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Childrens Art

What It Looks Like When a Kindergartner Illustrates '80s Songs

Lori Ferraro | Posted 06.27.2015 | Parents
Lori Ferraro

We always have '80s music on in the house, and Sam always sits at the kitchen table with his crayons, markers, paints and paper. Soon, he started to draw more songs

What You Need to Know About Your Baby's Fine Motor Development

Dr. Rebecca Palacios | Posted 08.17.2014 | Parents
Dr. Rebecca Palacios

Once young babies discover their fingers, parents are often thrilled to see their children learn to control those little fingers to grasp, pinch or fist. Child development experts call this process of learning to use the small muscles of the hands and fingers fine motor development.

How My 4-Year-Old Helped Me Create Something Extraordinary

Mica Angela Hendricks | Posted 11.03.2013 | Parents
Mica Angela Hendricks

I learned that if you have a preconceived notion of how something should be, you will always be disappointed. Instead, just go with it, just accept it, because usually, something even more wonderful will come out of it.

Children's Art Exhibition Comes to Brunei: Trish Amichi's 'Big Ones Little Ones' Project

Todd Fine | Posted 12.24.2012 | Impact
Todd Fine

Since 2004, an Australian project called "Big Ones Little Ones" has marshaled the power of the feeling of accomplishment with a focus on special-needs children, the global community and a direct link to Aboriginal Australians.

Creative Kids With Cancer Make Amazing Art

Posted 09.22.2012 | Arts

Shannan Murray has been working at MD Anderson for years. It's more than a job to her -- it's a mission. "My father died of leukemia when I was young ...

'I'm Afraid To Throw Away My Children's Art'

Jessica F. Hinton | Posted 10.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Jessica F. Hinton

All that art was too much. I hated having to make room for it. I hated feeling guilty about it. I hated that all of it, even the lone scribbles done in haste to rationalize her request for a new piece of paper, meant so much to me. I hated that I... was afraid, in fear of what could happen if I threw it away.

How Children Influenced 20th Century Art And Design

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 07.30.2012 | Parents

A world in which designers think about and cater to children -- incorporating ideas of childhood into both their products (from UNICEF campaigns and u...

Inspiring Creativity in Young Children

Dr. Rebecca Palacios | Posted 05.30.2012 | Parents
Dr. Rebecca Palacios

Too often we give children toys and manipulatives that are designed to "do" something interesting, but not to require the child to "do" very much at all!

Praising Children's So-So Creations: A Needlepoint Pillow And A Purple Rock

Lisa McElroy | Posted 03.18.2012 | Parents
Lisa McElroy

My daughter can take pride in doing it "her" way, or she can take pride in doing it the "correct" way. I'm not sure which value to teach.

Children, Violence and Censorship: Children's Art From Gaza

David Moshman | Posted 12.11.2011 | Arts
David Moshman

The Museum of Children's Art (MOCHA) in Oakland, California canceled "A Child's View from Gaza," an exhibition scheduled to open just two weeks later after months of planning. Should child victims of violence draw pictures of what happened to them? Do we want to see those pictures?

Arts Education = Safer Schools and More Prosperous Communities

Kristen Paglia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Kristen Paglia

This week my kids' public elementary school, a high performing school in a "good" neighborhood, was in lockdown (again) for violent intruders on campu...

2010 Through the Eyes of Children (PHOTOS)

Kristen Paglia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Kristen Paglia

These paintings celebrate the unique way in which children are looking and thinking about the world, and serve as reminders to us all to appreciate the daily beauty, wonder, and joy that surrounds us.