"The problem is how to remain an artist when he grows up."
Many times, children can express themselves better through a dance or a painting than they can in words. Success in the arts can often lead to success in school. Here are some ways to encourage your children:
ù Provide a variety of materials for your children's art projects. Give your child a place to work.
ù Look for opportunities to take your child to plays, concerts, or dance performances.
ù Visit an art museum with your child.
ù If your child plays in a band or sings in the school chorus, be sure to attend any public performances. Artists need audiences.
ù Watch TV shows together that focus on the arts. Watch for broadcasts of live performances.
ù Help your child understand the need for practice, patience, and persistence. Developing skill in any artistic field takes a long time.
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