Through my contemplations about what it means to be creative I keep going back to one thing: Confidence. Having the confidence to try new things, to explore and to create. I’ve been thinking a lot about things I can do to help my little ones build confidence. A few days ago I came across a […]
Lina Pugsley is a graduate of the Creativity and Change Leadership Program and a candidate for a Masters of Science in Creativity degree from SUNY Buffalo State. For the past 8 years, Lina has been researching and exploring ways to nurture creative skills and attitudes in children to promote creative confidence and resilience. She is passionate about supporting parents on ways to cultivate children's creativity starting in the early years.
Entries by Lina
Thank you to everyone who entered The Artful Parent book giveaway! Congratulation to Kristal, our giveaway winner! When I asked you to leave a comment sharing your favourite childhood artful moment I didn’t realize what a great collection of inspiring stories I would hear. I loved reading each and every one of your artful experiences! I […]
Welcome to the Canadian stop of The Artful Parent Book Blog Tour! I’m happy to announce that I’m hosting my first ever giveaway! I couldn’t have arranged for a more appropriate item to feature; this book is true to my own passion for art and creativity and sharing all of that with my family as […]
I’m so excited to share that I have a copy of the yet to be released book: The Artful Parent: Simple Ways to Fill Your Family’s Life with Art & Creativity to give away to one lucky reader! I received 2 copies in the mail – one to keep and one to give – and […]
It’s fascinating, really, discovering what children will do with materials when left to their own devices. The other day, for example, as we were preparing dinner V ran through the kitchen with wings taped to her arms declaring ‘I can fly! I can fly!’ Which led me to think ‘wow.. all kids really need is their […]
Today’s Super Soul Sunday’s Big Question: “What would you do if you knew you wouldn’t fail?” is a timely follow up to my post last week where I left off asking “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” Oprah interviews Brené Brown, research professor who has “spent the last ten years studying vulnerability, courage, shame, […]
Inspired by the Children’s Creativity Museum in San Francisco, we decided to check out our local Children’s Museum! Totally on a different scale and calibre but overall I’d have to say that our outing was successful. The kids were engaged… They observed… They collaborated… They created… And they practiced critical thinking… My take away from […]
The Importance of Creativity is a video that speaks to my passion for nurturing creativity in children: Our children need key 21st century skills like the four C’s of COMMUNICATION, COLLABORATION, CREATIVITY and CRITICAL THINKING. Oh how I wish there was a Children’s Creativity Museum close to me like this museum that’s in San Francisco! Truly […]
Like all parents in this world, I’m learning as I go along. In the early days of my first child’s craft projects I’d hover over her making sure that she did as she was ‘supposed to’.. putting the marshmallows on the lines just so and making sure the eyes went in the ‘right’ place. I’ve […]
If you make it they will come. And who knows what they will make out of it!? The “it” in this case is play dough and “they” are children! Play dough is fun. It’s easy. It’s open ended. It’s for all ages. It’s therapeutic. It exercises the imagination. It practices fine motor skills. It feels […]
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