Monday, March 8, 2010

Mom Tip Monday: Make a Place for Them to Do Art

Wow, I've now done two weeks in a row! This is exciting except that I seriously need to make the other days of the week a priority. Especially for my non-mom friends who read this blog. Promise to have something different this week ladies :)

So anyways, my tip for this week is to make a place for your kids to do art. Our baby boy LOVES coloring, painting, gluing...anything art-related. He gets so excited when you pull out his basket of art supplies that he starts stomping his feet and clapping his hands, sometimes until he falls down (he's only 15 months old for God's sakes...he's still not that sturdy). :)

When he first started loving to color, we would let him do it anywhere in the house and would just pull the crayons out onto the floor to let him dig in. This resulted in my first-ever crayon markings on the wall, floor, and plenty of other places. What I realized is that art is one of those things that should be contained just a bit until he starts understanding that the world is not his canvas. So, every time he pulls out his basket, he goes to his high-chair and uses his tray as his desk. If we had room for a full kids desk or table, I would use that, but this works just fine.

If you happen to have one of those portable chair/high-chair thingies, use that because then you don't have to be confined to any one area when the mood strikes!! We just pull our highchair into whatever room we're sitting/working/playing in, and then our Picasso can let loose.

Happy Monday!

1 comment:

  1. Yes! contain them:) One second with them out of your view can be several minutes of clean up!