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7 ways to encourage creativity in your children

August 24th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

Many of us tend to think that a child is naturally creative but creativity is a skill that all children can learn if shown the right way. From a very young age children have the opportunity to develop the skills they need and creativity is a major part of everything we do in life. Exposing children to art in early life will encourage many skills such as logical-thinking, imagination building, exploration and building their self-confidence.

Here are 7 ways to encourage creativity in your child and see them develop those all-important skills that they will need throughout their lives.

1. Take away technology

Technology does not inspire children to use their imaginations or develop their creativity. Instead of watching a television programme, playin... Read More »

Elocution lessons can benefit your child

April 6th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

How many times has your child said something with such bad use of the English Language it has made you want to scream? There is actually something rather appealing about listening to a child speak eloquently and with a fine tune to their voice.

More and more parents are seeking elocution lessons for their children for a number of different reasons. These reasons could be anything from:

wanting your child to speak eloquently avoid them picking up an accent from somebody that is with them a lot of the time to help them get rid of some of the slang they have picked up to secure a place in a mor... Read More »

The Importance of Arts and Crafts in Child Development

December 29th, 2015 by Anna Michaelidou

Children of all ages love arts and crafts! They love getting creative, messy and admiring their masterpieces when they have finished and the great thing with arts and crafts is that they are aiding their development in many other areas too.

Art and craft is a fundamental part of our everyday lives and encouraging children to learn about them will only benefit them as they get older. Simple things such as:

✔ Baking

✔ Arranging Flowers

✔ Creating Cards

✔ Drawing and Painting

✔ Taking Photos

✔ Scrapbooks

✔ Paper Creations

✔ Decorations

✔ Recycling to create

✔ Home-made Projects

And tons of other creative and imaginative projects to stimulate your child and aid their developme... Read More »

How to Finish that Novel you've Always Wanted to Write

August 2nd, 2013 by Dexter Findley

Got a story in your head that you want to get out? Here are some tips on how to make it come to life.

1. Don't Aspire to Greatness - just be yourself

This is the big one. The first time you write something, don't try to be a literary giant. Don't try to fill your work with deep meaning, timeless commentary or the je ne sais quoi of literature classics. Don't use fancy vocab for the sake of it, and don't have delusions of grandeur. Just be yourself. Nothing kills confidence like the failed grasping of unreachable heights. Better to have simple, readable prose than a mess of attempted complexity. Better to have a good, fun story than a deep, angsty commentary that will ultimately alienate the reader. If you're not enjoying writing your story, chances are nobody's goi... Read More »

Poetry: A Window to the Soul?

May 23rd, 2013 by Dexter Findley

"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words" - Robert Frost

Poetry is a singular art form, caught somewhere between writing and painting, music and sculpture. It has musical resonance, vivid descriptions and emotion at its core. The greatest poems move something within us, paying testament to our shared human experience. Take the following, by Robert Frost:

Whose woods these are I think I know.

His house is in the village though;

He will not see me stopping here

To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer

To... Read More »

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