You must share this recipe with your children & grandchildren
Here is why:
Art can improve a child’s life. Art has been proven to boost creativity, self-esteem, self-confidence, working memory, problem-solving skills… When your child brings home artwork from school, you display it on the refrigerator door because you love her and want to build up her self-esteem. This backpack is like a mobile refrigerator door. Her friends, teachers and parents can now see and appreciate the artwork. She feels a sense of pride and accomplishment. It’s a big boost to her self-esteem, confidence and creativity. Imagine your child sitting on a kitchen table or on the floor, drawing his imagination, focusing, choosing the right color marker, smiling, and showing you the final artwork with pride. You undoubtedly are filled with pride as well. Or your family is driving to visit grandparents a couple hours away. Your child is sitting in the back drawing on her backpack to show grandma and grandpa.Because it is erasable, she can wipe it off for her next artwork. As she is drawing more and more, her self-esteem, confidence, creativity, problem-solving skills… will greatly improve. When stress or anxiety is overwhelming, she/he can draw on it to relieve stress.
Moms, you can also write “I love you” on her backpack while she is sleeping. Don’t be shy.
Some teachers in New Jersey informed us that they also wrote notes for parents on the backpack.
Assistant Superintendent of Early Education
Ms. Aideen Cooney
Senior Art Therapist in Cork city, Ireland
Dr. Lupe Jaime-Mileham, Ed.D
Senior DIrector, Early Care and Education Office of Fresno County Superintendent of Schools