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Jun 14, 2013

Help Raising Astoria Create A New Learning Lab

Our good friends at Raising Astoria are looking to raise funds to improve their already awesome play space & classroom by adding an infant & toddler learning lab. A bit (…)

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Our good friends at Raising Astoria are looking to raise funds to improve their already awesome play space & classroom by adding an infant & toddler learning lab. A bit more from Kim & Laurie:
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Raising Astoria (www.raisingastoria.com) is trying to raise the bar once again… by generating funds to enhance and improve their children’s playspace by adding a sensory play-wall, an awesome light table allowing future artists to experiment with light and color, and much more.  The SmallKnot campaign allows community members the chance to contribute to this project, and in exchange, they receive greatly discounted services, such as unlimited children’s classes, “Bagels and Coffee Party” for themselves and their friends, and party space rental for birthday parties (with an hour of professional photography by Alexographer.com) and more.  Raising Astoria is excited to work with such a diverse and supportive community of parents to build this playspace for the current and future children of Astoria and Queens! Contributions can also be made without an exchange – but a big THANK YOU from everyone.

We have studied museums throughout NYC and Chicago, and have studied the design of early childhood centers, and will attempt to approximate the wonder and whimsy of these spaces on a micro-scale. Part of our mission is to maintain reasonable rates of admission, so that we can serve neighborhood parents who need a place they can come to enjoy play-based learning with their children. As local parents, we both know that very young children are often overlooked when it comes to local outdoor playspaces, which are often geared towards older children. These funds will help us develop a gorgeous, green, educational play area, specifically designed for the youngest and smallest members of our community.

Some of our planned features include: a tactile/sensory wall designed for children ages 0-4; a light table for artistic play; large cushions for quiet time, reading, and cuddling; a water/sand table for open-ended play with children’s favorite substances, and of course, inspired and inspiring toys and books.

More details can be found at: www.smallknot.com/raising-astoria

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