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Out of Season

The photo on this blog was taken this time of year at Hilton Head–after labor Day, after the season ends. Now the place has old folks like ourselves, and people with pre-schoolers–and of course a few who homeschool.

I am particularly drawn to those who are introducing their little ones to the ocean for the first time. I love to watch how gently¬† some introduce the reluctant ones–the children who fear what they do not know. If only we could show that love to others who fear the unknown, if only we could be more tolerant of the unknown ourselves, and recall those fears and how perfect love cast them away from us and let us experience the joy of discovery.

Love is never out of season.

Art–Add it to your menu

Of course you put your children’s artwork up. But what about introducing them to the great masters? Even if you don’t live in a city where great art is on display, you can add art to the menu by taking high quality art books out of the library and oouring over them withyoru chld. Buiy postcards of art and put them up in the child’s room. Right alongside the posters and other “kiddie” items.

Art lets us breathe new air. It takes us into new visual worlds and stimulates the mind. The leaps of imaginatio¬† great scientists make are often compared to the leaps of imagination made by an artist. So, give your child a math and science boost–take him or her to an art exhibit today–online, in a book or in real life (best if you can).