Articles Written By: Lauren Perelmuter

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The Art of Summer

The Art of Summer

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summer, childhood, leisure and people concept - happy little boyHappy Summer! It’s my favorite time of the year and I again ask how can the school year go by so quickly!?

As my boys continue to grow up, each summer I ask myself how can I provide the best experiences and memories for them. Each year it really varies. I know I need some structure this year so yes to some camps and classes, but I am also dedicated to giving them more open ended time then in the years past.

Coloring In The Lines

Coloring In The Lines

How many times have we all heard parents say to their child, “color in the lines.” The demand to “stay within the lines” usually starts with preschool and is often reiterated through early elementary school as children learn how to work spatially, visually and learn to express themselves.

A Commitment To Play

A Commitment To Play

As we kick off 2017, what a great opportunity to renew our commitment to the Art of Play. Our culture is filled with “busyness”…classes, homework, the driving to and from and more. I know that the intensity of the school year no matter if your child is in preschool or middle school is just jammed…

The Mindful School Year Ahead

The Mindful School Year Ahead

Happy Fall! September is here and we are off and running towards another school year filled with academics, activities, sports, tutoring, and more. Each and every year I dedicate my fall column to my personal promise of not over scheduling my own two boys and this year is no different. Balance is the key and…

The Lazy Days of Summer

The Lazy Days of Summer

Growing up, I have great memories of summer: the beach, friends over for swim parties, my mom cutting up peaches for us, sleep overs, art classes, Yosemite, and BBQ’s. I know I attended a few camps, but nothing as specialized like the options of today….I remember the camps were local, outdoors, had lots of running…

Bringing the Fun Back into Play

Bringing the Fun Back into Play

Happy spring! My two favorite seasons are upon us, spring and summer, and it always inspires me to take the time to ensure my boys will have a great end of the school year and summer. The school year, even from preschool through kindergarten on, is filled with scheduled activities, homework, family demands and more.…

Mindfulness in Today’s Busy World

Mindfulness in Today’s Busy World

Do you remember when you were young and wanted to show or tell your parents all the new things you had just seen or learned. If you were skating, had a dance performance, made a goal or just wanted to show how you did a cartwheel, showing your parents what you learned, or experienced, was…

Patience in Your Pocket

Patience in Your Pocket

When one of my sons was young, he cried easily when things didn’t go his way: not getting his favorite flavor of juice box, not being able to sit in the back seat without a booster or not being able to go to his older brother’s friend’s house to play. We had a phrase in…

Let’s Pass it On: Thoughtfulness. Kindness. Hope

Let’s Pass it On: Thoughtfulness. Kindness. Hope

Happy Holidays to our fantastic readers, artists and families! Amazing things have happened here at the Art To Grow On Inc. offices since I last wrote to you. It was a “normal” spring day at our offices – a day filled with preparing lessons, organizing supplies and the excitement of getting ready to teach! Then,…

Everyone is an Artist

Everyone is an Artist

How many of us have said, “I can’t draw a straight line” or “I am not an artist”. I’m sure many of you reading this right now would agree.. When we work with adults in our creativity and art workshops, it is honestly extremely common. Somehow, somewhere, we have been told we are not an…

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