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13 Apps to Inspire Creativity

If you haven’t fallen off the resolutions wagon yet… congrats. If as soon as week one ended, so did your good intentions, we totally hear you. But one resolution that’s always worth keeping is continually trying to bring creativity to your life every day. In our obsession with doing just that, …

Creativity

EXERCISE AND ACTIVITY IS GOOD FOR CREATIVITY

<b>EXERCISE AND ACTIVITY IS GOOD FOR CREATIVITY</b><p>What a great article on the connection between physical activity and creative thinking.<p>Some interesting snippets:<p>* I'm not the only one who gets creative while exercising outdoors. Last year I spoke with singer Sarah McLachlan, an avid runner, who told me she likes to write lyrics in her head while being bipedal in the wilderness.<br>* "It is beneficial to get away from the technology-rich environment," Atchley explained. "Reading email and checking your …

Number of chemicals linked to autism and other disorders doubled in past 7 years, study shows

The number of industrial chemicals with known links to neurodevelopmental disabilities like autism has more than doubled in the past seven years, according to new research published in <i>The Lancet Neurology</i>.<p>As rates of autism and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increase worldwide, …

Photographer Explores Beauty Through Facial Symmetry

Both Sides Of is a series by photographer Alex John Beck that explores the definition of physical beauty. Each image in the British-born, New York-based photographer's collection is a composite offering two sets of symmetrical faces. One image takes the left half of the subject's face and mirrors …

Photography

15 FINE MOTOR ACTIVITIES FOR TODDLERS! http://kidsactivitiesblog.com/49752/fine-motor-activities-for-toddlers Oh so many fun things to do with the little ones to increase coordination while having fun!

100th Day of School Ideas! http://imaginationsoup.net/2014/02/celebrate-100th-day-school/

Invitation to Play - Poking and Balancing

It feels good to put some of that excess styrofoam from toys and packages to good use. This invitation to play is simple and effective. Great for …

Closing The 'Word Gap' Between Rich And Poor

<b>Listen · 6:29</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>In the early 1990s, a team of researchers decided to follow about 40 volunteer families — some poor, some middle class, some rich — during the first three years of their new children's lives. Every month, the researchers recorded an hour of sound …

Our Crafting Box

Share the post "Our Crafting Box"<p>Boo has always enjoyed getting crafty and creative, and Little Man at 15 months, is also starting to show an …

What Neuroscience Says About The Link Between Creativity And Madness

New research sheds more light on the strong ties between an original mind and a troubled one.<p>The idea that very creative people are also a little crazy has been around since humanity’s earliest days. In ancient Greece, Plato noted the eccentricities of poets and playwrights, and Aristotle saw that …

Creativity

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Air Crash Investigations | Inc.com

A quick search on the word “failure” in <i>Inc’s</i> archive returns close to 3,000 results, most offering advice on how to celebrate failure, cope with it, or most bafflingly, aspire to it. The reasoning here is that most successful people claim they simply could not have achieved their greatness without …

Entrepreneurship

Cranberry, Pomegranate, & Green Tea Holiday Spritzer

Even the phrase <i>holiday spritzer</i> can put the mind in a beautiful place. A place where twinkle lights shine bright in every corner, and the sound of …

Lego Architecture Studio

There's no denying that the Lego Architecture series serves as an excellent excuse for big kids to get their hands on a classic children's toy. Just like those days of Lego Star Fighters; you diligently follow each step, patiently trying not to skip ahead until you're done. But a puzzle that comes …

Lego

DIY Wood Instruments

While built with objects easily found in a craft store, this project is a bit of a time investment (couple of hours), particularly when prepping all …

Art Activities to Rotate (at Two Years)

Sometime I lack ideas of what to rotate on Otis's art shelves - so I decided to make a list. I find there are lots of advantages of rotating art …

diy {dinner questions jar}

Well I’m not really crafting much these days. Actually, I started making a weighted blanket for Little One two weeks ago. The online tutorial I found …

Printable Summer Constellation Map

First, The Summer Triangle<p>Start with the Summer Triangle – the three brightest stars in the summer sky in the Nothern Hemisphere. The easiest one to …

DIY Constellation Flashlight

Now that the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer, we’re looking for more ways to keep our little guy occupied after the sun …

5 Homemade Christmas Ornaments for Children to Make - Festive Friday!

<b>This week’s Festive Friday features a guest post by Maggy Woodley of Red Ted Art. I’m delighted to have her here sharing some ideas for Christmas</b> …

12 creative advent calendars

Such a festive concept behind this advent calendar that Dawanda makes. It would be easy to recreate at home with a collection of white boxes and …

printable pyramid advent calendar

Advent is starting in just over two weeks! Can you believe it? Every year our family works hard to celebrate in simple ways together and advent …

Mom starts nonprofit to bring art education to kids

Barbara Allen had worked in some of the finest museums, but was a stay-at-home mom for 20 years. Then she and her son Roger were inspired by dwindling art programs in Philadelphia to start a nonprofit, Fresh Artists, to get kids making masterpieces. NBC’s Jane Pauley reports.

Nonprofits

The Beautiful Way To Store All The Art Projects Your Kids Bring Home

For some parents, it's not "back-to-school" time. For some parents, it's just "go-to-school" time. These moms and dads have kids starting school for the first time EVER. And if you are one of those parents, I'd like to congratulate you. I'd also like to warn you about something. Your kids are going …

Parenting

Dad Collaborates With Kids on Adorable Works of Art – They Draw, He Colors

An adorable art project between a father and his children takes place once a month.<p>The kids draw an outline picture. Then, when dad hops on a plane for a 10-day business trip each month, he colors in the artwork, making it look like the child’s drawing is part of an illustrated book.<p>Image source: …