It is important to experiment with different types of papers and see how your child can transform even ordinary ones (like printer paper, craft paper, paper towels, etc.) into something original. For example, we’ve had wonderful results with papers bought at supermarkets in Europe and my unused USSR sketchpads from childhood. However, when introducing paper to…… Continue reading Best Art Paper for Creativity and Why You Should Care
There are many good picture books about colors (I listed our favourites below). However, I have been searching for original art history and technique books for young children for years now and must say that there are very few of them out there. Here is what I’ve purchased for Adèle so far and my review…… Continue reading Best Books About Art for Kids
Did your toddler find a pen and draw on your walls, furniture, curtains, or maybe even your pet? Are you afraid they will destroy everything in sight? Here is my advice on how to turn your child’s new “destructive” behaviour into art: If your baby or toddler drew on something – CONGRATULATIONS! Your child is…… Continue reading Encourage Your Kids’ Creativity & Save Your House!
If I could invest in only ONE toy for my child, THIS would be it. Magformers are, by far, my favourite toy and this is why: Versatility – You can build virtually anything from Magformers. Easy of use – Even very small children can use them. Community building – It’s a game that children (and…… Continue reading Why Magformers Are a MUST-have Toy!
Today Adèle asked me, “Mommy, why don’t other kids have art studios at home?” I thought it was a simple question to answer but found myself a bit speechless as I tried to think of an answer. She kept on staring at me, waiting, so finally I told her “it’s because most parents don’t know…… Continue reading How to Set Up an Art Studio for Kids
When giving gifts to people, I always try to find things that are personal and, preferably, hand-made. Giving artwork as gifts, however, can be a bit repetitive when you are an artists. So, when our housekeeper taught me how to grow avocado trees, I thought we’d grow them together with Adèle and make holiday gifts…… Continue reading A Seed of Love – Handmade Gifts Made by Kids
Hi friends! So, we don’t have a TV at home and I have not been to the cinema since our daughter was born. You might find that surprising, especially since I taught filmmaking and animation for almost 10 years. But what puzzles people most is how we manage to raised our daughter screen-free. Well, it’s not as…… Continue reading Zero Screen Time, 100% Fun