Who Is Your Child the Artist? (3-1-14)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:           Art brings out certain characteristics in your child.

PRACTICE:       Today, arrange for your child to do art.

Observe how she responds.

Is she focused? Is she neat and planful or all over the map about what she is doing? Is she happy? Does she become overwhelmed? Does she work a long time? Is she proud of what she produces? Does she work alone or prefer to work with others?

Also spend some time today thinking about how your child responds to other forms of art? What is her favorite thing to do? How can you tell that is her favorite?

Today’s Decide and Practice daily parenting tip was inspired by our featured picture book, MORRIS THE ARTIST.  Read the book to a child in your life each day as a reminder of what you are deciding and practicing that day.

Come back each day for another good parenting decision and how to practice it. (Each day’s activity will also be posted on the Daily Parenting Tips page for easy access.)

Read the whole story at The Benefits of Art, Choices, and Discipline: Part I .

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