Category Archives: kids out of the studio

Running Running Running

My husband’s been away most of the week. I’ve had the typical dose of solo parenting challenges (and a nasty head cold). He’ll be back later tonight. This afternoon, we went to the beach for a bit of autumn sunshine. … Continue reading

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Back to a Transitioning Space

After two months away, I’m still not exactly sure how to approach this space, except that I plan to broaden the scope to include more than just art topics. We’re transitioning into homeschooling here, something that comes, overall, as a … Continue reading

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Working With Found Materials

I recently purchased Beautiful Stuff! Learning With Found Materials by Cathy Weisman Topal and Lella Gandini. This is not a how-to book; it’s a documentation of how the authors and teachers worked with early childhood students, in a Reggio Emilia-inspired … Continue reading

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Planning Ahead

Even though my kids have three weeks (too much!) of school left, our minds are on summer. Every summer (and family vacation, and holiday season) I check in with everyone in the family to see what we all want to … Continue reading

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Springing

Spring has finally decided to make an appearance here in Southern New England–the wind stopped and the sun came out all at the same time, and while I’m sure we’ll get into a groove of inside/outside and art activities suited … Continue reading

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Free-Range Creativity

It’s school vacation week. The weather is meh. I’m not sure my toddler slept at all on Monday night. As a result, I wasn’t up to even getting out of the house yesterday. Before much of the morning had progressed, … Continue reading

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Random Acts of Creativity

Shall I call them RACs? Aren’t they fun? One morning last weekend, N came upstairs for breakfast holding a Lego creation in his hand. Inspired by something in his Lego Club, Jr. magazine, he’d decided to create an animal out … Continue reading

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Back

My boys go back to school tomorrow, and I’m not ready to let them go! We had a lovely relaxed week. There was time for this And time for this And this And time for this Which led to this. … Continue reading

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Open-Environment Play

(If my goal is to support my children’s creativity–and that is most definitely my goal–then this takes place not just in the art studio but in all we do. So occasionally I’ll post some other examples of creativity. These will … Continue reading

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