Young at Heart
Artytime’s Young at Heart project was funded by Connecting 4 You and is free to families with babies and children under 5. However, it is an invite only session due to venue size. It is essentially a meet and mingle session where families and residents of a care home can build friendships and enjoy the activities provided by Artytime each week.
The sessions include art and crafts, story time, a healthy snack and some music and rhyme, which helps the little ones with their learning, development and social skills on many levels. After all they are the heart of our future communities.
The residents enjoy seeing the children play and having a chat with parents, it really makes their day. Many of the residents are young at heart too and will lead the singing and tell stories.
If you would like to be involved in a Young at heart session please contact us. We are also on Facebook – Artytime for All.
This project has been a success and we hope to develop more sessions in the future. We are looking for more parent volunteers to run these sessions. All training and equipment is provided, along with mentoring and coaching when required.