Monday, January 24, 2011

Children's Museum of Art in Manhattan

There is this fabulous art museum in Manhattan that is directed to children and developing their sense of art--by hands-on activity.

It was all about child creativity.  The building was full of stations for children to make art. There was a paper folding station, beading station, flubber station, paint with watercolors, paint with paint in bottles, paint with a marble in a big long box, play dough, foam blocks and the kid's personal favorite the yoga ball pit.  Just a note, the kids need to eat before and right after. All the creative juices demand more energy (it will save you a grouchy kid).  It is geared for kids 2.5 to 9 or 10 (unless they love, love, love art--then they'll love it more).