Today’s Parenting Tip:
DECIDE: Children learn through art.
PRACTICE: Do a “My World” art project with your child, today. Use whatever medium you and your child want to (drawing, sculpting, painting, dancing, singing, photographing, etc.).
The idea is to have the child at the center of whatever is being created and to capture all the other important people and things that surround him. He will learn and have fun selecting who and want is most important and how they look next to him (close, far, bigger, smaller, bright, faded, etc.).
Be sure to display the product.
It’s OK for you to do your world as well. It’s probably been a long time since you have thought of yourself as the center of your world. You are in many ways – just not all ways like you may have thought when your were a preschooler.
Today’s Decide and Practice daily parenting tip was inspired by our featured picture book, MY VERY BIG LITTLE WORLD. Read the book to a child in your life each day as a reminder of what you are deciding and practicing that day.
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