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Coffee Painting Techniques for Beginners

COFFEE PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS My mom wrote a picture book about painting with raw cacao for Adèle, so of course she wanted to try and make her own “chocolate paintings.” Adèle has never actually eaten chocolate due to caffeine (stimulant) and sugar content and I am in the process of quitting chocolate/raw cacao. So, instead,…… Continue reading Coffee Painting Techniques for Beginners

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Mindful Moment: Watercolor Salt Painting Technique

MINDFUL MOMENT FOR BUSY MOMS AND DADS AND THEIR KIDS Every day when I sit in front of my computer to write, I am bombarding with ads and distractions. It’s a constant struggle to limit information overload and I’ll talk about that in a separate article. What I’d like to share today is a new…… Continue reading Mindful Moment: Watercolor Salt Painting Technique

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Mindful art Activity: Watercolor Salt Painting Technique

MINDFUL MOMENT FOR BUSY MOMS AND DADS AND THEIR KIDS Every day when I sit in front of my computer to write, I am bombarding with ads and distractions. It’s a constant struggle to limit information overload and I’ll talk about that in a separate article. What I’d like to share today is a new…… Continue reading Mindful art Activity: Watercolor Salt Painting Technique

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Folded Book Art Tutorial for Kids

FOLDED BOOK ART TUTORIAL FOR KIDS If you have an old book that is not being used, there is a simple, creative activity that will allow you to transform it into a beautiful sculpture. It’s called Folded Book Art and it will help your child: increase focus improve hand-eye coordination and precision learn some math…… Continue reading Folded Book Art Tutorial for Kids

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5 First Steps in Teaching Photography to Your Kid

This week’s guest article is brought to you by Dan Barr – a photographer and the founder of Kids Camera Guide. Those of you who have been reading along know how much I love photography, so I’m very happy to have Dan’s professional advice on how photography can help you connect with your child. 5 FIRST…… Continue reading 5 First Steps in Teaching Photography to Your Kid

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Everything You Need to Know About Your Child’s First Pedal Bike – Advice by Cycling Champion, Stuart A Blair

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S FIRST PEDAL BIKE Riding a two wheel pedal bike is one of the most looked-forward to milestones of childhood. But often, this milestone is missed or delayed due to inadequate information or resources. In this post I interviewed Stuart A Blair – South Australian Triathlon, Duathlon, and…… Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Your Child’s First Pedal Bike – Advice by Cycling Champion, Stuart A Blair

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EASY Solar System Activities for Toddlers & Preschoolers

I saw this video installation at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City years ago and it made me realize how mind boggling the concept and vastness of space really is.  It is difficult enough for an adult to comprehend. So, how do you explain it to a small child without resorting to…… Continue reading EASY Solar System Activities for Toddlers & Preschoolers