I got an email from MyBlogSparks announcing the following:
The first “Inside the Crayon Box” live chat is Wednesday, March 7 at 9 p.m. EST. Join Crayola and musician, children´s author and mom, Lisa Loeb for a 45-minute live streaming video chat on the Crayola Facebook Page. Lisa, best-known for her number one hit “Stay (I Missed You),” will share personal stories, practical advice and ways she brings a little creative play into every day for her daughter. Participants can ask Lisa questions during the event, too!
Interested in the topics to be covered during the chat?
- Why Does Creativity Matter? Creativity is not about who is the best artist or becoming an architect. It´s a way of thinking that encourages kids´ original ideas and develops their confidence.
- Growing Up Creative. Lisa will share stories about growing up in a home where creativity was encouraged.
- Simple Tips. Easy Ideas. Like most moms, Lisa juggles a lot. She´ll share simple, easy ways she sparks her daughter´s creativity as part of their daily routine.
I am so excited to hear about Crayola’s initiative to inspire our children to create, use their imaginations and engage in original thinking. We don’t allow our kids enough opportunity for developing these skills.
I applaud you, Crayola, and plan to see you Inside the Crayon Box on March 7 @ 9 pm Eastern time. I am fairly confident that the chat will fire me up sufficiently to inspire a full blown rant about our over-scheduled, over-supervised childhoods in America today! So, stay tuned.
(If you are interested in this topic, Crayola produced another great video which includes educators’ perspectives on why art is so important to developing minds. See it here.)