Jack was a happy baby with a big belly laugh he used with great regularity. He was a curious and adventurous toddler with a booming personality and the voice to go with it. His first few years of school were filled with curiosity and the desire to learn. Then, his voice became quiet, his
They file into the studio and choose their seats. They are the latest Wacky Workshops students (aged five to 12) and they’re drawing a picture of their favourite toy. This was the first activity in a toy-making workshop. A way to keep them busy and get into a creative groove while waiting for the
If you think your children are not hearing and paying attention to all the stories of doom and gloom for the planet, think again. Those little minds are like sponges and take in all the information around them. And it scares them. More than that, those stories can potentially rob your children of
There is no doubt that creating art, in any form, can help children learn and become more self-confident and independent. There is even evidence that enjoying creative activities can improve health. It’s a wonderful feeling to be focused on a creation, in a world of your own, enjoying the solitude and immersed in
Our children are becoming less creative and it could be affecting their ability to learn. Isn’t that a horrifying thought? Studies have shown that children’s creativity tends to decrease with age. Most notably from kindergarten to grade three.