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5 Ways To Encourage Our Children To Be Creative

Posted by Matt Sanders, Triple P Positive Parenting Program on February 19, 2015 at 2:17 PM

Sitting inside a semi-darkened room, eyes fixed on a brightly lit screen, hands clutching a small plastic console while thumbs and fingers move in a blur of complicated movements may be some children’s idea of ultimate fun, but as parents we know that our children need to have a good mix of physical and mental pursuits to fill in their time after school.

The traditional view of children out in the backyard laughing while running around playing games is indeed a good antidote for too much indoors computer time, but we need to also remember that an interest in creative arts such as music, dance, drama, painting, drawing and sculpture are just as important to our child’s development.

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Topics: parenting, parent involvement, positive parenting, communication, creative arts, arts, painting, music

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