Tuesday, September 18, 2007

A time for imagination

Kids need a time for imagination each day...a time that is not controlled and scheduled by an adult. This is, afterall, childhood. Provide a corner of the home where the child can have easy access to simple art materials, such as: crayons, scissors, paper, glue, stapler, tape, markers, collage items (buttons, cotton balls, scraps of fabric, old greeting cards), and whatever seems appropriate for the age of the child. Freedom of access is imperative. The child can go to this quiet undisturbed corner to create and explore materials as needed. Provide a small trash can to encourage responsible clean-up. It's so easy to do, and holds importance that cannot be calculated or tested.

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MaryAnn Kohl

MaryAnn Kohl
author of twenty books of art projects and activities for kids of all ages


About the Author, Educator, and Presenter

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Bright Ring Publishing was founded in 1985 with the first book by MaryAnn Kohl titled: Scribble Cookies: Creative Independent Art Experiences for Children. MaryAnn is the author of 20 books on art activities for children that value the process of creative art more than the finished product. View MaryAnn's books and sample art activities from all of her books at: http://www.brightring.com

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MaryAnn Kohl is available to travel to your location and host a keynote presentation followed by a hands-on art workshop on the topic of your choice. Favorite presentations currently include: "Enhancing Literacy Through Easy Art Experiences" and "Kids Discover the Great Masters". Check MaryAnn's website for full information on fees and meeting your particular needs. http://www.brightring.com