Every stroke of a pencil, every word penned down, every melody composed – they all have the power to move us. “Inspire Your Heart with Art Day,” observed annually on January 31st, is a celebration of this profound connection between art and the human spirit.
In today’s rapidly evolving world, the landscape of the workplace is undergoing a profound transformation. The skills once assumed essential for success are expanding beyond traditional academic abilities. As we prepare our children for the future, it becomes crucial to recognize the value of right-brain skills in shaping their success in the workplace.
The traditional educational model emphasizes rote learning and standardized testing, geared towards producing individuals adept at following instructions and recalling facts. While essential for building foundational knowledge, this approach often sidelines the development of creative thinking skills. As parents, it’s critical that we actively advocate for the integration of creative thinking into our children’s education.
On this blog, I have written a lot about the idea of being “right-brained” or “left-brained.” This concept, rooted in how our brains work, is often used to describe our children’s cognitive tendencies. But what does it really mean, and how can it help you understand and support your child’s unique abilities?
Artistic thinking is not just for budding Picassos or future concert pianists; it’s a valuable skill that can be nurtured in all children. Let’s explore the importance of teaching artistic thinking to kids and get some practical strategies for nurturing their creative minds.
Temple Grandin’s newest book, Visual Thinking, is a must read for anyone raising or educating children in the 21st century as we begin to see the need for every type of mind to be on board for our ride into the future.
Arts and craft kits make great gifts. They’re colorful, engaging, multisensory and come with directions! To help with your shopping I’ve curated a few shopping lists, based by age. This list is for your older elementary and middle school aged kids.