The event was held in Gymboree Shangri-La. E is a Gymboree regular and happily, the event was facilitated by someone he was familiar with – his Art teacher – Teacher Rain. Meanwhile, since N loves art and craft, she excitedly got to work on the materials laid out.
|coloring Gymbo with Crayola|
We have boxes of crayons at home and since N was already in the creative phase, E started early. Of course, parents will always worry about their kids eating the crayons. Amspec emphasized that with their products, parents have one less thing to worry about because the pigments used for their products have passed the European EN 71.3 testing. Further, even the labels of the crayons are made from non-toxic inks, which are soya inks. Of course, we still watch E and luckily, he learned early on that crayons are for coloring and not for eating 🙂
|the kids and their work|
|Mr. Wood and Tina|
What’s so special about the T-Pencil? Amspec emphasized that all raw materials used for T-Pencil – from its cedar wood, lacquer, rubber, ferrules or metal parts – are tested to ensure the absence of toxic elements. Further, the graphite core (or what we call lead, but is not really lead) is consistently centered. This graphite core is glued to the wood from end to end – not just in spots, which ensures that the tip doesn’t break easily when being sharpened. That is my pet peeve when buying cheap pencils – you end up wasting time, sharpening until the very end, without finding a usable tip.
Of course, an event in Gymboree won’t be complete without their signature activities – story telling, singing. Since E is a regular, he was familiar with Teacher Rain and spent the afternoon trying to get her attention. Heehee!
|Story telling activity|
I was amazed by the multitude and variety of Crayola products now locally available. Since this was their event, they made sure that they had a display showcasing their products, which made shopping very easy! 😉
|N was in arts and crafts heaven!|
Did you grow up with Crayola? What were your favorite products? What products are you currently using with your own kids?