You’re never too little to learn! From babies to preschoolers, Plano Public Library offers a variety of early learning programs designed to help caregivers and children interact, learn and grow together. Join us this spring as we explore art with little learners.
Art activities have many early learning benefits. Creating and exploring together helps your child build fine motor skills and dexterity, important as they get ready to write. At the library we focus on process art, which encourages children to explore and create at their own pace, rather than follow a model. This type of exploration encourages decision-making, problem-solving and safe risk-taking. All these skills help build your child’s confidence and creativity engaging with the world. Art also introduces science skills, like color mixing, and math skills, like shapes, comparisons and spatial relations. As you talk with your child about their art and creative process, you’re encouraging self-expression and language skills, too.
Keep reading to see our upcoming art programs. For ticketed programs, please visit the desk 30 minutes prior to the program to guarantee your space.
Ages 0-18 Months
Baby Picasso (Ticketed)
Saturday, March 19 at 10:30 a.m. | Schimelpfenig Library
Monday, April 11 at 11 a.m. | Haggard Library
Did you know doing artwork with your baby is good for their motor and cognitive development? Explore the benefits of doing art with your child! Wear clothing that is paint and mess-friendly.
Ages 18-36 Months
Mini Monet (Ticketed)
Saturday, March 26 at 10:30 a.m. | Schimelpfenig Library
Wednesday, April 13 at 10:30 a.m. | Parr Library
Calling all toddler artists! Explore the benefits of doing art activities with your toddler to encourage their motor and cognitive development. Wear clothing that is paint and mess-friendly.
Ages 2-5 Years
Playdough Playdate (Ticketed)
Wednesday, April 6 at 10:30 a.m. | Parr Library
Explore the benefits of playing with playdough. Learn early literacy skills and have fun creating.
Ages 3-5 Years
Art Start (Ticketed)
Monday, March 21 at 11 a.m. | Haggard Library
Saturday, April 16 at 10:30 a.m. | Schimelpfenig Library
Stories to inspire your little artist followed by a different hands-on activity each session. Things may get messy! Smocks and materials provided.
Color Camp (Come and Go)
Thursday, April 7 at 10 a.m. | Harrington Library
Get to know the rainbow with hands-on activities designed for young learners! Learn about color science through sensory exploration.
In addition to our early learning programs, we also offer weekly storytimes for all ages. If you can’t make it to these programs, be sure to check our website and program calendar for other upcoming programs. You can also sign up for our newsletter to have updates delivered right to your inbox, or check out more early learning resources here on the blog.