Should parents help children in art and craft?

May 24, 2016 10:39am CST
My son has art and craft in Class V. He has different tasks. It is like using the buttons of shirts and making an elephant. It is like using marbel papers and making dolphins. It is like making snowdoll with thermocol and cotton. All these tasks children themselves cannot do. So they require help. I help my son.
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@softbabe44 (5899)
• Vancouver, Washington
24 May 16
That's a real good idea I think helping the kids could teach a lot.
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24 May 16
Yes, they can cut the papers, paste them with gum, parents can guide them with examples how to make the work neat and ornamental.
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• Vancouver, Washington
28 May 16
@sathviksouvik Oh so true
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28 May 16
@softbabe44 Yes Peggy, parents can guide how not to colour outside the edges, give good borders, paste different papers in the right way.
@MALUSE (45936)
• Uzbekistan
25 May 16
I find that a rather strange situation. If *all* tasks are too difficult for children, you should talk to the teacher and ask why they don't choose things children of that age group can do themselves. A child wants to enjoy what they themselves have accomplished without anybody's help. Besides, it's an unfair teaching method. Not all parents have the time to help their children or are talented enough to do so.
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26 May 16
Thanks Maluse for the suggestion. What the teachers do in class is show how to do the easy craft. The difficult ones are the ones which are given in home work. They are marked also. So the children dont have alternatives they ask suggestions from their parents.
@MALUSE (45936)
• Uzbekistan
26 May 16
@sathviksouvik So it's the parents' work that gets the mark. How absurd.
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26 May 16
@MALUSE Thanks Maluse, I agree, but the schools also deal with students in that way. If the teacher knows that the craft is such that the child is going to require parent's help then such home task should not be given.
@valmnz (13178)
• New Zealand
28 May 16
I think it helps the children learn if they try and work the challenge out for themselves, so they can develop their own creativity.
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28 May 16
Thanks Val, yes, children need guidance. After that they will do the work themselves.
@debolinac (109)
• Greater Noida, India
26 May 16
Parents should help kids in every possible way .. this way the bond between them strengthens and both have a fun time
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26 May 16
Thanks ladies of India. Yes, charity begins at home. What the child learns at home it is difficult for the child to learn in school.
@Wowtalk (477)
• Jamaica
25 May 16
Yes, creativity is wonderful and working along with your child is even better.
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25 May 16
Thanks Karella for the comments. Along with the children the parents do innovative work.
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@Corbin5 (122679)
• United States
24 May 16
Yes, working together on a project is a wonderful way to bond with a child and enhance learning. Great fun can be had when a parent guides a child in completing a project. As long as both parent and child contribute to the creating of the project all will be well.
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25 May 16
Thanks Deborah, yes the parent should not do the art work alone. The parent is supposed to guide the child and let the child complete the work on his own.
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