Summer and sensory play! They just go together. I love that the warm weather means those of us with mess aversions can breathe a little easier by taking it all outside! Sensory play is at its best outdoors where kids can engage all of their senses. In the past few weeks, my go-to activity when sibling […]
Written by MaryAnn F. Kohl, Author of 25 Children’s Art Activity Books Do you go on high alert when someone says, “I’ve been thinking!”? Do you wonder what they will say next? Well, now it’s my turn to say, “I’ve been thinking….” …and I really have! I’ve been thinking about what key factors form the […]
I am proud and excited to announce that my new online course is open for enrollment! It’s called Artful Parenting 101 and is a 10-week eCourse for parents and caregivers (of children ages 2-10) who want to lay a strong creative foundation for their families. ARTFUL PARENTING 101 An Online Course for Parents Wanting to […]
Today I’m interviewing my friend Jeanette Nyberg from Craftwhack about children’s creativity, drawing games for kids, and her brand new kids’ art book Tangle Art & Drawing Games for Kids (I shared some of the fun activities we did from it in my post yesterday). Heads Up :: I’m giving away five copies of her new book at the end of […]
Fostering creativity, arguably the most important skill for the next generation, begins at home. Here are 5 Ways You Can Encourage Your Kids Creativity Today 1. Set out paper that is much smaller than usual or much larger than usual. And pair it with a pencil or some paints. 2. Cut a hole through the […]
Heather Cahoon, mom and children’s book author/illustrator, talks about cultivating children’s creativity in an interview. Heather blogs at wordplayhouse and sells her own designs in her shop you make do.
Children with high self-efficacy know that they can be successful at a variety of tasks. This increases their willingness to experiment and their creativity.
After my post (and mini rant) about hand turkeys, I was somewhat surprised when Maia drew a completely different kind of turkey yesterday afternoon. So now I feel a bit foolish about getting so worked up about the hand turkeys, especially since she’s now drawn three completely different kinds of turkeys in the last week […]