Guest Post: The Creator’s Workshop: Save That Box

 From the moment they are born children are creative; they experiment and create with their minds, bodies and voices.  As children grow, and develop physically and emotionally, their creativity expands and extends to expressions in play, on paper, with play-dough, etc.  The avenues are endless. Encouraging and fostering a child’s innate creativity has many benefits, Read More

The Value of a Cardboard Box

I can’t tell you how many times I hear from parents and friends that they bought their child a wonderful new toy, and the child was more fascinated by the cardboard box.  My father, beaming with pride, recounts the story of buying a new refrigerator in the late 1970’s and giving my ecstatic brother the Read More

My Favorite Things: Finger Crayons for Toddlers

When introducing crayons to toddlers, finger crayons are my first choice.  These crayons are perfectly sized for small hands and can fit in a child’s palm or on their finger.  From a developmental standpoint, finger crayons are great for working on finger isolation, whole hand grip and general fine motor skills.  They can also be stacked Read More