Having been the owner of The Beadoir Inc. for over 18 years, I have seen some negative changes over the past few years. I am wondering how to correct them. I was very disappointed in the closing of the BumbleBug, art classes and activities for children. Without all the particulars I can't comment on the why of it, but I perceive it as a loss for the community and the arts in general.
Whereas my store always attracted an older clientele, I could always count on a significant number of parents and their children coming in before holidays or birthdays to create a handmade present. Is it really true that sitting in front of the ipad or Android, texting away, is a significant part of the problem.
Parents, please get your young ones into doing activities that aid their eye/hand coordination, creative skills and even math skills.
All responses welcome
Linda E. Goldberg