I support the recreational use of…Start em young, Build em strong – acrostic


I support the recreational use of …

Books, Paper, Pencils, Paint, Instruments Etc.

I have a couple of friends that have recently posted (as I have done) poetry of one form or another, that was written by their kids. On one such post I replied “Start ‘em young, Build ‘em strong.” As sometimes happens, I write a comment that triggers a poem, rant or in this case an acrostic.

Start em young, Build em strong

Show
Tell
Arts
Releasing
Talent

Expression
Mentoring

Youth
Offering
Unlimited
New
Growth

Bestowing
Understanding
Ideas
Love
Determination

Embracing
Minds

Strengthening
Truths
Revealing
Opportunities
Nurturing
Gifts

Stephen Kellogg – 2012

The point is to encourage you to support kid’s growth by exposing them to the arts with an emphasis on diving in and trying things themselves. I think the focus on all the arts, from music to dance to drawing, painting, photography and other forms of creative expression, is vital for full growth in children and I hope you do what you can to encourage that in them. Unfortunately, I think many adults rely on schools to help kids on this front…
and
I think that many schools are moving away from this focus. I’m blessed that in the public schools here in my county / city, kids have the opportunity to explore the arts including orchestra and band, starting in elementary school. But, I think it’s vital for parents to be involved as well, whether you consider yourself “good” at it or not. Find ways to help kids express themselves and explore the world around them. If you’re open to it, it will help you grow as well.

 

Peace,

Stephen

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About Stephen Kellogg

Poetry, Ponderings, Prose, Photos & Pounding out the Pathways All at my blog... I hope you'll take a few minutes to wander around the site. Not all of what you read there will be happy or sad etc. but I trust my writings, photos etc will encourage, touch, inspire or just make you think…. I really appreciate feedback!! Thanks and enjoy Peace! Stephen Kellogg All of my writings, pictures etc are original works, unless otherwise noted, and should be considered copyrighted.
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