Hundreds of thousands, even millions of adults have gotten a taste of how good it feels to get in touch with their creative side by coloring, but what about our kids? They spend 6 or 8 hours a day in school focused on reading, writing and arithmetic. Add 1 to 3 hours of homework, maybe a little screen time and hopefully some physical activity. Eat. Sleep. Rinse and repeat. Where’s their coloring time? When do they get to create, play, build things, use their imaginations? Half of their brain is built to create, to think outside the box, but if it’s not happening at school when is it happening?
Young Rembrandts is offering a free coloring eBook to everyone who registers for a new 2018 class between November 1st and December 31st. Help your kids channel their excess energy into time spent coloring and learning with this limited release coloring eBook.
Halloween is a great time for your visual learner’s creative side to shine. Building a costume is the perfect opportunity for them to showcase their out of the box thinking. With a few items from around the house and a couple more from the store, the possibilities are endless for what they can come up with.
I’m a huge fan of creative play, inside and outside the house. When you head to Disneyland – all the creating has been done for you. You walk around seeing what other people imagined. But when you give kids the time, place and encouragement for unstructured play, their brains have to do the work. They climb trees, build forts, imagine new worlds, and spend hours and hours discovering new parts of themselves.