By Cassie Grooms, Event Marketing Intern
It is no secret that pre-school and kindergarten aged children don’t always have the most fun at museums. They get distracted, bored, and they don’t fully understand the meaning of the exhibits. To provide a better experience for these children, the Indiana Museum of Art and Arts for Learning have an ongoing partnership together to bring an age-appropriate museum experience for these children. This program is called Toddler Art Groups, or TAG. This program allows young children to enjoy their museum experience by participating in workshops led by our professional teaching artists. Our teaching artists also participate in the Tag Along workshops where they extend the museum experience back into their classrooms.
Robin McBride Scott, an Arts for Learning professional teaching artist, had this to say about her TAG experience, “Working with the preschoolers in the TAG program at the IMA has been incredible. Seeing the creative energy the kids put out there when presented with new experiences and materials has been wonderful. Being a Teaching Artist with these kids has been an enriching and rewarding experience.”
If you’re interested in bringing an early childhood programs to your classroom, visit this page here.