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Add a Little Drama to Their Lives

The world of drama in all its different forms is a great tool for families who want their children to make their own fun. While we often think of drama taking place in theatres with a cast of tens or more, there are lots and lots of ways to incorporate creative drama games and activities in your own home. And it’s a ton of fun! 

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Beyond Finger Painting: 12 Benefits of Exposing Your Children to Fine Arts

As our school classrooms become more and more focused on reading and writing excellence, our children may be missing out on some of the most important skills they can learn: the appreciation of and active participation in the arts!

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Raising a Writer - 10 Tips to Champion Your Young Scribbler

Do you think you have a budding writer under your roof? Well, never fear. Writing has evolved quite a bit in recent decades and the information-age provides all kinds of promising options for writers in the future, which have never existed before. Still, I’m sure you want your scribbler to take a gradual approach.

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Music to Your Ears - The Benefits of Music Lessons

Piano lessons were not an option for me as a child. As a trained musician, my father insisted his four daughters start piano lessons at an early age. I didn’t always enjoy it, and often grumbled about the mandated practice sessions before and after school. My teacher was strict and had high expectations of his students, but I’m thankful today that piano lessons were a requirement my parents didn’t budge on.

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