Monday, March 5, 2012

inspiring creativity in my kids (a crayola streaming video chat)

if there is one thing that i hope to encourage in my kids, it is creativity.  i love when my kids have thoughts that are outside the box, when they create whole worlds as they are playing or when they want to do something that is completely different.  my fear is that i will in some way feel too harried or frazzled to encourage their creativity in all the ways that i should.

that is why i am excited about a new opportunity presented by crayola.  this wednesday, march 7, at 9 p.m. est (that is 8 p.m. for those in my time zone; the rest of you will have to do the math yourselves!), crayola and musician, children's author and mom, lisa loeb will have a 45-minute live streaming video chat on the chat on the crayola facebook page.  you may know lise for her number one hit "stay (i missed you)." during the "inside the crayon box" chat, lisa will share personal stories, practical advice and ways she brings a little creative play into every day for her daughter.  if this is something you have been thinking about, like me, you will be glad to know that participants can ask lisa questions during the event, too!

topics will include:
  • why does creativity matter? creativity is not about who is the best artist or becoming an architect. it is a way of thinking that encourages kids´ original ideas and develops their confidence.
  • growing up creative.  lisa will share stories about growing up in a home where creativity was encouraged.
  • simple tips. easy ideas. like most moms, lisa juggles a lot. she´ll share simple, easy ways she sparks her daughter´s creativity as part of their daily routine. 
you may also be interested to know that lisa has a book out, lisa loeb’s silly sing-along: the disappointing pancake and other zany songs (sterling children’sbooks, 2011) available at barnes & noble and  this is a collection of fun activities, games, and recipes along with 10 silly songs on cd recorded by lisa!
here are some videos to help get you thinking about creativity:


i received this information from crayola through myblogspark. regardless, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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