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Things to Do While You’re Waiting: Art Is All Around

Keep children engaged when you have to wait

  • Notice All the Art Around You
    Take a closer look at murals, billboards, and framed prints. Ask your child: “What’s going on in that picture?” Talk about the lines, colors, and shapes you and your child notice.
  • Keep art handy
    Take paper, crayons, and pencils with you. A hard drawing pad helps.
  • Draw with your child
    Draw what your see or remember. Talk about your finished artwork.

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About this resource

Setting(s) for which the article is intended:
  • Home

Intended audience(s):
  • Parents / Family

Age Levels (the age of the children to whom the article applies):
Related IEL Birth to Three Guidelines:
Related Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards:
Reviewed: 2016