Today’s Parenting Tip:
DECIDE: To do art with your child.
PRACTICE: Today, do some art with your child.
Give your child a choice of two types of art. For example, drawing or sculpting.
During the activity, let your child direct how the activity will be organized. Will you both work on one project or each have your own?
Let your child decide what he will produce and how it will be produced. Do not give advice or criticize his work.
If he asks for help, direct him by asking a question. “Should I use sky blue or navy blue?” “Which one do think you will like the best on this when it is done? Celebrate the results. Display the results. See your display plan from March 12.
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 .