Moving to a new city is always scary. Leaving your friends and family behind, and starting all over again, making new friends is hard. But that’s only one bad side. With the move to Sacramento, my family and I are exposed to so much more places to discover in our new area. Sacramento’s midtown is one of our favorite places. This past afternoon the kids and I were casually walking around Midtown, and a little bit of Downtown Sacramento. As we learn familiarize ourselves with the city, we came across this fantastic art studio called Art Beast located on K St.
2226 K St.
Sacramento, ca 95816
Parent TIP: When exploring the town, where lots of walking in involved, bring out the kick scooters for the kids!
Balance and direction helps improve coordination and can be use at any age, but particularly when kids are young and learning out to balance their weight. Both my children already know how to ride a bike, but I always keep the scooters in the car, just for our city exploring. (which is all the time/every weekend)
++Gross and Fine Motor Skills++
While opening up doors to exploration, creativity and learning, scooters help develop both sets of motor skills kids need everyday. Scooters must be transported to a place of play, perhaps assembled. Maneuvered properly, and can even be used as a centerpiece for imaginary play…….Going down a steep hill.
I’m all about indoor place places that don’t include a trampoline or jumpy houses!!! ArtBeast let’s your children explore three levels of fun play places. I came in on a weekday afternoon around 3:30 and admission was $8 for all 3 of us (my two boys ages 6 &9).
ArtBeast is a space filled with active play (indoor and out), creative art space with activities set for you at the table, arts & crafts stocked with rolling pads and open paint jars, to a baby and toddler corners with padding and soft toys.
Developmental toys, dolls and dollhouses bring ArtBeast to life, as this business creates rooms of exploration. It caters from 0-12 months, all the way up to 5-7years. 8 years and up, with your child is respectful or has a sibling, and knows how to play well near young children.
I’ve been to similar play places in Berkeley (Studio Grow) that were the same. Some may think that the $8 admission fee is kind’ve expensive, but for being able to come in and out as many times as you want throughout the day (until closing) I’ll def take it.
Fan Of ArtBeast:
+++UNLIMITED ART SUPPLIES TO HAVE YOUR CREATIVE JUICES FLOW
++++OUTDOOR PLAY SPACE
…I CAN GO ON…
This place is awesome.
ArtBeast aims also toward many types of skills for you to highlight:
From a simple standing double sided kid-sized art easel, there’s little waiting for the next art piece as there’s a wide paper roll clipped and ready!
Easels, as well as white boards/chalk boards, are recommended for building fine motor skills and proper pencil grip — (great for writing beginners!)
Exploring musical sounds (downstairs with the instruments, guitar wall, piano, and wash board,) can honestly, start a solo career. Just enjoy exploring musical sounds! Watch out Bruno Mars, kids at ArtBeast can join you on tour with their tambourine, cymbals, maracas, clackers and a triangle! Strike up a band and play with all the cool instruments!
Pattern blocks, PVC pipes, magnets, and legos! Kids need to explore shapes, and colors hands-on. Matching, and mosaics — connecting, building, all gorgeous ways for kids to develop fine motor skills. Rotate, manipulate, and create!
So many ideas to spark the imagination!
Soft pillow furry friends rule our children’s rooms. Multi-colored plush toys inspire endless creativity. These furry friends are the catalyst for imaginary adventures. ArtBeast as a room with a shelf of furry friends. Let’s now forget as parents that these plush simple toys are not just a centerpiece in the room, but also friends to our children.
Constructive playtime awaits at ArtBeast with exciting blocks, magnet wall puzzles, shapes, and work vehicle play. Just a few steps away is the indoor sandbox, and craft area where your children can enjoy a craft activity with paint, brush, and glue. Rinestones, stickers, and anything press-on art help with fine motor skills. Grab a pair of scissors with your mommy,and cut multi-colored large or small construction paper ready at hand.
Imagination & Large Motor
Real life play areas, such as this outdoor kitchen display — kids can reach inside, and out, serving up “sand” soup, or what my son made was lasagna. Serve imaginary food to your new friends you meet at the ArtBeast. Reach, pull, storage, pull apart all the supplies provided in the outdoor kitchen.
The wooden kitchen comes stocked with plenty of play pieces, so kids can make and serve everything.
The concept at ArtBeast is awesome. You and your child are free to explore, from musical instruments, a dramatic play stage and puppets downstairs, to the 2nd floor of art and crafts, clay, and paint, to a cozy room with more imagination!
Nowa days our overscheduled and overstimulated children need to start using their imaginations. ArtBeast creates the space for you and your child to inspire open-ended thinking and encourage kids to see the fun alternatives then just the screen.
LOVE LOVE LOVE the ArtBeast.
Check out more of my Sacramento discoveries on my Sacramento Page of my blog!