Williamstown, NJ (PRWEB) February 23, 2008
New stuffed animal building workshops from http://www.NoahsArkBearWorkshop.com allow children to stuff and fluff their own animals at birthday parties, daycares, camps, churches and Girl Scout gatherings. Site offers demonstrations, birthday club, gifts to "goah" and more.
The French philosopher Gaston Bachelard once said, "Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event." One woman, Olympia Alfonso, agrees wholeheartedly with Bachelard, and is offering a unique service that will fill children with wonderful memories they can remember fondly for the rest of their lives.
Her company, listed at http://www.NoahsArkBearWorkshop.com, provides an inventive service to children by offering them the chance to stuff their own teddy bears and monkeys in their favorite safe place in the whole wide world -- their home. The service is designed to fill birthday parties, social events -- or just plain rainy days -- with exciting and engaging activities that give kids something to do while simultaneously creating a new fuzzy friend they'll be able to visit with for the rest of their lives. The "workshops," as they are called, come at an affordable price and even offer the entertainment services of a large and loveable monkey mascot.
"Each animal is unique to the child once it's finished," explains Alfonso. "Every child places a star inside of their new friend's heart and wishes upon it so they can keep it near and dear forever." The concept has been catching on; Alfonso has been able to expand her workshops to various mediums such as libraries, fundraisers, daycares and churches, which have made sure she keeps very busy. They've in fact become so popular, Alfonso's workshops even focus on specific holidays and causes, such as St. Patrick's Day, Valentine's Day, weddings, proms, and the ongoing fight against breast cancer.
"What could be more fun than working with kids?" asks Alfonso. "I love watching their animated, energetic, and spirited little personalities accomplish a task and light up their faces with laughter." Having spent over 26 years as a resident nurse, Alfonso understands the capability hands-on learning can have in synchronizing a child's vision, touch, movement and cognition. By encouraging children to perform tasks such as grasping, digging, stuffing, zippering and dressing using manipulative play, her workshops stimulate fine motor development and boost coordination skills -- a feat many pediatricians and parents would agree is quite complex. To further a sense of confidence and build beauty from the inside, Alfonso also hosts Bella Bee Workshops, a program designed for girls 8-12 years of age that teaches character building techniques such as truthfulness, friendship and trust.
Originally inspired by her niece Jenn DeAngelis, Alfonso chose Noah's Ark Animal Workshop an extra way to earn money while still maintaining the availability to care for her family. Now, her personal business has taken off. "I can't believe you can call this work," jokes Alfonso. "I find myself enthusiastic and passionate about what I do, and in return that pleases and satisfies the customers I come in contact with!" She is currently recruiting more members to become part of the Noah's Ark Animal Workshop business and encourages anyone in the U.S. or Canada to contact her.
Noah's Ark Bear Workshop
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