WE ENGAGE CHILDREN IN FULL BODY AND MIND LEARNING -- FROM BLOCK BUILDING, CREATING ART, DJING + DANCING TO BMXING -- BLOCKS, TRUCKS + ART MOTIVATES AND EXCITES CHILDREN FROM AGES 3-13 INSIDE AND AROUND AN 18-WHEELER.
Blocks, Trucks + Art is a progressive education initiative aimed at children of all ages. Our mission is to tap into all aspects of the developing child: social-emotional, creative, cognitive + physical.
The program is not only an enriching experience that children love, they also develop skills, such as creative thinking, collaboration, problem solving, and spatial awareness that they could use back in the classroom and in everyday life.
Blocks, Trucks + Art currently runs its program at Hayground Camp in July + August, but we do offer some after camp BMX Sessions and one-on-one tutoring to non campers.
Blocks, Trucks + Art needs your help so we can bring our program on the road this year. We plan to bring our truck and programing to schools nation wide in the near future, starting in NYC this Fall...
More about the program...
BTA anchors the work with our youngest learners in the realm of block play. Blocks are the simple yet dynamic material used in early childhood settings around the world. Blocks provide the opportunity for young children to better understand the world around them. During block play, children are expressing their thinking, pondering questions, collaborating with their peers -- essential components in becoming confident, critical thinkers.
Blocks, Trucks + Art's bike sessions involve kids riding on a outdoor dirt pump track as well as skateparks. Bicycling supports gross motor skills, teaches perseverance, promotes physicality, in addition to learning fun tricks and basic bike mechanics.
Who is our bike program for? Any child who can ride a two-wheeler, over the age of 7. No previous experience is required. (Girls are strongly encouraged!)
What do we teach during our sessions? Entry level tricks, team camaraderie, maintaining the dirt pump track, and basic bicycle maintenance.
Why BMX? Learning to ride BMX helps children build core strength, balance, and boosts confidence. We aim to get kids off their devices, setting goals, and exerting energy in positive ways.
Blocks, Trucks + Art integrates various open-ended materials into the program (in addition to the blocks). Paint, clay, and paper are offered to extend children's thinking about their block structures. In addition, BTA hosts various professional working artists to inspire and work alongside the children.