With the summer season in full swing, children’s thoughts turn to outside play, fun at the local park and playing with friends. As parents, our thoughts are on ways to keep our children occupied and happy throughout the summer which is often easier said than done. We have to plan activities, help them create art projects and plan summertime parties for them and their friends. From birthday parties and holiday parties, to beginning of summer parties and back to school parties, the summer season can be very busy for parents.
Here we are again at the end of another school year. While children are eagerly anticipating summertime fun and everything they are planning to do this summer, parents are making last minute schedule adjustments, finding suitable daycare and creating scrapbooks to preserve the memories of yet another successful school year.
Many kids today are being misdiagnosed with learning and attention disorders while doctors and parents might be missing the underlying cause of those disorders in the first place. Most children will act and respond according to their environment and, when given the attention and motivation they need, can develop the positive self-esteem they need to succeed. But they can’t do it on their own, they need parents and teachers to empower them.
It is a well-known fact that kids love to make art. They will draw, colour, paint and sketch on just about anything they can find. And from a very young age, kids are incredibly proud of their works of art, even if we aren’t quite sure which end is up or if what looks to be a giraffe is really a giraffe and not a bouquet of spring flowers. Whatever it is your child is creating this week, why not turn it into a customizable gift that they can give to their grandparents, a teacher or just keep for themselves?
As parents, we do our best to encourage our children to immerse themselves in craft time and to show off their creativity with each masterpiece they create. Children love to draw and create new and exciting works of art and sometimes they might love it so much that we end up with an overabundance of their artwork. This leaves us looking for new and innovative ways to store their art. Whether we display it on the wall, or store them in craft bins as colourful keepsakes, storing our kids’ art can become challenging.
If this sounds familiar to you, keep reading as we share some simple tips that will help you store your child’s art, preserving it for them to look back on as they grow older.
The New Year is closing in on us as many people finish up their holiday shopping and start making their New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, eat right maybe even take more time off from work. Instead of making the same resolutions year after year, why not try something different this year? This year, instead of resolving to get in shape, how about we make the New Year about adding more art and cultural enrichment in our children’s lives.
The Christmas holiday is almost upon us and children all over the world are already creating their wish lists while some parents bemoan the holidays as the anxiety of Christmas gift giving, family dinners with long lost relatives, the holiday crowds and, of course, the cold, snowy weather. But let’s take a step back for a second and look at that from a different perspective. As a child, those are all of the things that excited us most about the holidays, yet somewhere along the way, they became stressful.
The holiday season is almost upon us and many people have already begun their gift shopping. While some might shop the department stores and smaller, independent shops, others will shop online and save the stress and anxiety of parking, crowds and having to carry all of those shopping bags. While both ways have their benefits, why not do something different this year and create unique, meaningful gifts that your loved ones will cherish for many years to come?
Now that the summer holiday is in full swing, your young children might start showing signs of boredom. That’s right, even with all there is to do in the summer sun, and with all of your attempts to create fun-filled days, your kids will eventually become bored and that could lead to a less than fun experience for everyone.
With the school semester ending soon and the summer months almost upon us, many parents throughout the UK are being flooded with stacks of artwork their little ones have created throughout the school year. With drawers, walls and bookshelves already overflowing with the artwork they create at home, the problem lies in where to store and display their artwork.
Growing up in today’s world presents a wide range of unique challenges. Parents need to equip their young children with the effective tools they need to overcome various roadblocks they might encounter as they grow. One tool that has proven incredibly effective when introduced to children in their early years of learning is the arts. The arts offer a multitude of factors that can get children interested, excited and motivated to learn everything they can about the world around them.
Imagination can be defined as the ability to form various images and ideas in the mind to produce things creatively and solve various problems. There are many words that can be associated with imagination, such as creativity, artistry, inspiration, ingenuity, resourcefulness, inventiveness and vision. These are positive abilities that any child should have if they are to become more successful later in life.
Creativity is one of the most valuable qualities human beings can have and it is something that begins in childhood at a very young age. If parents fail to nurture their children’s creativity, they could lack the self confidence and imagination they need to become successful in their educational and professional careers.
Every child has unique patterns of development that they need to go through. It’s common to see a child who loves to draw, experiment with different styles of drawing to create new and exciting works of art that they just have to show off. As children develop more skills, they begin to gain better control of their pencil or pen to make circular patterns and other geometric shapes that almost seem to have a purpose and, often times in their minds, do.
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