Staff members support children’s natural curiosity by organizing activities that encourage investigation, exploration, and educational play
About This Deal
Choose Between Two Options
- $305 for four weeks of toddler care for one child age 18 months to 3 years ($616 value)
- $285 for four weeks of preschool for one child age 3–5 years ($572 value)
During toddler classes, staff members teach youngsters to begin recognizing shapes, colors, and numbers while improving large motor skills. Preschool programs begin incorporating games, arts and crafts, and engaging group events intended to to strengthen understandings of concepts such as reading calendars, writing, and the importance of social skills.
Four Things to Know About Crayons
Coloring with crayons helps kids identify colors while working on their fine-motor skills. Check out Groupon’s guide to these educational art materials.
1. The first crayons cost less than 1 cent each. The first boxes of Crayola crayons sold in 1903 cost a nickel. Each box contained eight colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, brown, and black. As of 2014, Crayola makes a total of 120 colors, including 23 varieties of red alone.
2. They have a distinct smell. According to a Yale study, crayons are the 18th most recognizable smell to American adults. Topping the list: coffee and peanut butter.
3. Sure, you can eat them. Just as the crayons themselves are nontoxic, Crayola’s paper labels use a glue made from cornstarch and water, making them safe—though not advisable—to consume. Before the company used machines to apply the labels, local farmers used to do it by hand as a way to supplement their income during the winter.
4. Crayons are a national treasure. In 1958, Crayola wowed the coloring world with a box of 64 colors as well as a built-in crayon sharpener—an innovation that earned it a place in the National Museum of American History, right next to the original draft of the Constitution scrawled in magic marker.