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    Early-Learning Resources

     

    Local Arts Activities for Children

     

    Orange County Library - Story Programs                                              Orlando Museum of Art: Art Adventures

     

    Orlando Philharmonic - Symphony Storytime Series                          Orlando Repertory Theatre Youth Academy 

                                         

    Orlando Science Center Kids Town                                                       Seminole County Library - Story Time

     

    Arts in the First Five Years

    0 - 12 Months   

    Your baby is born ready to learn. Introduce the arts and engage your baby’s senses with these ideas: Turn on a favorite tune and dance with your baby; show your baby different colors and patterns; when baby is old enough to hold objects, explore different textures. Reading to your baby contributes to the development of their growing brains, it also helps speech development. As you read your baby is building listening, memory, and vocabulary skills and is gaining information about the world around her.

        Boosting your baby's brain power                   Sensory Play for Babies

     

    12 - 24 Months

     During this period, a child’s gross motor skills are developing at a rapid rate. They may be learning to walk and are constantly on the move. Help promote these skills by clapping along to music, playing musical instruments, or dancing.

      Music Exploration with your child                      Playtime Ideas for Toddlers

      ​Infant & Toddler Music Activities  

    2 - 3 Years 

    Taking your toddler to a museum is a great way to enhance their learning experience; plan ahead, and look at the museum’s website to see if the collection interests you and your child. Have a multi-sensory experience – pose like a sculpture or painting; play I-spy; look for hidden treasures in the art and around the museum. Bring the art experience home, while creating art your little one is developing their fine motor skills. Finger painting, squishing play-doh, using scissors, and holding paint brushes and pencils help your little one hone these skills. 

      Why should you take your child to museums?          Toddler Art is about exploring the materials

      How to take kids to an art museum                               Creating Art with Toddlers

       Painting Ideas for Kiddos                                            Playtime Ideas for Toddlers, part 2 

     

    4 - 5 Years

    Did you know that play acting helps your little one understand the world? Playing make believe is a great way to introduce your child to theatre. Help spark your child's imagination! Have a costume container filled with hats, ties, old clothing, etc. so your child can pretend to be whomever/ whatever they want to be. Join in on the fun!

         100 Ways to Play                              A Year of Play: Themed Play Ideas             

        

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