Here’s a great post on helping children to develop creativity through artwork.
Let’s allow children to use their imagination when it comes to art. Who says that a cow can’t be purple or that the sky can’t be orange?
Think about how too often we approach art projects with children. We hold up a sample of what the end result is “supposed” to be like. Maybe in some cases this is necessary, for example in origami or where specific steps need to be followed. But let’s encourage freedom of expression. Let’s celebrate creativity.
Let’s not take one look at a child’s masterpiece and say, “What it is?” Maybe it’s not supposed to be anything in particular. A better question might be: “Tell me about your creation.”
Read on Facebook:
“Never happier than right after a trip to the library. “I got a lot of reading to do,” he says with a smile!”
Don’t you just love it!
Check out www.amazon.com; most days there is at least one of the Grandma Bubbles Books offered free in e-book format. Thanks for helping spread the work about this fun series of books for beginning readers, ages 3 to 6.
Yesteday I was babysitting three of my grandchildren. At one point I was reading a stack of books to them. The just-turned-3-year-old was sitting at my side. Throughout every book, he was constantly asking question after question. It was a little hard focusing on my reading, but I remembered that this was very typical of this age of child.
We learn by asking questions. It isn’t always the most beneficial to answer children’s question. Maybe a better way sometimes is to help them work out the answer themselves.
I went hiking with some Cub Scouts the other day. One of the leaders brought a bunch of spray bottles filled with water for all the hikers. What a great idea! Not only were they handy for cooling us off but they were loads of fun for an impromptu water fight!
For an introduction to Grandma Bubbles Books for New Readers, check out the two new videos shown on this website.
This is a lovely little website, creating a combination of nature sounds.
I have a grandson whose parents read to him since he was born. Last year he started kindergarten but was still a little reluctant to read on his own.
Maybe four months ago his family bought some baby chicks and this little grandson discovered his life ambition–to become a chicken farmer! Not only did he he love taking care of these little critters, he also discovered that there were books about chickens in the public library. He checked out every book he could find about chickens…and ducks…and goats…and every other kind of animal, especially farm animals.
He has now become an expert on chickens…and he LOVES to read! Ahhhh, the magic of reading!
This was my daughter’s Facebook most recent post:
“We took a trip to the library, the kids played in the fountains while I visited with a friend I ran into there, then we came home danced in the rain and ate watermelon slushies. After dinner we put on a horse rodeo in our basement where we were the horses and performed all sorts of tricks. Then the boys showed me a few of their very best magic tricks before I sent them to bed. Days like today help me to remember that I really do have the best job in the world.”
Can you think of a more perfect day?