We recently have some guests over and took them visit the Getty Center Museum. I love that the admission to the Getty is free and that you only have to pay for parking at $15. And after 5:00 pm which was the time we went, parking was $10. We normally visit the family room where Cyrille gets to explore the different sections of the room and make a project. She loves to sit on the bed and read a book. She said this makes her feel like a princess.
But during this visit we discovered The Sketching Gallery. This is on the second floor above the family room. Its geared towards an older age group mostly artists who practice sketching from the artwork on the wall. But a few know that they welcome children to sketch as well. They will give you a huge clipboard with sketching paper and supplies you may need to create your work and they are all free to use. After you have finished, they will stamp your work with Made at the Getty Center and roll them up nicely to take home. I am posting her pictures at work below and her finished product. Its a great activity to channel your child's creativity and to get motivation by looking at or copying other people at work. I mostly sat watching her and cheering her on.
Hi! This blog is inspired by my daughter Cyrille. At 18 months, she was diagnosed with speech and developmental delay. She was enrolled in the early intervention program which helped her tremendously. Learning from her therapists and on a budget, I had to find cheap ways to help her improve. Now at 3.5 years old, we still have a long way to go. So whether its things to do, places to go, or anything that would be a conversation starter for us I am all for it. I just have to keep everything on a budget.