Responding to Your Child’s Writing with Encouragement

     It isn't easy to know what to say when you young child shows you his latest writing piece.  It might be a letter, a list, or a comic.  Young children might show you a picture with some scribbles and an elementary aged child may have several sentences or several pages depending on her… Continue reading Responding to Your Child’s Writing with Encouragement

A Kid-Friendly Home

     Over the weekend we moved around the furniture in our house in an effort to connect our learning space (formerly the dining room) with the living room to create one learning space.  I like to think of it as a learning studio, where I can tutor students, hold art classes, and a place… Continue reading A Kid-Friendly Home

The Value of Handwork and Handicrafts

"Busy hands, happy heart."      I enjoy creating items with my hands.  I was influenced by my dad who enjoyed to making handicrafts in his free time.  I grew up watching him make beautiful things with his hands.  When he was very young he was ill and my grandparents wouldn't let him go out to… Continue reading The Value of Handwork and Handicrafts