I offer local children’s classes in several locations along the California central coast, usually for free or for a small materials fee. As an author and illustrator of kids picture books, I find these classes keep me in touch with young children and is a good marketing tool. Once a month, I send out an email newsletter to parents and to my sales/classroom outlets letting them know where and when my classes will be held and what projects I’ll be providing.
I try to develop projects that young children will enjoy and can do in an hour. With youngsters under 6 years, they probably need adult help but I usually have as part of the project something that younger children can do by themselves.
Here is a copy of my October newsletter for your information. I encourage you to see if classes like these will assist you in your marketing and in increasing your contact with kids. Contact me with any questions or suggestions. Beryl