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Easy Way To Encourage Your Kid’s Creative Spark

Sometimes the most valuable thing you can do for your little ones is not to send them to a top school, or get them a private tutor but to encourage their creativity. In fact, getting in touch with our creative talents has benefits throughout life including being able to better express emotion, as well as a meditative-like quality that brings peace and joy. Even if, for some reason, the kids don’t continue with the artistic activity they did in their youth, just educating them on the value of being creative can stand them in good stead for future hobbies and careers. With all that in mind below you will find some easy ways you can encourage your kid’s creative spark.

Painting

Painting is, of course, the first activity that comes to mind when we think of creativity, and with so many different styles to have a go at it can make a great start for some fun activities that will get the kid’s creative juices flowing.

A simple set of poster paints is a great creative start for kids.

A simple set of poster paints is a great creative start for kids.

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The Staples Of A Far East Dinner Party

Throwing an entertaining dinner party is a chance for you to show your friends and guests the real you. It’s a chance to mingle with the people you’re really interested in or simply share a moment of love and joy. In the West, we often get acclimatized to cuisines from our childhood and the cities or regions that have our favorite cuisines. However international dinner parties where all kinds of new and exciting cuisine are present, are a great opportunity to branch and give your tastebuds something new. Far East cuisine is often honed in to one location; Japan. The land of the rising sun as it is known around the world has a very distinct cuisine that is incidentally, very generous for the Western palate. Unlike some South Asian foods that may be a little too spicy for some, Japanese cuisine has a balance of herbs, spices and simply hearty food you can try out.

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Child-Friendly European Destinations for the Perfect Family Holiday

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Having a child doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve come to the end of an era in terms of travelling. You can take your little one anywhere. If anything, it’s beneficial for them to go on trips every now and then, as it will widen their perspective and open their eyes to new and exciting cultures other than their own. However, that’s not to say that everything will go swimmingly. Obviously, travelling with a little one is more difficult than going it alone or with a group of friends. After all, you’re responsible for another’s happiness, health and wellbeing as your own. However, there are certain destinations that are particularly child-friendly and will ensure that both you and your little one have the perfect break away from the usual routine. Here are a few ideas to get your imagination going. Read the rest of this entry »