Saturday, October 31, 2015

Random Sketches: A Girl and a Man

These are some random sketches that Rylie did to ease her boredom.  She isn't happy of the result but I think it is.  Well, what can I say I am a big fan!  I don't really know how to draw so anything that my kids  draw, I love.  Imperfection is what  it makes it perfect for me!
 She wants to learn how to draw   people and she gets frustrated that she can't draw the way she wants a picture to look like.  I told her to just keep practicing  so she will improve her skill.
My son is  getting into arts these days too.  I am glad that they do because that is something that I never learned how to do as a kid.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Artsy Kind of Day

My kids were a bit grumpy today so I told them to  use their energy into something  creative.  They got quiet  for a while and both of them got busy doodling some characters.  My daughter  drew these  chibi disney characters.  
 Ut was raining today and  cold so we couldn't go out and dpo stuff.  I am glad I told them to get creative because it is hard when they are not getting along.  My daughter is  being  so  emotional these days.  She is super sensitive and I feel bad  for my son when she is  getting mean to him.  
 
 My son also drew  these two characters.  He keep surprising us with his drawings.  I think he is slowly realizing that he too, has talent like his sister.
Both of them watches tutorial videos on youtube on how to draw stuff.  I am so glad that there is youtube.  It is so useful for a artsy kind of day like this.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Instruments for Kids: How to Pick the Right One

When you have children you want them to learn valuable things to entertain themselves instead of simply sitting in front of the TV. Activities also help them to make friends and become better in their studies.

However, figuring out what type of instrument your child should play can be a little difficult. That’s especially true if your child isn’t begging you for that drum set or electric guitar in the store window.

Use this guide to help you pick the right instrument for your child. It will benefit them in the long run even if they aren’t in love with playing music right away.

Talk to Your Kids

Before you buy an instrument for your child you might want to sit down and talk to them. Ask them what type of music they might like to play and if they have any favorite instruments. You might be surprised to find that your child has been thinking about playing the guitar, bass guitar or the drums. 

Whenever possible you want to pick an instrument your child is interested in. They’ll be much more likely to practice and have a good time doing it if you pick an instrument they like. 

Consider Your Home

Getting your child to practice may not be easy, but if they’re going to do it they’re going to do it at home. That means you need to have space for them to practice and it can’t be too loud for your neighbors.

If you live in an apartment, you might want to skip the drum set. 

Think About Buying Used

You’ll find lots of new bass guitars for sale as well as other instruments in music stores and online, but sometimes the best thing you can do for your pocketbook is to buy a used instrument for your child. After all, you don’t know if they’re going to want to continue playing a in a year or two, and you don’t want to waste a lot of money on a brand new instrument they won’t enjoy.

Just make sure you buy a high-quality used instrument. If you’re not sure what makes a good instrument, buying new may be your best bet. Even kids have a difficult time learning to play music with an instrument that is sub-par, and it will really decrease their enjoyment of learning and playing. 

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