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CREATING MONSTERS WITH RECYCLED MATERIALS (4+)

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Holyrood Pavilion

8 Holyrood Street

West Leederville, WA 6007

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Recycled and natural materials represent an abundant and sustainable resource for young children’s creative self-expression. They are also a great resource for design thinking, a methodology for problem solving that focuses on creative thinking to generate insights and solutions. As design thinkers, tinkerers and makers, children can enter into a dynamic relationship with these open-ended materials, exploring their unique characteristics and properties, confronting problems and in the process creatively discovering solutions.

Children’s physical development is enhanced when they explore these materials. They not only build their eye-hand coordination and fine motor skills, but also their ability to discern sensory input including sight, touch and hearing as they notice how materials look, feel and sound. Children also gain important knowledge about tools and materials as they learn techniques and practice skills like joining, adhering, cutting, stapling, taping and gluing. Repeated experiences with recycled materials allow children not only to learn the characteristics and properties of each material, but also to consider other perspectives to their work. Recycled materials naturally invite reflection. When children have opportunities for revisiting concepts they can remember their previous experiences, ideas and strategies.

Exploring these kind of materials benefits young children’s emotional development by building a sense of “creative confidence.” It gives children a sense of pride and accomplishment when they innovate, when they make something unique, when they struggle and succeed.

Our creative sessions are about expression, exploration, and discovery. We use renowned painters, award-winning books, antique cultures, other countries traditions or specials materials to provoke children and invite curiosity. Our goal, however, is not for every child to bring home a work based on a similar template. This creative session is about the individual exploration, not about the final product.

We prepare an adequate space with plenty of selected and quality resources that stimulate children creativity. Our learning stations are carefully prepared, and each element is included on purpose to facilitate exploration and discovery. Children will manipulate a different range of paints, tools and other materials to create their own masterpieces. They can work with sensorial materials, such as our light table or natural boxes, or access other areas which are all embedded within our theme for the session.

We will start with a short introduction to our session, our spaces, and materials. Then children can explore the materials, learning by doing, moving throughout the room, and interacting with one another. Our role as a facilitator of learning should serve as guide to the children, listen and pose questions, and encourage participation.

This event is part our Life series.

FREE parking voucher.


AGE

Group 1: Kids discovery 4+

Group 2: Early discovery 2-4 years


THE EXHIBITION

In every session children may participate in a collaborative artwork. It fosters the sense of a community and teaches children about team working.

At the end of the year with all our collaborative projects, THE BLUE BOX organizes an exhibition. The name of the children will be linked to the masterpiece and they will receive a certificate of collaboration in its creation.


THE PRICE INCLUDE

– Access to THE BLUE BOX environment for up 60 minutes

– All equipment and materials

– An environment developed by early childhood education experts

– Facilitator intervention to encourage children to join the activities


Outdoor area available for parents. You also have coffee, tea, and fruit available for a gold coin donation.

Please note that a minimum of 4 children is required to run this program. If the program needs to be canceled, a full refund will be given.


DISCOUNT

There are discounts available for siblings, BLUE LAB families, and term program enrolments. If this is your case, please contact us to get a discount coupon.


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West Leederville, WA 6007

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