My Tools to Inspire Creativity

CREATIVITY TOOL # 5: CRAFTS * All crafts have potential for creativity, especially if children are allowed to add their own ideas. Even store bought craft kits can become original creations if your child is inclined to go beyond what kits have to offer. If you would like to nurture her imagination through crafts evenContinue reading “My Tools to Inspire Creativity”

My Tools to Inspire Creativity

CREATIVITY TOOL # 4: humor * It’s not an accident that I am including “humor” in my Creativity Tool Box. Here is how humor encourages creativity in children: Kids enjoy humor It makes them feel more relaxed and playful In order to prolong the hilarity they are motivated to become active participants in goofing around TheyContinue reading “My Tools to Inspire Creativity”

My Tools to Inspire Creativity

creativity tool # 3: Books * Have you ever wondered how great children’s books manage to transport our kids into worlds of rabbit holes and neverlands? One thing is certain: books are magical tools for nurturing kids’ imagination. And books are the easiest ones “to use” to inspire creativity: parent’s don’t need to do anythingContinue reading “My Tools to Inspire Creativity”

My Tools to Inspire Creativity

CREATIVITY TOOL #2: PLAYING PRETEND * For me, there is no other activity in which imagination rules so freely as in pretend play. I LOVE the way place looks after kids had a good long pretend game! The leftover chaos has an unmistakable quality of hard work combined with inventiveness and fun. (Oh, don’t getContinue reading “My Tools to Inspire Creativity”

My Tools to Inspire Creativity

Creativity Tool #1: Nature * Most kids love being outside. I don’t need to convince anyone how great and important it is for children to spend time outdoors. Neither would I give an advice on how to use nature to “teach” science to young kids. I would love, though, to share, with parents some creativeContinue reading “My Tools to Inspire Creativity”

Let’s learn about musical instruments

Long before your child gets to learn to play musical instrument, he can learn about instruments and have fun with them too. Chances are, your child is already familiar with some of them and, most likely, has some toy musical instruments that he loves to play. Good! Let’s encourage it with variety of fun activities.Continue reading “Let’s learn about musical instruments”

The Nutcracker Ballet and Beyond

Most of American children know The Nutcracker as a ballet, while some are familiar with a movie thanks to Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. But how many heard of the original story by E. T. A. Hoffmann? Why not to start a child’s introduction to Nutcracker with the book itself? Or better yet,Continue reading “The Nutcracker Ballet and Beyond”

Inspire With a Story

Tell Them (or Retell) a Story Have you recently told your child a bedtime story? A going-for-a-walk-time story? A having-breakfast-together-time story? A waiting-for-a-doctor’s-appointment-time story? The truth is, there is no wrong time to tell child a story. Especially, when it comes to retelling stories. Yes, telling family stories is great. But I want to talkContinue reading “Inspire With a Story”

Introduce Your Child to Fine Art on Your Own!

What if you love art, but your child seems indifferent? What if you homeschool and would like to introduce your kid to famous paintings, but not sure where to start? Fear not, there are so many amazing books for young children just waiting to help you with this task. I have to confess: as aContinue reading “Introduce Your Child to Fine Art on Your Own!”

Inspire Creativity With Materials

It’s the most wonderful time of the year to stock up on amazing art supplies available right there in your house! I love tissue paper, especially, the colorful one! The best part is that it could be wrinkled and even ripped a little and still be used in variety of art projects. Just smooth itContinue reading “Inspire Creativity With Materials”