This post contains affiliate links to a product I tried and have now incorporated into our Homeschooling schedule. See Disclosure Policy for full details. Ok, I’ll fess up here and say Art has never been my strong suit. Sure, we do crafts from time to time, I get books from the library filled with famous artists’ paintings for us to look at, or use some “how to” books where I try my best to help my kids grasp the techniques laid out before them; often leaving us all a tad frustrated. Feeling frustrated and discouraged can make
Preserving the Why and the Wonder in our children can help them be more creative, brave and successful in life. Who knows…it might just help keep you inspired too!
“Library Day!!” When I make the above statement my kids scurry around the house to find their library cards, backpacks and rolling suitcases; then place them by the front door. They will grab a snack…usually apples and bottles of water, quickly dress and remind me to make sure I have change for the parking meter! They are on it…no dilly dally! They LOVE going to the library! We have been so busy lately that I put our trips to the library on the back burner. We went from going every 2 or 3 weeks to going every 2
Lately I have been putting off anything creative in our homeschool. It wasn’t intentional, I think life got busy so I felt I had to concentrate on the nitty gritty of our studies like Math, Spelling, Reading and some Science. Problem is we need to nourish our creative selves just as much as our academic selves. I am a firm believer that being creative through art/music, etc. actually strengthens our brains and our cognitive functions. So why did I let it slide? I’m not sure, but I think the mess of it all could have something to do with it,