To ensure that your child engages in a regular routine of creative play , consider the following :
• Create a special art corner or space in your home
for creative play . This space could include an easel with paper and paints , a desk with a drawing pad and pencils , playdough , construction paper , etc .
• Set aside a specific time each day for creative
play . To create a habit , one has to be consistent for several weeks . It ’ s easier for your child to be consistent if you schedule into his daily routine . Perhaps creative play happens right after nap time or every evening at 5 pm or directly after breakfast . The goal is to make it a natural part of daily life .
• Expose them to new outlets . If your child resists painting or drawing , don ’ t give up ! Introduce him to dance . If that doesn ’ t strike his fancy , try modeling kits . Experiment with several different types of creative activities so your child can find her spark . •