“When you think you have made a mistake, think of it as an opportunity to make something beautiful.” Barney Saltzberg
I couldn’t agree more.
How many times do your kids smear, spill, smudge or tear a book, a project or even their homework? Countless I bet.
Do they get frustrated, overwhelmed and feel like there is no turning back? Of course they do.
Is there a way to show them that mistakes can be beautiful too? You betcha!
Barney Saltzberg (Workman Publishing) created an interactive book, Beautiful Oops! that accepts mistakes and shows us ways to celebrate them. A portal of discovery into the world of creative adventures, if you will.
Let me show you.
When Adriana was about two or three, we knew art was her thing. She was immersed in colors and wonders of all things beautiful. She would paint and color ALL OF THE TIME. So for every special occasion, she received art supplies and coloring books or books about art. Beautiful Oops! just happens to be one of them and it’s been a favorite ever since.
Watching that love for anything artsy in my daughter’s eyes, ignites my passion as well. Art was my favorite too.
But more than that, it helps me use this wonderful medium and book to explain real life lessons too. It fosters creativity, shows that imperfection is just as beautiful and that our imagination is powerful.
Fast forward 8 years later, we added another #beautifuloops into rotation for my son. Not because art is his favorite too (he loves math) but because this book is so much more than that. A kid friendly way to show how mistakes shouldn’t be feared but rather celebrated.
There is a reason why it is an award winning, best selling, one of a kind interactive book on the market. #beautifuloopsbook
It teaches kids that if you just take the time to appreciate the opportunity and turn a mistake into something fun, the possibilities can be endless. Especially for younger kids who constantly feel the pressure of fitting in and being perfect or competitions all around them. It’s a beautiful piece all around.
No one is perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. But it’s what you do with those mistakes that determines who you are.
“Think of it as an opportunity to make something beautiful.”
Beautiful Oops! is on sale wherever books are sold.