Snuggling up together with a book at bedtime is not only fun and bonding, but paves the way for becoming emotionally intelligent adults.
During my career as an art psychotherapist, working with vulnerable children and their parents, I became aware of the utmost importance of communication in forming healthy attachment and bonding between parents and children.
Can you remember painting or drawing as a child and how time seemed to fly by? Or the satisfaction of taking a picture home from school to be admired?
Whether you are on holiday, at home or at any other time, there are many art activities, which are fun and at the same time therapeutic, that can be done together at home. Here are 5 such art activities that I particularly like doing at home with my family.
Young children often find it difficult to express their feelings, mostly because they do not really know what they are feeling. Making children aware of the multitude of emotions that exist and teaching them to recognise and name their feelings, cultivates emotional intelligence.