I came across this creativity contest for preschoolers that is sponsored by Alex Toys , and I love the idea that Jake can enter an art contest (he's a preschooler, right? 19 months?)!!! He did a lovely painting awhile back for his art show at daycare that I think I'll submit. I actually framed it, and it looks like kind of cool modern art (at least this proud mommy thinks so!)
But in all seriousness, I am a big fan of encouraging kids to CREATE early on. I think much of creativity comes with the freedom to create without worrying about the outcome. My grandmother had tons of fun art supplies that she let my sister and I go to town with when we were kids, and I think it was one of the reasons we have both pursued creative careers as adults.
Jake has an easel that he absolutely loves and plays with everyday. He's a little frantic with it, but I think that's just a sign of his talent!
P.S. Alas...I just checked the details, and Jake is not eligible because he is only 19 mo., and you must be 3-5 yrs. to enter. Don't they realize I have a prodigy on my hands?
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