Design a Creative Space for your Child
The New Playroom is a beautiful 34-page colour guide by a kindergarten teacher who trained in the Italian method of Reggio Emilia. Learn how to design a creative space, even in a bedroom corner.
Design a creative space for your child, so that when it’s chilly or raining or your child just wants some indoor time, he or she can retreat to paint and play, rather than veg out in front of computer games.
Remove small parts/batteries (stores that sell them must take all brands back). Supervise younger children and keep art materials away from pets and very young children. Coccoinais a nontoxic glue (avoid tin version, it contains boar bristles). All glue is toxic to pets.
Use Kaia Natural Watercolour Paints (shipped from The Netherlands, these beautiful paints are all vegan, biodegradable and packed in cardboard pots). The post links to recycled papers and vegan watercolour brush sets.
- Natural Pavement Chalk is a Germany brand of chunky chalk to use on blackboards. Almost dust-free, it’s nontoxic and vegan and washable, in 7 colours. Age 3 plus.
- Natural Earth Paint offers powder paints made from earth, minerals and plants, ideal to paint with fingers. Mix with water to make a creamy tempera like paint, add more paint to make watercolours.
Did you know that many crayons are made from paraffin or pork?