How do we inspire art? Now that we’ve established how to get art going at home (for the kids and yourself) where do you begin? Coming up with ideas for this one is not an area where I shine. I can fetch paper and crayons, but not much more than that. I… Read More Inspire Art: Books of the Week
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” -Pablo Picasso Art is meant to be joyful thing. Too often though it’s reserved for children and the professionals. While almost any child I know will happily play (for hours on end) with paper and crayons, what happens to… Read More Making Art Happen: 6 Secrets of Success
Giggling through The grass he goes, Savouring his Fresh bare toes. Sunshine has Replace the frost, Hence why both shoes Have been tossed. As ever, a special thanks to my illustrator, Eva.
Summer survival with the kids is a serious business people! We’re out to enjoy summer vacation, not go crazy. Let’s make some memories, get unplugged, enjoy time with our families… all while keeping the house somewhat clean. No, this is not the impossible dream of a raving book lunatic (that would be me), but… Read More Summer Survival, Part Two
Every single kid I know: Brie, Caleb, Leighlyn, Ruth… Each person in my class- All of them have lost a tooth! No pillow treats, or dollars, dimes- I simply don’t fit in, For I’m the only kid who’s stuck Without my jack-o-lantern grin.
Nothing like summertime to curl up with a good book and let the hours fly by. Especially if you have a hammock. That’s how I spent most of my childhood summer days. Perhaps that’s why my Mum (with five other children) always insisted we had a hammock. Probably explains our frequent trips to the library too.… Read More 10 Ultimate Summer Books: the Hammock List (for Kids)
Ahh, summer! The season to savour sand between your toes, slurp ice cream cones and play in the garden… if only I don’t go insane. Too often my summer days have been spent cleaning up messes and serving as the media police. As a SAHM I’m always at work, and from July to September this is… Read More Summer Survival, Part One
There, look! Lost among flyers, Papers and bills Hidden in wonder, Smiles and thrills. Tucked deep In the mailbox, Yes-could it be? I find a letter Written for me. Coming up soon: summer survival plans, the ultimate holiday read list for kids, and more poetry play. See you all next week! ~K
“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” -Dr. Seuss Wacky and wild adventures… all from the comfort of home. The journey is greatly enhanced though whenever I take a tiny person along with me. It’s my favourite way to discover a new kids’ book,… Read More Wacky and Wild: Books of the Week
May is nearly over and here that can only mean one thing… let the book club review fun begin! Over the past weekend we, the esteemed members of the Tea Hag Bookclub, met. As ever, the conversation was both sparkling and diverse. The book this month? “The Rithmatist” by one of my newest favourite authors: Brandon… Read More The Tea Hags Talk Books: May Review