Public and private entities announce workshops for children

Parents who want to provide their children with something more than hanging around the house playing video games have an option.

Public and private entities have summer workshops until school resumes again next month.

The public workshops include a number sponsored by entities within the Ministerio de Cultura y Juventud,

For example, the Museo Nacional lists 19 workshops ranging from how to make a pre-Columbian pot to karate and the study of bats.

A complete list is on the museum Web site.

Parque La Libertad in Desamparados (2276-9400) also has a series of workshops for youngsters from Jan 13 to 31.

So does the Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo. (2257-7202) and the Centro Cultural José Figueres Ferrer (2447-2178).

Alianza Francesa said it is running workshops for youngsters and adults through Feb. 7. Children as young as 6 are invited. The workshops stimulate creative thinking and also teach French, the organization said.

For adults there is a four-week intensive French course and one to stress pronunciation in the language.

The Museo de los Niños and Parque Bolívar also have announced vacation programs for kids.

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