Young Audiences of Louisiana Baby Artsplay!™ at the Museum
Presented by The Helis Foundation
Young Audiences of Louisiana (YALA) in partnership with The Helis Foundation expanded their successful early learning program, Baby Artsplay!™, to eight cultural institutions across the city of New Orleans. Beginning in the spring of 2017, Baby Artsplay!™ was offered as a series of six free 30-minute workshops held weekly to engage young children ages 12-24 months and their caregivers in research-based performing arts experiences that support their cognitive, physical, and social development. The Louisiana Wolf Trap Baby Artsplay!™ teaching method taps into children’s innate desire for active, multi-sensory learning through purposeful singing, dancing, and movement.
Free Baby Artsplay!™ workshops presented by The Helis Foundation have been held at New Orleans Healing Center, Hermann-Grima House, The George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Ashé Cultural Arts Center, Longue Vue House and Gardens, Newcomb Art Museum, as well as at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), where Baby Artsplay!™ workshops have been conducted since 2015.
Baby Artsplay!™ provides engaging activities designed to instruct parents, caregivers, and early childhood teachers in how to use the arts at home, school, and daycare to promote early learning. The 30-minute workshops allow children to explore, observe and investigate their world and the museum through song, dance and movement experiences.