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 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”