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Alice's Patchwork

Alice recently sewed this lovely patchwork, aided and encouraged by Granny, and how gorgeous it is!

How Do Children Learn To Be Inventors?

I will never forget my first blue tool box that my Daddy gave me when I was a little girl. He bought me a hammer and some nails too. 775 more words

Family Life


Elementary school age children often begin to experience frustration with their artistic ability.  Their visual perception of the world grows keener and they become more conscious of not being able to “make it look right” Often, well-meaning adults add to this frustration Comments like, “There is no such thing as a polka dot person, or “that’s just scribble scrabble, draw something good,” or, “I’ll just do it for you.” 342 more words

Art Classes For Children

A Thought for Thursday: Children Need to Know We Value Their Ideas

This article of mine originally appeared in Creativity Portal in November 2010.

Children Need to Know We Value Their Ideas 721 more words

Preschool Music

A Pre-Schooler's Guide to Creative Living

Would you like to meet a true individual? Let me introduce you. . .

Her name is Lyla, and she is a singer. If she making her own introductions, she would say that very thing: “I’m Lyla, and I’m a singer!” She is only three (well, nearly four), but she knows precisely who she is and what she loves. 395 more words

Bright Ideas

My New Book's Introduction

In our society, it seems that when people think of a gifted child, they primarily think that person is a high-achiever. They look for characteristics such as: good manners, a respect for authority, a desire to please his/her teachers, know the answers, do his/her homework, and strive for straight A grades. 635 more words