Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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Wednesday Wanderings

Friday Finds will now become Wednesday Wanderings! On Wednesdays from now on, I'll post the various articles and links that I've found interesting throughout the previous week, and on Fridays I will only be posting my "This Moment" pictures. That way there won't be two posts on Friday. Enjoy!

I don't know how I feel about this, but one author believes that you can teach and assess creativity in students.

Remember the test which involves giving a very young child a marshmallow and telling them that if they wait to eat it for ten minutes then they can have another one? Now some scientists are saying that a child's chances of success are not based on willpower alone.

Here are eleven authors who absolutely adored cats. Look at Hemingway feeding his beloved feline at the breakfast table! Awwwwww.

This idea makes me want to run out to thrift stores and buy up tons of cute cups so I can make one right away! Teacup gardens would make great gifts.

Children all over the world play with toys. Some children just have more or less toys than others. Here are photos of children with their most prized possessions. More proof that kids don't need a lot to be happy!

"What would it look like if I pulled back on the proverbial throttle in order make space and create a different family culture? One that values creativity over efficiency. One that values exploration over end product. One that values the imagination of a child more than the opinion of others. The goal is not to create an environment where children have no limits, guidance, or direction. And it's not to perpetuate the modern myth that self-expression is the ultimate form (or goal) of creativity. Our children are children. They need their parents' help in understanding their place in the world." From "Confessions of a Helicopter Parent".

Feel like you're stuck in a brain rut? Are your mental gears getting rusty? Here are nine great ways to get your creative thinking going again! 

This recipe for home-made Cadbury Cream Eggs looks delicious. Just in time for Easter! Yummmmmmm.