Imagination and Creative Play for Kids
Imagination is the door that leads to endless possibilities. Imaginative play encourages cognitive and social development in children. Through it, kids learn creativity, how to think outside the box and be resourceful.
Without realizing it, they are learning about the world. They learn skills to manipulate materials, express themselves (both verbally and…Continue
Added by Bobbi on August 21, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Children’s imaginations can be difficult. I mean, that’s the point of it right? To come up with ideas and perspectives that other people didn’t see coming. And so the things that our children come up with can sometimes be incredible or beautiful, sometimes be shocking, sometimes be strange indeed. But what it should always be is encouraged. After all, imagination is one of those things that will become more and more important as the years go on.
But how do you do that? How do you make…Continue
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There is a phrase that echoes across every household on the weekends. It is intolerable to parents. It is ridiculous and annoying and insidious.
"Mom! I'm bored!"…
Imagine this: School is over. Your children go to their after-school sports activity or music lesson and finally comes home. They have time to play outside and get some fresh air and sunshine. At the dinner table, everyone has time to talk about their day before retiring for their separate activities for the evening. Your children go to bed on time.…Continue
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But I have to say, sometimes, I am still amazed at how quirky my kids can be. They provide me with hours of…Continue
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My life has been filled with chaos, joy, grandchildren, children, animals, students, writing intermingled with walks along the beach and hikes through the mountains. None of this has turned my life upside down like my latest endeavor! We have a wonderful conference in its 2nd year coming up this April in Minneapolis, MN. It is designed to bring creatives (musicians, artists and writers) together with brain experts and educators. I can't believe how amazing this…Continue
Added by Patricia Rose Upczak on November 4, 2014 at 11:21am — No Comments
Hi, my name is Kristen and I am a handbag junkie.
In fact, I love them SO much that I spent a very large sum of money to design and sell my own. Unfortunately, though I cherished those handbags and saw them having a unique value proposition, my business never did become profitable. I really thought it was on the brink a couple of times but we all know close only counts with horseshoes and hand grenades.
I lamented my losses for a long while (and continue to do so when I send my…Continue
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A close friend and mom to an autistic son has recently started series of creative workshops for autistic children to…Continue
Added by Katka Konecna-Rivera on July 28, 2013 at 8:46am — No Comments
The other day I tried doing a little bit of "schooling" with the Rock after a short session of Leap Frog video. I decided to lay out the Alphabet mat and familiarise him with…Continue
Added by Felicia Tan on February 3, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Who decides what is too creative? Or too little? Are there measures defined to judge how much is 'too creative' or lines and boxes that it can be fitted into? Are we looking at a future where our preschoolers go for sandpit class, learning precise co-ordination of spade with bucket and move on to postgraduate in fine arts which clearly specifies what is too creative and what is…Continue
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Sir Ken Robinson, the internationally renowned expert in the field of creativity, is a powerful spokesman for the children of our world. Governments, corporations and cultural organizations worldwide employ this visionary to change and improve the institutions and companies worldwide.
He is the author of many reports, papers and several books The Element - How…Continue
Added by Patricia Rose Upczak on February 14, 2012 at 2:50pm — No Comments
If you had a free hour… or even a free day, what would you do with it? You may imagine that you’d read all the books and magazines that have been collecting dust in your home. Or maybe you’d rent the entire season of your favorite show from Netflix and watch nine episodes in a row. Or maybe…Continue
Added by Erin Casey on September 12, 2011 at 9:53am — No Comments
Liesel Soley, a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music and Fulbright scholar in Paris, France, is a professional violinist. Soley has…
Added by Mayra Calvani on August 22, 2011 at 10:18am — No Comments
Dare to be yourself!
Dare to be free!
This is the premise of Liesel Soley's inspiring children's picture book, Can You Be an Artist?
Freddie, Honey and Bae are so different culturally speaking, yet they're so alike at the same time.…Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on August 3, 2011 at 5:34am — No Comments
When your kids are eerily quiet for any extended period of time, nine times out of ten it's because they're trying to burn your house down. But every once in a blue moon, the stars all align, and the pip squeaks somehow actually manage to..... *gasp*..... play quite nicely together. Sure, you might have to pay them for that momentary bit of peace and quiet, but we…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 26, 2011 at 11:16am — No Comments
When talking with any sane adult, one can reasonably expect a conversation consisting of a chain of statements stemming from a comparatively small bank of possibilities. One might not know, for example, exactly how one’s colleague will respond to a business proposal, but rest assured he most likely…
I just stumbled across a link to the destined-to-be-viral Grand Rapids LipDub of Don McLean's American Pie.(An article about why 3,000+ people came out to make this video, here.)
Anyhow, I'm not moved to watch YouTube videos and clips…
Added by Jeanine Ertl on May 29, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments