Tagged with less is more summer

Gone Fishing, Once Again

Gone Fishing, Once Again

Once more this year, I’m taking a break from blogging for part of the summer, this time from mid-July until early August. While I’m not doing anything nearly as exciting as last year’s trip to China,  I still hope to return in a few weeks with adventures and insights to share. After all, creativity requires … Continue reading

Less is More #4: Tell Your Stories

Less is More #4: Tell Your Stories

Last year Bruce Feiler published a blog in The New York Times that hit a chord in many families. In it he described research by Drs. Marshall Duke and Robyn Fivush that found the more children knew about their family’s history, the stronger their sense of control over their lives and the higher their self-esteem. … Continue reading

Less is More #3: Unplug and Play a Game

Less is More #3: Unplug and Play a Game

In the quest for a simpler more creative summer, one of the key steps may be to cut (hopefully not literally) the electronic cord. Unplug, at least part of the day, and help children learn games that do not require electronic assistance. Classic Summer Games. A Less-is-More summer could not be complete without some classic … Continue reading

Less is More #2: Play with Stuff

Less is More #2: Play with Stuff

This is the second in a series of posts on strategies for a simpler, yet creative, summer. “Less is More #1” discussed letting children explore the world in search of a bit of adventure. Today I’d like to talk about playing with stuff. Not toys. Stuff. Every parent knows that toddlers are likely to have … Continue reading