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Drawing to Music with Children – Combining Music and Art

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***The Arts and Children Series: Ideas for Music with Art***

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          The Artful Parent is a veritable treasure chest of ideas for doing art with your kids. This post is a guest blog by an Artful Parent reader and offers ideas for drawing to music that I have used in the past with students and use frequently myself in my art work. Use the opportunity to explore the world of creativity in this blog.

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Kids Art Games – 12 Fun Games to Play for Connection and Creativity

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***Children and Creativity Series: Resources for Parents and Teachers***

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          Parent and teachers can never have access to too many ideas for encouraging creativity in children. Today’s post is from one of my favorite resources, The Artful Parent. Try some of these ideas today.

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“Kids art games are fun, encourage creativity, and are easy to fit in whenever and wherever. Here are 12+ art games for kids to try one on one or in a group.”

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Drawing to Music with Children – Combining Music and Art

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Music and Drawing Together, Great Explorations for Children:

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          This is a wonderful suggestion from one of my favorite resources, The Artful Parent. She shares her experience of having her own young daughters combine drawing with listening to music. This is something we all should try, young and old alike. It shakes out our creativity and loosens the imagination.

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“Drawing to music with children is one way to explore synaesthesia and the and the ways in which we can perceive and interpret sounds visually.”

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Musical Gifts for Kids

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Musical Gifts, Taking Your Children to New Heights:

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          The two best gifts for young people are books and music, especially musical instruments that will open new possibilities to them. The Artful Parent, one of my favorite resources, shares this wonderful list from Kari Richmond, a music teacher and mother. Introduce a child you know to music this holiday season.

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“These ideas for musical gifts for kids are hand-picked by musician, music teacher, and mother Kari Richmond. These are especially good for younger children.”

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Kids Art Kits :: 6 DIY Gifts to Inspire Creativity

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The Best Kind of Gift to Stimulate Creativity in Children:

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          The best possible gifts for young people are those that stimulate their inner creativity. This post is a great resource for putting together DIY art kits for children. The Artful Parent is always a great treasure chest of ideas for helping kids develop in the best ways possible. It would be a great idea to do this for adults as well.

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“Kids art kits are easy to assemble and a great gift for encouraging creativity. These DIY art kits are arranged around themes — drawing, painting, collage.”

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Drawing to Music with Children

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October Is for Creativity, Part 2:

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        The Artful Parent always has great ideas for working with children that are easy to implement. Both parents and teachers should try this drawing to music approach! Kudos for another creative share!

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“Drawing to music with children is one way to explore synaesthesia and the and the ways in which we can perceive and interpret sounds visually.”

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The Benefits of Art for Kids

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Why All Kids Need Art:

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     The Artful Parent is one of my favorite resources for ideas and information about the arts for kids. If you are a parent or a teacher, you need to subscribe to this great apothecary of ideas.

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“The benefits of art for kids are many and include problem-solving abilities, creativity, literacy, fine & gross motor skills, connection, and understanding.”

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