Last night was a full moon night. The little one went in to our tiny balcony and back about 7 times, he then plonked himself on a sofa near the window to get a good view. Every few minutes he … Continue reading The Nature Play Store
It’s been a good and hectic couple of months for us here at Artventuretales, as you probably guessed from the quiet around here. Or maybe not :). We were off to a 28 day adventure at Singapore, which I will write about in a separate post or you can read all about it on my instagram account @artventuretales. Once we were back the school grind began and although we still did our activities I never got a chance to document it. With the little one growing up and showing signs of becoming extremely independent (and how! This morning he cried … Continue reading Vegetable Printing for Toddlers
All of us have been down with colds the last couple of weeks, so things have been quiet around the house. Short fuses, since the kids have not been sleeping well, and fights to ensure the medicine goes in, have basically left us no time to do other things. The vacation has started with a bang, but I must say, the going on 5yo, has been finding something or the other to do. He’s been at his legos, wanting to learn how to make his own orange juice and other little things that remind me everyday that he’s growing up. … Continue reading Ice and colour Volcanoes with salt – Summer Ideas
I feel like spring is an underrated season here in India. I have always loved the carpets of yellow by the copper pod flowers, tufts of pink from the rain tree and the bursts of orange and red from the gulmohar. These have given way to more global blooms in new expanding cities like the cherry blossoms and lilac flowers in certain pockets. Being home with the kids, seeing their wonder in these flowers and leaves and the ground filled with colour is truly infectious. The older of my boys gave up his afternoon nap even before he turned 4, … Continue reading Spring, the great outdoors, and a love for colours!
Prompts, invitation to play / create / art are common phrases for open ended set ups that kids can discover and use the way they would like to. The prompt includes materials, medium, cutouts, moulds etc that can guide kids in their play with the provided prompt but does not define what they do with it. For example when setting up a clay prompt you can provide moulds and rollers but not define what the child should do with it. These open ended invitations allow kids to explore and have some fun with these materials, although more often than not … Continue reading Invitation to Create