Creative Child May 2020 - Page 56

CREATIVE HIGHLIGHT Instead, you might say something like: “You’ve been working so hard on it and you finished!” “I see you’ve mixed red and blue together here to make purple. What a great idea!” “You put a lot of time and work into this. Look at how special it turned out.” “This is really unique and totally you. I can tell you enjoyed creating it.” Of course, another key element to creating a positive and creativity- boosting home environment is to enjoy being creative yourself. Let your children see you dance, sing, draw, paint, write, sew, or whatever it is that brings you joy. Children learn best by watching us, and they are always imitating what they see us do. Let them see us create with joy! • 55