What I’m sharing in this article comes from my own experience of figuring out what works best in my own family. This project documents each of my child’s school year in a personal yearbook which is filled with monthly pages capturing their handwriting, thoughts about school and the world they live in, photos of them highlighting field trips, sport activities and other school events, and artwork collected throughout the school year.
To us as parents, the best gifts from our children are the ones they make themselves. Around our house we spend much of our time drawing, painting and crafting. My older daughter is an artist and this is what she does all her time when she is not outside or at school or having play dates with her friends.