Category Archives: Art

Art and Music Can Help Kids with Special Needs!

Children with special educational needs (SEN) require a different approach to learning to help them cope with the tasks of everyday life.  Targeted therapies can help them to learn basic skills such as thought processing, organization, memory, and paying attention. Benefits Music and … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Gift: WELCOME TO OUR HOME

Welcome to our home We knew we wanted children and made the decision to adopt. When we started the process it was so exciting to think that we would be able to offer them a place in our home . . … Continue reading

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Great Idea for Creative Kids!

While searching for a pop up card to make for my grandson, I found so many great ideas that I couldn’t decide which one to make!   But one of the best ideas I discovered was in this awesome video … Continue reading

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BUILDING BRAIN CELLS THROUGH MUSIC!

All kids LOVE music! We’ve been adding Music to enrich our Art Presentations.  There’s nothing like Music to brighten your day and activate brain cells.   At a recent Fair at Cobb School Jas and Ruth Hilsdon performed for 3 hours. The joy … Continue reading

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KIDS NEED ART IN GHANA TOO!

THANKS to ERIC ANSAH, the director, and others from the Reward Foundation Ghana, this Non Profit Org is helping kids expand their opportunities through Art, Music, and other cultural and educational activities in Ghana. EDU DESIGNS founder, Ruth Elliott’s, donated the … Continue reading

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Harriet Beecher Stowe Wrote A Book without A Washing Machine!

I felt a creative ache inside of me for years. I wanted to write a children’s book. I had an idea, I had the talent. But with seven kids, and laundry my constant companion, I felt constantly discouraged. “When will I ever get a chance … Continue reading

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MILK MEN TO THE RESCUE…

When I hear the words, ‘MILK TRUCK’, three uncanny stories come to mind.  Absolutely true.  Two are from my own life.  Take the next ‘step beyond’ to see what happened. Milk Man in Houston, Texas Saves a 7 year old … Continue reading

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Hope makes the DIFFERENCE between LIFE and DEATH!

I heard a story once about an experiment with two mice to see how long they could swim in a bucket of water…  When the first mouse was put in the bucket he drowned after just a few minutes. When they put the second mouse in the … Continue reading

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EDU Designs Reaches Kids with Special Needs!

So much has been happening I haven’t had time to let you know – from the art classes for kids with Special needs (see pic below) and many schools locally to the outreach to other countries (even Ghana and India) who are … Continue reading

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RUNNING the RACE for CHILDREN’S ART and CHARACTER!

I know you care about investing in CHARACTER as well as INTELLIGENCE. You want to give children more of what really matters. SO DOES CHRIS ZURBUCH! Chris Zurbuch is not only a phenomenal RUNNER – he runs for a good … Continue reading

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School Kids in Ghana are now using our ART BOOK!

[easyrotator]erc_60_1364364452[/easyrotator] I’m SO excited! Ghana is now using our Art Textbook, stories and other educational materials for character development! Thanks to the hardworking and dedicated staff of The Reward Foundation Ghana, a Non Profit, led by Project Manager Eric Ansah,  children in … Continue reading

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Me and Mr. T!

Mt. T. and Me in 2003!   When my son was 11 years old he wrote a letter to Mr. T after seeing ‘The A Team’ on TV.   Mr. T wrote him back a long personal letter, telling him to … Continue reading

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How WONDERFUL!

How wonderful! Just rediscovered! Can’t believe it took me this long to share it! Back in 2010 Shirley Smith’s TV Show, “Talk About Parenting, LIVE”  welcomed  me to talk about EDU Designs and GoMommyGO. Though it aired a while back it … Continue reading

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Emotional Connectedness leads to Greater Intellectual Capacity in Children!

At my art presentations I see startling evidence of Dr. Gabor Mate’s findings revealed in his book, SCATTERED (How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates and What you can Do About It). He explains how children engaged in an activity that includes emotional … Continue reading

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Kids NEED ART!

[easyrotator]erc_79_1336178842[/easyrotator] Click on the picture above to see a VIDEO of part of a lesson!   Kids NEED Art! When it’s added to their Educational ‘diet’, EVERYONE wins! It’s been PROVEN that Kids NEED ART! In the latest report of … Continue reading

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