials and play set-ups on our patio and in the yard. With the gentle support and guidance of our teacher, Ms. Kristen, we will mix up delicious imaginary foods in our mud kitchen, play with fairies in our grass, and explore with a variety of high quality materials in our open air art studio.

Grown-ups are invited relax, eat, or read a book as you enjoy a coffee, or tea on the patio. Grown-ups are encouraged to join in on the activities or work in our garden boxes. While the environment is designed to foster independence, our backyard is also a lovely place for families to relax and get to know each other, learning to share space and materials while reading books in the shade, feeding the birds, and planting flowers and vegetables together.

Schedule

9:00–10:00  Young friends (16–24 months) are invited to come with a guardian and explore our space. Friends can enjoy playdough, paint and waterplay, or simply enjoy toddling through the yard to explore loose parts and natural materials.

10:30  Welcome Activity – Grab a cup of coffee or tea while the kids play with play dough in our open-air studio.

10:45  Time to enjoy free exploration time in the garden boxes, mud kitchen and yard! Several stations will be set up with open ended activities to explore.

12:25  Gather art projects and head home ’til our next adventure!

Title Address Description
Purple Crayon Power
1300 Prospect Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11218, USA

Toddler Open Play (9–10am)

2–5 year-olds Open Studio
(10:30–12:30)
 

Families enrolled in Crayon Power Playschool programs receive 50% off when accompanied by a grown-up

4 drop-in spots are available per day for $60/session

Toddler Open Play (9–10am)

2–5 year-olds Open Studio (10:30–12:30)

Families enrolled in Crayon Power Playschool programs receive 50% off when accompanied by a grown-up

4 drop-in spots are available per day for $60/session