Little kids around are full of creative and artistic energy. It's one of the miraculous things about having them around. If you give your children half a chance, they'll make you some beautiful mini-masterpieces to cherish long after they've moved on to other pursuits.Preschoo.... read more
Pablo Picasso said, "All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." Isn't that the truth? Children spend hour after hour creating—drawing, painting, writing—visualizing and expressing their thoughts, ideas and dreams and transferring th.... read more
The sun is beginning to come out, spring break will be here soon, and a trip to a museum might be a fun way to spend an afternoon with your preschooler, don't you think? It doesn't have to be as high-falutin' as it sounds. Most fine art museums have sections just for the lit.... read more
There are a lot of things that parents of preschoolers don't do as often as they probably once did: going out to the movies, to see a play or a concert, to an elegant restaurant. And that's pretty much unavoidable. (Sigh.) But visiting museums doesn't have to be on that list. .... read more
We love preschools that allow our children to do interesting, inspired art projects. We love seeing the work of our little artists. We also wonder what on earth to do with all the stuff that comes dashing in the door every single school day. We admit it, we are drowning. Loo.... read more
Today my five-year-old spotted a bird’s nest. She stopped in her tracks and pointed up at the New York City apartment building we were walking past on the way to a soccer class in the park. This so-called “nest” looked like a messy wad of sticks and dried grass.... read more
School has been out for less than a week, and I can already feel the stress and tension melting away from my body—literally, thanks to the heat. Now if only the pounds would follow suit. Summer's relaxed mood and state-of-mind is penetrating our family's life, and I absolute.... read more
Many parents have had this experience: you are walking along the sidewalk with a child in tow, day-dreaming or making plans, and your small companion pipes up to say:"look!" "Look at the squirrel eating a peanut!" Or "look at the dog in the baby stroller!" Or "look at .... read more
As the days grow warmer, outside is where we all want to be. Especially the little artistic types among us. Because there's no more inspiring place to make art than under the big blue sky. Here are a few ideas for bringing your child's creativity out into the open air.... read more
It is always a pleasure to offer a post on the Savvy Source! And as a "list girl" myself, I couldn't be happier to share a list of my own. So, here it is:Ginger Carlson's Top Ten List of Things Every Creative Home NeedsA home that encourages creative thinking and expressio.... read more
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