It's clear the arts are meaningful to parents and kids. But what also matters to young artists is just how we respond to their artistic work.
A growing body of science and research continues to demonstrate the need to begin supports for children as early as possible to promote their healthy growth and development.
Children are more than busy when they're playing. When your children play with you, they are also learning that they are loved and important and that they are fun to be around.
Whether it's listening to music, singing or playing an instrument - music has a way of striking a chord (pun intended) in all of us! But, its role in early childhood development is especially beneficial.
Learn the when, why, and how of modeling inspiration in preschool.
Is your goal to encourage children's creativity through developmentally appropriate art experiences? Review the differences between process- and product-focused art to help you get started.
Jokes are good for your family's healthy. Experts report that a sense of humor is correlated with better coping skills in times of stress and higher self-esteem. Humor can even help combat mood disorders.
Adopting the creative process in your classroom provides children an opportunity for self-expression, while sparking their imagination. This will ultimately enrich their experience when it comes to the arts.
Toddlerhood provides a valuable window of opportunity for kids to learn and develop the skills they need to succeed in life.
When our son could barely speak he communicated what he was thinking by signing. I still remember one particularly memorable story to this day because of what it revealed to me about how toddlers think and learn.