So, as with most of the things I do, I jump into them with both feet, stress out a bit, plan, stress, and plan some more. This time I offered to take on a few of my friends 7 year olds for a 3 week camp this summer. The idea of the camp is to put "Imagine Your World" to the test and to see if I can work with kids to foster their creativity through observation of the city we live in by taking field trips, meeting people, drawing in our sketchbooks and then on our activity sheets. So far they learned about an old fashioned thing called "stamps" and "postcards" we took at romp to the loop, make a land called "Candy land" which was immediately adapted into a script for a play that they performed in the backyard, complete with cardboard props. It is great to see how the girls react to the challenges and they have been great as they start to see me as the teacher and not just "Maddie's mom".
Over the next 3 weeks leading up to the book launch, I'll have the grow kids, drawing, playing, and making all to be on display at the Farmers Market launch. I'll also make updates on stores that will be selling the books locally so you and your kids can take the challenge and join our community!