Becoming a parent throws a person right into the deep end, over and over. It starts with caring for a newborn, and we think it can't get any more daunting than that. But then, a few years down the line, you may find yourself coaching a sport you've never played, or, goodness f.... read more
One of the exciting things about having young children around is to witness their enormous potential for creativity. Kids love building, drawing and painting, making up and acting out stories, inventing songs and games. Given the right conditions, they can do this kind of thin.... read more
Children are born explorers and born artists. These two traits are different sides of the same coin. Small children are bound to discover their world as well as their own creative ability to contribute the world. The two endeavors go hand in hand.Creativity not only brings .... read more
What parent doesn't want to be a "creative" parent? Our kids are brimming with energy and creativity, and we'd love to be able to join in with them or help them come up with fantastic and doable crafts, art projects, recipes, or science experiments.It's a wonderful ide.... read more
The very act of telling a story (or reading one, or listening to one) engages the imagination as almost nothing else can. And so it is that we find ourselves returning again and again to our teeming bookshelves for inspiration, imaginative or otherwise. Whether for preschool.... read more
We read for many reasons, but perhaps the most addictive reason of all is pure escapism. It's not that we don't love the world we're in, but when words on a page can take us straight into the midst of a whole other reality, who can resist? Not young children, that's for cer.... read more
Sometimes when we look at the heaps of stuffed animals and dolls collecting in our little ones' rooms, we have a serious impulse to clear them all out. What clutter! And the kids hardly ever seem to play with them anyway! But we hold back. Why? Because from our own dim childho.... read more
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