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!”

Give Them an Experience as a Gift

We all know, this Holiday Season is unlike any other. But thanks to many great online companies, there are still plenty of holiday experiences to enjoy with the family. One of them, is timeless favorite, The Nutcracker ballet. Check out the places streaming it (some are even for FREE!) Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, “Fireside Nutcracker,” Dec.Continue reading “Give Them an Experience as a Gift”