This signature family activity of Shanghai Children’s Art Theatre has became Shanghai's one and only large scale car boot sale dedicated only to children. Each family arrives at the parking lot of the theatre with goods in the boot of their car. They open their car boot, set up DIY signs, hang up decorations, change into cotumes and start to sell their items. Children become merchants and parents are their assistants. Families transform car boots into stalls and sell either DIY or second hand children's items . The auction part of the activity allows children to sell their items to other people on stage and to participate in “real” auctions.Everyone involved in SHCAH Market finds them huge fun, especially the children. By participating in SHCAT Market, Children learn to bargain, do bookkeeping, understand how auction works and get the chance to dress up as they like. Also, SHCAT enables children to cultivate diligence and frugality and understand the role of a merchant. It is absolutely a unique experience for all children. SHCAT Market is held on a monthly basis. It is well-received and warmly welcomed by both children and parents in the community.
Super Dad Club is a nonprofit parenting program initiated by the Shanghai Children’s Art Theatre for the purpose of enhancing the relationships between fathers and their children. A team of professional athletic trainers has specially designed for this program exercises and games that are attractive to children. Under their supervision, these activities encourage fathers to interact with their children, to spread the idea of family exercise and to cultivate an active and healthy family lifestyle.
Following the success of Super Dad Club, Super Mom Club is another public parenting activities together with their children. Specialists in their individual fields are invited to lead the mothers and children to create art works together and share in the fun of working together.Parenting activities include DIY artworks,scientific experiments,storytelling sessions, bakery workshops, to name just a few. We also invite talents specialized in parenting to share their experiences with moms on ways to raise their children. Making things with their mothers will improve a child's hands on abilities, more importantly children can share in the magic of creating something with their moms. Through their interactions, children will learn to respect their mom's creative abilities, and see them as their 'Super Mom'. At the same time, Super Mom Club creates an opportunity for mothers to share with each other their experiences with regard to parenting and education.