Children holding hands and dancing
    October 31, 2014
    Art, Music and Child Development in the Age of Technology

      I have been writing all week about young children as quintessential artists – naturally curious and endlessly creative. I have also stressed the fundamental importance of physicality in art a…

    Child doing painting with a brush
    October 30, 2014
    The Eight Best Ways for Children to Learn About Art  

    As I stood looking at an exhibit of toddler art on the wall of my school one day, the parent standing next to me said, “This rivals an installation at the Museum of Modern Art”. It was true; all o…

    Two girls playing a xylophone
    October 29, 2014
    The Eight Best Ways for Children to Learn About Music

      Ever since researchers discovered that fetuses respond to sound in the sixth month of pregnancy, there have been those in the baby biz that have tried to capitalize on this information. New par…

    Child drawing on a wall
    October 28, 2014
    Creative Expression and Child Development

    At a recent get-together of parents, teachers, and community members interested in supporting the arts, we had a dynamic discussion about the importance of creative expression in child development. Th…

    Child's Colorful Painting
    October 27, 2014
    How to Inspire Your Child’s Creative Genius

      Young children are creative dynamos. They surpass adults in their openness to possibility and their willingness to explore without fear. If you give toddlers a drum they immediately create rhyt…