Why do you think art is important for children? And why is it important to encourage their creativity? Just asking you to help me think through the answers to these questions and to consider viewpoints that might not occur to me. So, please share your thoughts on the subject — short and concise or long […]
Archives for June 2010
We have a new favorite book in the house. The Monster Princess arrived last week and was read three times the first day, two the next, and continues to be read at least a couple of times a day. This book isn’t even out yet, not until early August. Someone at Simon and Schuster has […]
Clay Day is an annual, free event at our Folk Art Center and is just wonderful for kids. We went last year and loved it so much we marked our calendar as soon as we heard about it this year. The vase above is one that Maia glazed herself (the vase was pre-made). She is […]
Children can make beautiful melted crayon art stained glass with simple tools and materials.
We’ve started three of the children’s garden ideas from the list I made last week: a garden loom, concrete stepping stones, and garden wish flags. I’m loving how fun the garden is feeling now! I’m behind in planting the veggies — I only just now put in the tomatoes, squash, peppers, etc — but I […]
An art psychotherapist who is currently staying at home with her young daughter, Jen Berlingo blogs about children’s art at Paint Cut Paste. Join me in getting to know her and make sure to read her tips for talking with children about their art. ***Note: Readers will have a chance to win a set of […]