Nuria from the The Adventures Archive is here today to share some great advice on nurturing creativity within the young makers in our lives. Kids are born creative geniuses. But unfortunately, by the time they reach the third or fourth grade, their creativity has sunk. With intelligence, there is a phenomenon called the Flynn effect: each generation, scores go up about 10 points because enriched environments make kids smarter. With creativity, a reverse trend has…

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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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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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Randi from Swoon is with us today to share some easy and fun springtime masks for the little bunnies in our lives.   The transition from winter to spring is a gorgeous one. The world around us is filled with beauty and the promise of new life. My children have been dying to spot a mama duck with a nice family of chicks in tow (no luck yet), and we’ve been finding all sorts of…

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Kate from An Everyday Story is with us today to share a great way to encourage our children to write for an authentic purpose, handmade garden markers. I think the dream to carve out a little spot in our yards to grow our own produce is a common one. Growing and nurturing something with our own hands has given our little family such a deep sense of joy and connectedness; to each other, to our…

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