archive for April, 2010
If you don’t know about Mo Willems, you’re missing out. His books are smart, clever and break all the right rules of children’s books. For example, why does the main character have to be a bunny or a mouse? Why not a naked mole rat? He’s had a New York Times Bestseller, received several Caldecott Honors and even won 6 Emmys from his days as a writer and animator for Sesame Street. We love him, and you will too. Get ‘em here.
I’ve been sitting on this post for months because it didn’t seem fair to get people excited about trying some of these fun ideas and then not be able to get outside to do it (without risking hypothermia). Well ladies and gentleman, Spring has sprung!
Quite a few years back my wife, looking for a gift for her 10-year-old (at the time) niece who was visiting us in New York, bought the activity book called Tricky Pix (by Klutz). They had an absolute blast. These are a few examples of their efforts.
German photographer Jan von Holleben has made a career out of this kind of playful camera trickery. His images will undoubtedly provide you with plenty of ideas for trying some creative stunts with your kids.