Are We Over Scheduling Our Children?
When I imagine childhood, I think Calvin and Hobbes. I imagine flights of imagination, constant expression, adventure and a thrill of exploring the world in my own brain. I imagine Charlie Brown and Snoopy and the endlessness of their free time which is unaccounted for. I imagine staring at the stars and the clouds and wondering what my next flight in space will look like. And yet, this is not how the childhood of our children looks like. There is tennis, there is piano, ther
#3/100 days of creativity: Build A Story
We are in the 3rd day of creativity and today we are doing a group activity to build not only our creative storytelling skills but also our lateral thinking skills. Story telling is the backbone of any creative communication. Writing a story typically means defining characters, creating a plot and ending it effectively. In today's activity we are going to write a story but not alone but as a team. Creativity works differently when its collaborative. You can do this activity a
#2/100 Days Of Creativity: Whats The Word?
Day 2 of creativity is an interesting exercise to stretch your limits. Do it as a family and let your imagination go wild. Exercise: Ever been in a zoo and seen two animals looking at each other or looking back at you or seemingly in a conversation with each other. Did you wonder what they could be speaking about? Have you ever tried understanding their expressions? Wondered what could they be saying about you? Today let's put words in these animals mouth. Take the following
#1/100 Days Of Creativity: I Do A Haiku
One of the primary methods of maintaining creative fire is to unleash that poet within. You can do this exercise as a family. Your first day of creativity is all about creating a haiku. What is a haiku? A haiku is a form of poetry that follows these simple rules: 3 lines Line 1: 5 syllables Line 2: 7 syllables Line 3: 5 syllables The 5-7-5 is the only rule. The poem doesn't have to rhyme. Your task on Day 1 is to create a haiku on the following 5 subjects: Breakfast The best