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!”
Author Archives: Svetlana Khmelnitsky
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! All this wrapping and unwrapping of presents brings into the house shiny, colorful paper that is perfect for crafts. Just cut the most beautiful ones into storable sizes and keep it for crafts. Alternatively,Continue reading “Inspire Creativity With Materials”
Good Books, Beautiful Books.
We all know about books’ benefits for children. But have we ever thought of importance of illustrations? Not only pictures in books help child to grasp the plot, they often serve as his very first encounter with art. Long before visits to museum, picture books are there to entice visual pleasure. The one who understoodContinue reading “Good Books, Beautiful Books.”
Give Them an Experience as a Gift
We all heard advice to give experiences rather than stuff for holiday. During the holiday season, the tickets to The Nutcracker ballet might be an obvious gift choice. But if you think the ticket price is too steep or afraid your children are too young to sit through entire performance, you could create The NutcrackerContinue reading “Give Them an Experience as a Gift”
More Gifts for Holidays: Family Games
Let’s Move Together! This year, many of our kids spend more time in front of the computer then before. So, let’s get them moving with family games. Wonder Forge Cat in The Hat I Can Do That! Game. I have yet to find a young kid who would resist this game! Unfortunately, it’s currently onlyContinue reading “More Gifts for Holidays: Family Games”
May I suggest classical music as Holiday gift?
I love classical music, and I think that 4 is a perfect age to start introducing it in more direct way. Many of us, likely, played “baby Mozart” type of music for our babies and toddlers. Some of us, probably, attended “mommy and me” types of classes where our little ones moved to the classicalContinue reading “May I suggest classical music as Holiday gift?”
It’s beginning to look a lot like Holliday Season…
More suggestions for Holiday Gifts: this time board games and brainteasers! Board Games and Logical Puzzles Have you ever played cooperative board games? They are fun, but most importantly the players need to put their heads together to solve the problem rather than to beat each other. Check out this Canadian company that makes them.Continue reading “It’s beginning to look a lot like Holliday Season…”
How to Introduce Classical Music to Kids
Check out a great article from Maestro Classics https://www.maestroclassics.com/post/hear-the-music-how-to-introduce-classical-music-to-kids
Fine Art and Classical Music for Preschoolers?
Absolutely! At four children are curious and imaginative. They like doing “grown up stuff”. KLLC (or Kids Look Listen Create) integrates their skills and abilities to facilitate interest, create engagement, and build basis for future involvement with classical music and fine art. Imagine coming into the room with some four-year-olds carrying a big thick bookContinue reading “Fine Art and Classical Music for Preschoolers?”
Why “Bother” Exposing Preschoolers to Classical Music and Fine Art?
Many of our likes and dislikes have their origins in childhood. Often, the answer to the question “Why do you like something?” would be “Because I did it (played it, watched it, tried it, saw it, heard it) as a kid.” Our first experiences and early exposures become lifelong preferences. Some “likes” might grow intoContinue reading “Why “Bother” Exposing Preschoolers to Classical Music and Fine Art?”