Given, again, some concerns with ongoing health issues, we are making a slow move to regular hours. In the meantime, we will continue to serve small pod-like groups, families, birthday and other groups, by emailing and setting up a time.
Our BIG NEWS is the coordination with the MN Reggio Network to better organize and set up the recycled materials in our back project space... Loose Parts Laboratory Materials Center!
Folks interested in our early learning concepts found in the family project space will now be able to easily find materials to support and extend those ideas! Understanding the importance of incorporating a sound environmental learning view is central to the the mission of Belle's ToolBox. Reusing "trash" or "junk" or "beautiful stuff" can not only give opportunity for play and learning, but also reduces the amount of materials we buy from the store to fulfill those needs. The Loose Parts Lab hopes to be open one Saturday a month and an additional afternoon or evening... more to come!
So, friends - old and new - keep Belle's ToolBox in mind as a unique experience and, as ever, plant peas along the way!