Category Archives for Why art

Do you need a recipe to do art? How about ART recipes?

 So could or SHOULD kids create art through a recipe? If you know my aversion to copy cat crafts I’ll bet you are thinking; Aha! I thought you don’t believe in copycat arts and crafts.

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Homeschool art: What makes it better than art done in a school setting

There are two very basic, very important elements to a homeschool art program that a traditional art curriculum cannot have no matter how excellent it is. The

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The Importance of Art in Schools: It’s not just about holiday crafts

 The importance of art in schools Art has many meanings. There is  art of the museums, art of the impressionists and art of the Renaissance. There is art of full

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What is art therapy and can you be your own child’s art therapist

Is art therapy for kids just a bunch of art projects? Is there a way that you can do art therapy with your own children? The

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The basic Reggio Emilia approach to kids education: What it is & what makes it different from other types of education like Montessori

What is the basic  Reggio Emilia approach to education and how you can help integrate this approach into your own, even if you don’t go all the way The Reggio

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Creative Curriculum Lesson Plans: Creating a basic preschool lesson plan with an Autumn theme

Creative curriculum preschool lesson plans are plans that integrate interactive teaching methods. It is not rote teaching where the teacher stands in front of the classroom talking, but it includes all

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Kindergarten Teacher Websites: Not Only Art Related

If you are kindergarten, preschool or other type of early childhood educator you are probably always looking for different kindergarten websites. Many of the kindergarten websites are also just as

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Creativity for kids:Increase it with 9 creativity exercises

Which of the pictures above shows more creativity for kids, the one above or the ones below? And what is creativity anyway?

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Kids Artwork: 4 ways to comment on it

Do you compliment your child’s artwork? (I’m sure you do) Do you tell them how beautiful it is? Is that a good thing? What could be wrong? There are so

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