Exploring the arts

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This is Little Elephant's very first piece of art.  Chalk on chalk board, Dec 27, 2012.

This is Little Elephant’s very first piece of art. Chalk on chalk board, Dec 27, 2012.

A couple weeks back I posted about buying paints for Little Elephant to start playing with.  They haven’t arrived yet so I don’t have an update.  She did, however, get an easel (both magnetic side and chalkboard side with a clip for paper) from Santa.  She loved trying out the chalk and understood right away what she could do.  She was a bit dismayed that I only let her have one piece of chalk the first time— we will explore color later when I am ready to keep her from coloring my whole house with chalk!

I love watching her explore the arts and I hope that this is something I can encourage for her whole childhood.  I want her to try all different arts and craft from a practical perspective, but also to see art.  I want to take her musicals, art fairs, museums, and architecture tours.   I am not saying she will grow to be a great artist— but hopefully to at least have an appreciation and general knowledge.

Plus, as a bonus, Parenting Magazine tells me that art makes kids smarter.

Clare Says Art

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