Holiday Art (12-11-14)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

Decide:    To have fun doing a Holiday art project with your child.

Practice:   Today, make a Holiday decoration.

Pretend you are artists. Dress like artists. Make up a fun name for yourselves as artists-for-the-day.

Your project could be something for a Holiday tree, the Holiday table (place cards, centerpiece, napkin rings, etc.), or a special place in the house – perhaps your child’s own bedroom.

Remember that art develops imagination and decision-making. Let your child make lots of decisions – what to make, what colors to use, where to put the decoration.

Also remember that chores teach a child responsibility and what skills he has. Make sure he takes responsibility for some part of today’s clean up that is right for his age and maturity.

Be sure to tell your child how much fun it was to be an artist with her today.

Today’s Parenting Tip was inspired by the importance of traditions in children’s lives.

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.)

The Holiday Season is upon us. Thinking about what traditions are important in your family? See Holiday Traditions Revisited.


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