We’re so excited for our third annual Toddler Takeover coming up June 3-5! Hope you’ve got your tickets (but if not, you can order them here at http://my.alliancetheatre.org/subscription/packages.aspx?k=2967)! This one-of-a-kind experience is aimed at children from birth through five years old. Toddler Takeover 2016 features performances of six original productions of the Alliance Theatre for the Very Young, the return of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Music for the Very Young, infant and toddler tours, art-making at the High Museum of Art, and much more.

At the High Museum, children can learn about the natural world around them from Eric Carle films featuring The Very Hungry Caterpillar; Papa, Please Get the Moon for MeThe Very Quiet Cricket and more!

We’ll have one of our most engaging storytellers at the High to bring your favorite Eric Carle stories to life. Expect movement, props, and audience participation!

We’re also launching our first Infant Tour–a new in-gallery workshop for infants who are fifteen months and younger with their caregivers. For babies’ earliest encounters with art, we emphasize constructing meaning, identifying works of art that they will be responsive to, and creating connections through tactile components. This program is about starting a one-on-one conversation between caregiver and child and developing a dialogue with art—something that will hopefully last a lifetime!

Our popular Toddler Tour is aimed at children from fifteen months to three years old with their caregivers. Building on budding imaginations, we’ll use dance and drama-based strategies to interpret works of art and learn about museums.

Get inspired by I See a Story: The Art of Eric Carle, and then get creative with your family in our workshop. High Museum teaching artists will lead drop-in art-making classes where you can learn monoprinting!

You can’t miss Tiovivo: Whimsical Sculptures by Jaime Hayon, out on the Sifly Piazza! Experience Over the Moon–a performance inspired by Tiovivo just for families with little ones by Atlanta-based choreographer and the director of Skwhirlhaus Kids, Maryn Whitmore.

Alliance Theatre for Youth and Families and Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young ticketed performances include Babies in Space!, Roob and Noob, From Head to Toe, Little Raindrop Songs, Play the Play with Cat the Cat, The Lizard & El Sol, Waiting for Balloon, and Pancakes, Pancakes! The Alliance Theatre will also present Lil Yogis – Yoga Classes for the Very Young; Parents and Tots Workshops; Family Storytelling Workshops; and Sew Me a Story Workshops where children can practice the art of costume creation by sewing pieces inspired by the stories of Eric Carle.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will feature it’s popular hands-on Music Discovery Zone where children can have tons of fun exploring how to create their very own melodies with large, interactive pianos and other fun instruments. The ASO will also present Music for the Very Young: Peter and the Wolf, an engaging program featuring a small ensemble of live musicians who fill the room with music and stories and laughter.

We hope to see you at the Woodruff Arts Center soon!