Art at One Year Old

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At 12 months, Moon is eager to use a utensil at mealtimes. I interpreted this tool use as an indicator that she may be interested in using a tool with art materials too.   I offered Moon a brush and red watercolor at the table, where her sister was already painting.     Next time […]

Including Infants in Traditions


Family traditions counter alienation and confusion. They help us define who we are; they provide something steady, reliable and safe in a confusing world.                                                                  -Susan Lieberman Even though this is our second holiday season with a little one, Mike and are are still trying to establish some family traditions.  The one […]

Watercolor . . . The First Paint


Infancy is a time of discovery, a time when practically every experience is a new one, with so many new ideas and materials for infants to digest! As such, I’m always on the lookout for interesting play experiences with the familiar so that children can play, perhaps, beyond the discovery stage. Group Care In the […]