Creative growth refers to the development of a child’s creative abilities using developmentally and age appropriate practices. Creative skills include using ones imagination, talents, skills, originality and self-expression.

Kids Woodworking – How to Support Young Carpenter (Part 2)

So, your child is interested in building and constructing with wood, otherwise known as woodwork or carpentry. You want to encourage and support your child but aren’t sure where or how to start. Part 1 of this series, Kids Woodworking – Get Ready to Encourage Young Carpenter (Part 1), would be a nice place to […]

Kids Woodworking – Get Ready to Encourage Young Carpenter (Part 1)

When your child shows an interest in woodworking, building, or tools you want to do as much as you can to encourage your young carpenter. But, how do you do that and where should you start? There are a few things you need to know and do before you dive into woodworking projects with your […]

How to Encourage and Support Your Budding Master Gardener or Landscaper

Encourage your children who display an unusual amount of talent and interest when it comes to landscaping and gardening.

How to Encourage and Support Your Budding Writer

So you noticed that your child is writing on practically everything in sight. It may even seem to be a problem. Congratulations! You may be the parent of a budding writer. It is a great joy to be a parent to a budding writer. Seeing a child create and express themselves through writing is an […]

How to Encourage and Support Your Budding Teacher

Aside from parents, teachers are our children’s most influential role models. Many children admit that they would like to teach when they grow up. The world can always use dedicated teachers, so this is a wonderful and honorable job to encourage in a child who expresses that desire. What can you do to encourage your […]

How to Encourage and Support Your Budding Artist

Although talent may be present at birth, you can nurture your child’s love of art for their maximum benefit. What are some things you can do to encourage and support your budding artist? Here are a few suggestions.

How to Encourage and Support Your Budding Chef

It’s important to encourage and support your budding chef with age appropriate activities and information. How can you encourage them, especially if you aren’t a stellar cook? Here are a few ideas…

11 Ways Music Can Help Your Child

Kids seem to have a natural pull toward music. Even before birth they kick and move to sounds and musical stimuli. During the early years their interest in music only increases. It’s no surprise that musical instruments are often a mainstay in preschool, kindergarten, and elementary classrooms. As a parent, you may give your children […]

Music Develops Children’s Social and Emotional Skills

Have you noticed that where there is a group of children, music is often playing? Shops and doctors who focus on children tend to play music that appeals to them. Music can also be found in many classrooms, not to mention in children’s homes and even on kids phones. Music brings kids together and helps […]

Music and Children a Lesson Learned

We had always loved music and when our two daughters were born it just seemed natural that they would grow up to be musicians. We would teach them to read music, they could chose their own instruments and play in an orchestra. With our daughters now 26 and 28 years of age we can look […]