April 24, 2014

Nuria from the The Adventures Archive is here today to share some great advice on giving our children honest and useful feedback. By now we all know how crucial it is to foster our children’s creativity. Painting, cooking, dancing, playing an instrument…whatever their activity choice if we want to ignite their creative spark it is important to learn the best way to constructively criticize their work. Criticism shouldn’t be avoided. It is, after all, a…

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April 22, 2014

Liz Carlis is with us today to share some inspiring tips on incorporating aroma when designing learning spaces for the children in our lives… As a child, I spent countless hours in the backyard of my grandparents’ home where there was plenty of  open space, trees of every size, and small alcoves to create the perfect hideout. My grandfather loved to garden and planted many flowers, vegetables, and herbs throughout the yard. One summer day…

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April 21, 2014

Monique of Green Acorns is with us today with to share some inspiring spring yoga poses for the little yogis on our lives… Nature is a source of wonder for our children and Yoga provides an engaging and fun means of expression and further exploration of that nature.  Children can imagine taking on the qualities of the natural elements that exists around them and, in doing so, deepen their connection. This month, taking inspiration from…

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April 10, 2014

Joey from Made by Joey is with us today to share a bit of inspiration for the whole family… I recently completed the Playful Learning “The Art of Parenting” e-course where we discussed manifestos.  Manifestos are often used in inspirational artwork; they can also be described as “inspirational or motivational quotes” or “words to live by”.  One of my favorite quotes is: “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” ~ Theodore…

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April 7, 2014

Rebecca from Thirteen Red Shoes is with us today to share some great audio book recommendations for kids. We adore audio books and have gathered a rather large collection over the last few years. Listening to audio books is a great way for young children to internalize the fluency and expression that comes from reading longer chapter books. It is helpful to have them follow along with a hard copy of the book, running their…

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