to support the very young child's social, emotional,
intellectual, and motor development through quality arts
interactions with adults
performing arts: music, drama, and movement
props, gestures, sounds, etc.
by senior-level Wolf Trap Teaching Artists and a child
to expect in an ArtsplayTM class:
and children arrive and become familiar with the space.
Artists, parents/caregivers, and children participate
in Warm-Up activity.
Artists and children move into the Imagination Room*
while the parents/caregivers remain in the waiting area.
Artists lead children through integrated performing arts
experiences in the Imagination Room.
the end of each class, one Teaching Artist will leave
the Imagination Room and join the parents/caregivers
in the waiting area to discuss the strategies introduced
during the class and ways to extend the experiences at
Artist and children finish class and join parents/caregivers.
and children are welcome to remain and socialize in the
that parents remain in the Warm-Up space during the main
part of class. Your child will get the most out of this
program if he/she is able to develop a positive relationship
with the Teaching Artist. We believe that your child may
have a more difficult time developing a relationship with
the Teaching Artists while you are present.
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