MASSACHUSETTS, USA: Art Smarts for Kids

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”  This is how I home-school my two children.  The majority of children in the United States of America attend some form of organized schooling either at public school, private school or a charter school.

I graduated from a public school, my husband attended a private school.  Both of our exposure to art came from the art classes our school provided. Neither sets of our parents enrolled us in an after school art program or exposed us to art on a personal level.

Too often I find that parents rely on the system to teach and inspire our children.  I believe that as parents, we are responsible for exposing our children to the arts while adding meaning to these experiences.  Art is an essential component of education. All children benefit from opportunities to create.  During these difficult economic times, arts programs are the first to be sacrificed in public schools.

I desire for my girls to be cultured. I want them exposed to the arts at a young age.  I believe the benefits of fostering a love and appreciation of the arts is immeasurable.  Because my husband and I have chosen to home-school our children, we  take full accountability and responsibility for our children’s education.  I cannot sit back and hope that someone else will teach or expose my children to the arts.  I take action and get the job done myself. (more…)

Courtney Cappallo (USA)

Courtney Cappallo is a mom of two girls, ages 7 and 4-years-old. She is living her dream life by residing on Cape Cod and being able to stay at home with her two little beauties. Courtney is currently homeschooling both of her daughters for 2nd grade and preschool, respectively.

Courtney uses a mix of Classical Education and Montessori. She is a strong believer in teaching to the five senses. Courtney’s homeschooling efforts are unique, as she uses the latest technology of the Smartboard. She is also taking on the task of learning Spanish as a second language, as well as, teaching her two children and husband Spanish.

Prior to becoming a homeschooling teacher, Courtney was the Director of Marketing for Simon Property Group, which is the largest U.S. real estate company. Courtney was Simon’s Director of Marketing for the Burlington Mall, Arsenal Mall and Cape Cod Mall. Courtney is a graduate of Villanova University and is proud of her small town roots from growing up in Oxford, Pennsylvania, which only has two traffic lights! She can be found making homeschooling lessons and more at Table of Four !

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