After living in Barcelona for a year and a half, here are five of the major differences we’ve noticed between schools in Spain versus US schools. … More Five Differences Between Schools in Spain Versus US Schools
Read and draw activities are a great way for young readers to practice reading comprehension. As we head toward the first day of school, here’s a fun back to school drawing prompt for elementary school students. … More Read and Draw Activity: Back to School
Art Education Is on the Decline Art education has been on the decline for years in U.S. schools, even though most Americans say they believe in the benefits of art education. In 2008, just 49.5 percent of 18-year-olds reported receiving “any art education in childhood,” which is down from 64.6 percent in 1982, according to … More The Benefits of Art Education in Schools
Among adults, drawing is generally viewed as a hobby or an activity restricted to artists alone, but research has uncovered many benefits of drawing for both kids and adults. Several research studies over many years have demonstrated why drawing is important and how it can improve our lives on many levels. … More The Benefits of Drawing: How Drawing Can Improve Our Lives
I recently posted a list of books to read to toddlers who are active and wiggly during storytime. Today, I’ll share some tips for reading to active toddlers. Reading to a wiggly toddler can be a challenge, but here are some ideas on how to read to an active toddler.