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Kids: A Global Conversation
All children are unique. And yet many of the challenges and concerns that parents share are very universal. In this video I share some thoughts on the way blogs and social media allow us to have critical parenting conversations on a global level.
Find out what kinds of things Sonia, a mother from India, is questioning about her son’s education.
Visual Learning: Motion Graphics with Matt
Last night, my son was in his room working on a project for a college class.
As I said good night to him, I got a peak at what he was working on and was very impressed. As I admired his work I thought about how my active son, that had resisted sitting still for hours of homework as a young child, had grown into a young man, willing to spend hours and hours on visual projects that engaged him.
Take a peak and be encouraged.
Holiday Gifts: My Husband is a Gamer!
Not Really. I’m not even sure what a gamer is. But I do know he found a few games on his IPad this holiday season that have captured his attention and and sparked some interesting conversations.
First let me say, Bill and I own plenty of technology and don’t really understand or know how to use most of it. We have smart phones, IPads, IPods, laptops, and fancy things on our television but barely tap into the depth of their capability. I’m sure the computer in my car could get us to the moon – and back – but I’m still surprised when my car channels the voice of the person on the other end of my phone call. And just who is Siri?
Kid Friendly Activities: Holiday Drawings
Need it By Christmas? How about immediately!
Christmas is 7 days away and last minute shopping is in full swing. Lots of places can guarantee you get it by Christmas, but what if you could get it immediately… without even leaving the house? My latest Holiday eBook, 5 Things to Draw for the Holidays, is now available and you can get your hands on it right away.
Birthday Celebrations for some of The Greats
Teaching Kids to Draw Video: How to Draw a Robot
Learning to draw has never been so fun, enjoyable and easy for your children! Improve your kid’s drawing technique and art skills with easy to follow video drawing tutorials.
My how to draw videos are the perfect tool for kids and adults who want to learn how to draw.
Get ready as we learn how to draw a robot.
National Parents As Teachers Day
I have enjoyed finding lesser-known holidays to celebrate on my blog, I hope you have enjoyed learning about them. Here is another one… Did you know today is National Parents as Teachers Day? In honor of all you parents and teachers I found this informative article (originally posted on Medium.com) that I would like to share.
A Mother’s Story: Vocabulary and Spelling Success
I have been driven for many years, in all I do, to find ways to help children be more confident and successful. Writing Being Visual was a long, labor-intensive process, especially for me as a visual learner, but I truly believe that when we understand the way our visual kids think, can help them be more successful. When I hear from parents that have read and applied visual learning techniques, I am enormously grateful to be a part of this important conversation.
This is what one of our reader’s had to say:
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I just came across a most delightful book! If you’re a parent interested in providing more art activities at home,
The Artful Parent is for you.