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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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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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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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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