What parent hasn't watched their kid come alive during a single joyful session of finger painting on butcher paper? Enjoyment-wise, it's a no brainer, plus art participation boosts a child's development in terms of visual communication, creativity, and self-expression.
But not so many parents get excited about bringing their kid to the galleries of fine art museums. Facing a kid who melts down at the drop of a hat because he's bored (or hungry, or tired, or insert adjective here), touring wall after wall of paintings might not seem like the most exciting activity ...
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