Monday’s Parenting Thought
Q: Why do we tell children to “stay in the lines”?
A: Because we want them to:
- Learn to use their small muscles,
- Tell the difference between one line and another, and
- Learn about shapes.
Q: Why do we want children to not “stay in the lines”?
A: Because we want their art to be about how they think and feel.
Children need a lot of freedom when doing art. It’s important to let them:
- Create both in and out of the lines,
- Choose what to draw, and
- Decide how their picture should look.