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My son just turned 8 but starting at age six we were planning a vacation to san deigo and when he heard us talking about it his eyes lite up and he said we can go to my old house there. we were like what old house he said the house i used to live in San Diego. I say we never lived there son he says no i lived there before you were my mommy and daddy in Chula Vista I was an old man when i lived there in the 80's maybe we can go see my old house when were there. tell me thats not weird
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I've heard of that method before, but have never tried it. I am planning on trying it though.Will have to try it in the future when my husband and I start a family.
Thanks for the great tip.
I got to spend a little time teaching elementary kids art and they taught me so much. Their capacity for observation and for creating ways to express what they see and feel is pure genius. KIds are born artists and later lose their desire to express themselves due to criticism. The artist in each of them is torn down and usually destroyed by 5th or 6th grade. Art is very personal and when they are told they drew something "wrong" it cuts right to the core. There is never a right or wrong way to make art. Don't try to be too literal with interpreting what they make as you will often embarrass them with your comments.
So what do you say to young artists without sounding patronizing "oh, that's lovely Billy"? You can talk about their use of color, don't tell them grass is green if they made it purple - maybe they didn't have a green crayon or maybe they wanted to make the grass purple.
You can tell them they made interesting shapes, point out strong use of lines that convey energy. You can tell them their work is very expressive and original. Ask them what they drew instead of trying to guess what it is. You'll often find your guesses would have been wrong anyway.
I don't know about children being "more" of anything these days. I think they have always had the capacity you speak of. All I know is they are little geniuses and amazing artists and they are our future.
ETa: I really don't care for the idea of "indigo" or "star children". Aren't they all special?
Or is this another way to divide and separate at even younger ages?edit on 11-1-2014 by Asktheanimals because: (no reason given)