Strewing is the very fine art of placing items in seemingly random locations. It provides the opportunity for creativity by allowing a child to stumble upon materials in a natural way, thereby encouraging their exploration, without the child feeling watched, expected to perfo.... read more
A home that encourages creative thinking and expression would include:1. At least one adult (preferably more) who engages the child with thoughtful interaction and also models wondering about the world and a desire to learn.2. An understanding of the child's unique ways o.... read more
When we think of photographs and our kids, we grin at their adorable smiles (real, fake, experimental lips pursed, all kinds). We cringe at the mostly lame ways we attempt to get them to turn their best face to the camera. We tell ourselves that nobody knows about all the .... read more
Thinking about a seamless way that art comments on life -- and life begets art -- makes us think of Taro Gomi, an author and illustrator about whom we are especially fond here at the The Savvy Source. In case you've missed some of his gems, let us bring you some faves: ... read more
Ah, the day after Mother's Day. The homefires are burning especially brightily, we are all smitten with these loving little ones, and, sigh, another 364 days until our next breakfast in bed sounds awfully tough to take... Luckily for us, the truly soulful Amanda Blake Sou.... read more
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