- Use the momentum of a child's interest to develop her skills.
As part of her homework, my daughter Alisha was expected to cut and paste photos of clothes from magazines. Instead, she told us she wanted to draw them and paste them in her workfile. My initial thought was to persuade her to follow her teacher's instructions. Then, I decided to use her stubbornness to teach her to draw. Using basic shapes, I taught her to draw a dress, pants and a t-shirt. She's since moved on to a train and car. I hope her teacher accepts the improvised work