Oh, the hot days of summer! As educators, this is the calm before the August storm, and for parents this is the time when boredom begins to set in. I recently read two articles that rejuvenated two “old-fashion” ideas/activities: coloring and reading to our children (no matter what the age).
The cover story of this past Sunday’s Parade magazine features coloring with an emphasis on how many high-level managers find coloring a way to de-stress. For whatever reason, coloring, even outside the lines, brings a “harmony” to one’s self. I thought it interesting that this simple pleasure we all loved when we were young seems to have carried over to our adult years! I then asked myself, are kids still coloring?? I sure hope so. Even in this digital age, Walmart and office supply stores seem to have volumes of coloring books and crayons for sale, which to me is a good sign that not everyone has forgotten the non-digital world.