What's Happening Here?

Forty Carrots Family Center

BY SRQ DAILY FRESHLY SQUEEZED CONTENT EVERY MORNING THURSDAY MAY 28, 2015

It looks like I am playing, but I am utilizing my fine motor skills and creativity. When I paint, I am able to plan ahead, practice skills and learn about how large ideas can be broken into smaller tasks. I also learn that sometimes things turn out differently than planned, and grow an appreciation of different styles and approaches. I am developing my creativity and problem solving skills, as well as independence and responsibility. When my creations are displayed, I feel a sense of pride and accomplishment that help me develop a sense of self and become more confident.  Experiences with art enrich my vocabulary, particularly learning new adjectives and other descriptive words. When I create, I am able to express myself in different ways and sometimes convey feelings that I am otherwise not quite ready or able to share. All of these skills will benefit me as I grow older, and I may eventually decide to become an artist, illustrator or designer. 

The early childhood education programs provided by Forty Carrots Family Center are designed to provide children with the skills they need start off on the right foot. Experiencing the world through exploration and play encourages healthy brain development, critical social skills and responsible behavior. By providing opportunities for children to play alongside their parents through programs like Partners in Play, Forty Carrots nurtures the whole family for a lifetime of learning and positive relationships. 

For more information about the programs and early childhood learning opportunities at Forty Carrots, contact Parenting Program Director, Christina Rodrigues.

Forty Carrots Family Center is a 2015 SRQ Story Project partner and the featured non-profit organization this May. To learn more about the numerous education and outreach programs provided by Forty Carrots, visit them online at FortyCarrots.org or call (941) 365-7716. 

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