Power of Art
This past month we covered some very important back to school topics including Back to School Rituals, Parents as Advocates, Back to School Brains. We also share how Visual Learners Can Rule the World, 5 Ways Kids are Winning With Art Class and August Activities! If you missed any, find them here…
I live in a bubble. A lovely bubble. And every once in awhile I am reminded just how lovely it is. My most recent reminder came last week at the Young Rembrandts Annual Conference, where I spent three days with the most joyful, determined, passionate group of individuals.
The month of April has the wonderful distinction of being Autism Awareness Month, and today, April 2nd, is World Autism Day. Autism is a neurological disorder that disrupts a person’s learning and socialization. While it affects over 1.5 million people in the U.S., it’s considered a ‘spectrum’ disorder because the characteristics vary from person to person.
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Living in Illinois, I know that spring break isn’t always warm and pleasant. With 4 children and 2 grandchildren, I have previously spent hours devising ways to keep the kids busy and out of trouble on days we are stuck inside. Today I want to share some of my best ideas for indoor staycation activities, letting your kids have fun and you have a break.
Build an Art Spot- Designating an ‘art spot’ for the kids is a wonderful way to encourage independence and get hours of quiet time (that don’t involve a screen)! This is key to a successful Staycation whether your home to play or not, kids can have fun in here doing art for hours on end. Make sure your spot is well supplied and that artists can utilize it without the need of adult supervision. If you’re short on real-estate, a low and easy-to-open drawer works well – load it with paper and compartmentalize the materials with supply bins. Want to really go all out with your space? Here are some amazing ideas to inspire you.