Thursday: The Importance of the Arts—“Free Play” and Letting Go
“All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
There are has been a huge thing I have been doing to discourage my child from “remaining an artist.”
I can be a control freak, I like for my kid’s clothes to look nice and try to prevent any mess I can.
I have been reading a lot about natural, free play and realized I am not even letting it happen because of how I try to control messes.
So I am very proud of myself for the following pictures:
The projects she made at the festival with no help or “suggestions” from me.
So I have a new designated time where most days we have been having an hour “Nature Free Time” where everyone gets as messy as they want and then we just run through the sprinklers to get clean for dinner. I am liking it, it feels good to be less of a control freak
If you have the same problem as I do tell yourself these things as you watch your child become a mess.