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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Creativity Starts At Home - Join Lisa Loeb and Crayola “Inside the Crayon Box” LIVE

Creativity matters and I don't think anyone knows that better than bloggers.  I mean really, that's what we're all about, right.  When better to stir the soul of creativity then during childhood.  Children are so open and uninhibited.  I really think spending time encouraging creativity in our children will guide them into a world of bigger and brighter possibilities.
That's why I'm excited to share some news with you about an upcoming event that is going to focus on inspiring your little ones to become creatively alive with the help of Crayola.
Creativity matters. It´s a skill that all children can learn and when it´s practiced every day, kids become the critical thinkers, problem solvers, and leaders in the classroom, and they´re better prepared for professions of the 21st century.

Crayola wants every child to be creatively alive, so they´re inviting parents "Inside the Crayon Box," for a special live chat with celebrities and trusted parenting experts that will inspire and spark ideas to expand your child´s creative thinking. If you find yourself looking for new ways to inspire your children to express their ideas and build their creativity, you´ll want to join us to learn and share!

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 as personal stories, practical advice and ways she brings a little creative play into every day for her daughter.   The people at Crayola want to hear from you - participants will be able to ask Lisa questions during the live event!

Interested in the topics to be covered during the chat?

  • Why Does Creativity Matter? Creativity is not about who´s the best artists 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.
Just in case you miss the Crayola "Inside the Crayon Box" event, check out the Crayola YouTube Channel where the session will be posted.  Crayola has a great you tube page with lots of videos that you'll want to check out.

To learn more about the tools from Crayola that make it easy for parents to help children develop their creativity www.Crayola.com and like Crayola on Facebook!
Also, be sure to check out Lisa´s book Lisa Loeb´s Silly Sing-Along: The Disappointing Pancake and Other Zany Songs (Sterling Children´s Books, 2011) available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com. Sing, laugh, and play with pop Lisa in this fabulous collection of ten of the silliest songs ever. Fun activities, games, and recipes accompany whimsical songs. Take Lisa's Silly Sing-Along with you wherever you go and get the high-spirited good times started. Includes a 10-song CD recorded by Lisa!

I really hope you encourage your children to appreciate the arts.  It all starts at home.

Disclaimer: This info was provided to me by Crayola through MyBlogSpark


  1. My grandbabies love to color! Actually my oldest granddaughter who is 7 is quite creative. Love to see the little ones create! Thanks for sharing the post. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  2. Great job posting about creativity and its importance. This event sounds great. If I can, I will listen in. Hope you are doing well, Suzanne.