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
Favorite Lists of Favorite Children’s Books
Your child’s favorite and not so favorite can books change constantly as he or she is learning and exploring life. As children mature, their attention spans get longer and new interests start to develop. What stories does he sit and listen to with anticipation? What books draw her in and make her beg for more reading time? When you need … Read More
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