Susan’s book helped me to understand the importance of scribbling and the stages of scribbling. She convinced me that using one color at a time (each color for a length of time) is best for a young child. Children are more focused on the process, not the product of art.
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Unschooling (Child-Led Learning)
In the spirit of creating awareness about the importance of art in our lives and our culture, and fostering a positive art experience for our children, it is helpful to learn about the paths of people who live their creativity and share their stories with our children.
When is my Child Ready to Learn Music? Perhaps being formally educated in music puts people like myself in a strange position when considering how and when to begin music education for our children. We feel more internal pressure to “teach” our children music, perhaps […]
Natural Inquirer is a free magazine for kids of varying ages. Simply setup an account with mailing address and select what issues you want mailed to you. There are series for three different age ranges: Pre-K through 2nd grade, Upper Elementary and Middle School and […]
Art, and the freedom of expression that this medium provides, is too profound to lose because a child needs help finding their voice in their art. In the same way that children need us to model pretend play, or help them put together a puzzle or read to them before they can read; we need to actively show them how to incorporate creative art in their play so they can see more possibilities in their own expression.
One of the many wonderful suggestions from Let’s Play Math by Denise Gaskins is to get wooden pattern blocks or tangram blocks. Pattern blocks are a great way to introduce young children to shapes and how they can be decomposed into smaller shapes. It is a […]