Tweens fall somewhere between children and young adults in the book category, and finding material that engages them can be a challenge. So bookmark this site and check back every Wednesday when they will be posting new recommendations
Follow the links for the tutorials, but in essence the actual equipment you need are the dvd player, a video projector, a sound system and a screen- and it’s not as difficult or as expensive as you might think. Also, any investment you make will get used over and over because it’s FUN to do this on a beautiful summer’s eve.
See how enticing you can make this for a teen or adult get-together? Should be a lovely evening for everyone- just be sure to pick a great movie- maybe even an oldie but goodie.
This could be GOLD for the right kid– a child that’s expressed some interest in the family video camera. In a family that’s prepared to give that child access to that camera. Who knows- he or she might just turn out to be the next Stephen Spielberg!
These 3 kids have created tutorials for other kids on how to make videos. And done it well enough to really inspire others to learn the tricks and techniques.
This activity will put your child on the other side of the video screen, introducing a whole new world to be explored. A new hobby, maybe even a new vocation. It IS our parental job to introtoduce new things and new opportunities to explore.
If you’ve got a budding artist creating away at your kitchen table, you need to take a look at this marvelous board over on Pinterest. It has a fabulous collection of children’s books about art and various well know artists.
If nothing else, books like these will introduce young kids to different styles of art that they’ll no doubt try to copy and perhaps incorporate into their own work. Or, they’ll take it further and learn about the people and the movements, and they’ll be reading. It’s all good.
What a simple idea for a little summer learning to stop that ‘summer slide’! Have a jar for each child, geared to their language level. Everybody grabs a word on the way out the door in the morning, and everybody shares their word, it’s spelling and definition that night at dinner. Maybe even use it in a sentence.
It occurs to me that presenting healthy foods to our kids at home isn’t really sufficient to teaching them how to eat healthy and develop the right life-long habits. We need to actively teach them what constitutes a good diet, that they have to read labels, and about the ‘deceptions’ that pervade in restaurants and even the supermarket. To wit…