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What to Say Instead of “What Is It?” When Kids Show You Their Artwork

By Michelle Woo on Offspring, shared by Michelle Woo to Lifehacker

When little kids create a work of art—say, a drawing or painting or pipe cleaner sculpture—adults typically respond in two different ways. There’s the effusive, “That’s so beautiful! You’re such an amazing artist! Let’s hang this masterpiece on the wall!” Or there’s the blank stare and the question: “What is it?”

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