The creative child

The creative child

A teacher asked a class of 6 year olds to draw horses. One child drew a blue horse. When the teacher saw it, the teacher said “that’s wrong!”.
The teacher didn’t know that the painting ‘The Large Blue Horse’ by Franz Mark was hanging in the little ones home.

We need to accept our little ones creativity, take the time to experience it with them, rather than judging their work in a pass or fail attitude.

I wonder what the affect this comment had upon the child’s ability to express themselves?

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Brisbane- the child friendly city

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I just visited Brisbane and was amazed at the amount of work that has gone in to make this city family friendly. A large man made beach in the city seemed a bizarre idea, but it is perfect for children to learn to swim, play and enjoy a warm, fun and safe environment. The park also includes cultural areas, a rainforest, food and picnic areas.

The great teacher

“I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.” –John Steinbeck