Creative Table: Leaves and Glue

Creative Table with Leaves and Glue

This post is sponsored by New York Life. One way to pass along good is through Life Lessons: Simple but important truths that guide our everyday actions. In an effort to help you minimize holiday stress, through the end of the year, we'll share some of our favorite, simple Creative Table invitations. Today's set-up was inspired by a parent-led project at my daughter's … [Read more...]

Creative Inspiration

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This is our second installment of Creative Inspiration. Today we have some inspiring holiday ideas, articles, and new blog posts to share. Enjoy, and as always, please let me know what you think! Education and Creativity Articles Is Creativity in Decline? A longitudinal research study from the University of Washington Information School and Harvard University show that … [Read more...]

Creative Table: Doilies and Scissors

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With the stressful holidays coming upon us, I thought it would be a great time to introduce a few of our favorite easy and simple Creative Table Invitations. If you're not familiar, Creative Table Invitations are essentially open-ended set-ups or provocations that invite children to explore materials, test ideas, and experiment with techniques...in their own way and on their … [Read more...]

Exploralab by the Exploratorium, Book Review

Exploralab Book

We were sent a free copy of Exploralab to review, but all ideas shared here are our own. This post contains Amazon affiliate links. We were thrilled to get an advance copy of Exploralab by The Exploratorium (Weldon Owen, September 2013) to review for our readers. Do you know about the Exploratorium in San Francisco, or have you ever been? In a nutshell, the Exploratorium … [Read more...]

DIY Activity Advent Calendar

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{This post was first shared in November, 2010...and we've updated it for 2013!} When the winter holidays come around, our family gets into a deep DIY groove. How about you? In that spirit, making an advent calendar is a great way to introduce children to the less commercial side of Christmas through hands-on making. Although my kids adore their chocolate-filled advent … [Read more...]