Happy Kids #4 Reading and Story-tellingMonday, February 06, 2012
Well, this afternoon, my 10yo's imagination must be on hyper drive. He was exceedingly giddy.He was in the creative mindset which made him compose his first piano piece, which he named "Floating Stars." (I suggested that he names the song "Marshmallows" since I found out that he had quite a few marshmallows at our neighbor's house.)
But his mind was set. So here's "Floating Stars". Enjoy!
While reading about Child Development, I learned about Marla Olmstead, a10yo child who started painting at the age of 2, and had sold her paintings at age 4 for tens and thousands of dollars! Pretty interesting story I suggest you read.
While reading about child development in my daughter's nursing books on Human Development, I bumped into this list of suggestions or reminders on interacting with children. ( I could use a few reminding myself!)
- Respect children’s questions and ideas, and their right to initiate their own learning.