At school I was called a daydreamer, off on another planet, easily distracted. Well you may think this was a little harsh but to me it was like receiving a compliment. Yes I was off on another planet, stretching my imagination, actioning my talents, being curious, challenging myself and loving every minute!
From the time children start school they have fully started the lifelong adventure of friendships. The hard thing for parents and teachers is that their control of friendships diminish with each growing year. So how do we make sure our children choose friends wisely? From our experience we feel children DO need help with social skills. In the early stages experimenting with friends is very important to the child. You may not be surprised that their choices won't always suit you! Opposites are often sought out.
We are becoming a nation of observers that summarise, quantify and standardise. Life is not to be lived as a bystander. It is about touching, smelling, feeling and experiencing. Art frees the shackles of convention and lets you experience that moment in its entirety. Here is a picture of 8 year old William fully immersed in the experience of print making.