Check out what your local art museum has for children his age. Even if they don’t have art classes for young children (which they probably do), walk through the museum with him and look at the art. And, when you get ready to enroll him in an early childhood program, inquire specifically of the teacher or director about the school’s art program.
Let me offer a word about art supplies. Providing enough paper for a busy young artist can make a dent in the budget. I have two little granddaughters, both of whom love to draw (even more than to paint). I get a lot of e-mail that may have only one or two lines on the second page, and, as one who is concerned about the environment, I hate to throw away—even to a recycling program—all of that perfectly good paper. So I take it to the paper cutter and remove the small amount of print at the top and save the rest for them to draw on. (They’re pretty particular, and if I don’t cut off those few lines of print, they don’t want to use the paper!)
Finally—and this may be the best advice I am offering you—look on this web site for an article I wrote earlier this year on “Archiving Your Children.” Over time you will be flooded with those pictures, and you won’t know what to do with them. The article has some good practical suggestions of ways to handle the deluge.
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