Who among us couldn’t use a little more calm in our lives? With the release and spectacular success of Johanna Basford’s “Secret Garden,” the adult coloring book craze has taken off. And they are EVERYWHERE! There have even been TED Talks on the benefits of coloring and doodling. Of course, art therapy has been touted … Continue reading “The Magic of Adult Coloring and Doodling”
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One of my absolute favorite things to do as a kid was to gather my crayons and paper and plunk myself down to color a new masterpiece. Little did I know that this creative hobby of mine had a positive effect on my development. When children draw shapes, color within the lines and cut out patterns, they’re … Continue reading “Coloring is for Everyone!”
Monday, November 13 › 6-7 p.m.
Callaway County Public Library, Friends Room
Have you ever heard of bathtub crayons? They’re these cool drawing tools that allow kids to scribble on the tub, and they are a great for incentive for kids to get in and stay in their bath. When bath time is over, just rise the marks off, and you have a clean slate. These crayons can be … Continue reading “DIY Bathtub Fun”
Many families are now facing the sometimes daunting task of starting a new school year. Older children have picked out school supplies, are looking over class schedules and are getting reconnected with peers. Many young children are starting kindergarten, preschool or daycare for the first time. For those little ones who haven’t experienced big transitions before, this can be both a … Continue reading “New School Year Book List”
For many of us, summer vacation is drawing to an end, and the new school year is just around the corner. Before you start packing those backpacks, there is one last major event to celebrate this summer – the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro! Here are some fun facts to share with your children about the Summer … Continue reading “Winning Books for the Summer Olympics”
Wow! The summer heat is already in full swing, and August is promising to be even hotter! One way that I like to beat the heat is to face it head on by going outside and splashing around. You can do this too by going to the beach or the pool to catch some waves, or you can … Continue reading “Beat the Heat”
Oh, summer car trips. They’re those wonderful times when the whole family piles into a vehicle, heading off on a grand adventure! While the travel destination is usually exciting, the long hours in the car can become dull and monotonous. Want to spice up your family car trip? Here are some great games and ideas to make … Continue reading “Family Games for Road Trips”
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It’s spring time! Most people look forward to sunshine, warmth, rain, rainbows and flowers. But spring also brings severe storms. If you have a young one in school, it’s likely that they have practiced where to go and what to do if a severe storm or tornado strikes, but do you have a plan at … Continue reading “Severe Weather Plan”