June 17, 2014

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The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum may be closed until its grand re-opening in December, but there are still tons of fun programs for kids running all summer!

On Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 10am the Cooper Hewitt Toddler Program presents Design Tales for preschoolers ages 2-5. This engaging workshop teaches design basics through interactive reading sessions with design based books. Led by a museum educator, tiny designers will participate in activities that inspire artistic visualization and creative play.  

On Tuesday and Thursday, June 24 and 26, 2014, the Toddler Program will venture to Cooper Hewitt's own innovativeImagination Playground. From 10-11am children are invited to take advantage of this unique space for imagination and creativity.

On Saturday, June 28th, 2014, Design Kids, for school children ages 5-12, will host a Couture Sockett® puppet making workshop with Tigercandy Arts Studio.  These colorful creatures made from socks and felt stimulate imagination whether your little artist creates an animal we all know or something totally fantastical.

All events are free and will take place at the Cooper Hewitt Design Center located at 111 Central Park North in New York City. Design Kids and Design Kids Toddler Program are both made possible by Target.