I, like many others, thought learning was learning and art was there as a benefit—an enrichment. As an artist myself, I had always enjoyed participating in art class alongside my other studies. But, I now realize I had grossly underestimated the power and value of art as it relates to education.
Labor day, which is the first Monday in September, signifies the end of summer for most of us. It’s the last hurrah before school starts and the weather starts to cool off.
Back to school shopping can be so much fun but also so overwhelming! From backpacks to markers, we have found some great school supplies that will make getting back to school less of a shock for our visual learners and allow them to express their creative side.
The best part of back to school time for me as a mom was seeing my kids so excited about school. As a family, we supported their excitement with visits to the school and their new classroom. We walked around the playground, met their teacher before school started, and attended open houses and back to school events.