|Little guy's first solo drawing!|
My husband and I are both artists. That's how we met, in an undergrad painting class. Even though our son is only 14 months old, we do our best to encourage creative expression. But it can be hard to know how to foster creative thinking since he is so young.
For toddlers it seems creativity translates into experimentation. As he uses his pee-wee trial and error skills, creativity manifests itself as he invents new ways of manipulating objects or materials. Rather than squashing this budding creativity ("no, that's not how that works, silly!") we try to give him the freedom to experiment in his own ways (underline TRY!).
This is a collaboration between mommy, daddy and E.