Things to do at home with your children

Things to Do At Home With Your Children

K-2

Encourage your child's creative side

Children can sometimes express themselves better through movement or artwork than they can in words. To encourage your child's artistic self-expression, provide a variety of materials for art projects. Give her a place to work where it's OK if she makes a mess. Expose her to creative works by others, too. You can visit an art museum's website, and watch virtual plays, concerts, and dance performances.

 

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No-nag strategies help your child keep track of responsibilities

Nobody likes to be nagged. But kids need to be reminded of their responsibilities once in a while. Here are some no-nag solutions: Teach your child to write tasks on a to-do list in order of importance and cross them off as they are finished. You can also make a job chart that lists responsibilities when they should be done and by whom. Then you can just point to the chart. Or create a "daily reminder box" that family members can check.