The Creative Advantage of Dyslexia

How our brains are wired (our genetics) determines our temperament and what career path we choose — scientist, doctor, artist, writer, athlete, computer programmer… luckily, we are all very different. There is no normal, but a lovely kaleidoscope of affinities. Creativity is useful in any field, but not all of us are wired to think out of the box. Some … Read More

Live the Stories You Read!

How can you make a book jump right off the pages and come alive for your child? Live it up! Connect the story and the characters in the book to real life and imagination and you’ll be living the stories you read! Here are some activity ideas and book suggestions. DO IT: When you read a book about raking leaves, … Read More

Encouraging Creative Thinkers

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about creativity. In his book, “A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future,” author Daniel H. Pink talks about how we are moving out of a left-brained dominated period of time in which linear thinking has been the norm. Computers and the scientific method are examples of the type of thinking that … Read More

Creativity Infusion

I recently drove across Massachusetts to get a creativity infusion! My first stop was the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art  in Amherst, MA, just up the road from North Hampton, which is a favorite college town of mine filled with shops and galleries displaying arts, crafts, and generally has a strong creative vibe. The “Eric Carle and Friends: … Read More