Commentary: Instead of handing out drawing paper, consider allowing your kid to draw on the walls

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It might seem daunting to give your kids free artistic rein of the home, but such free rein is valuable for children when they have few avenues to exercise it, says Tan Chin Hock, a father of three.

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SINGAPORE: When my children were toddlers, drawing was one of their favourite activities. We provided them with plenty of drawing paper and crayons. 

One day, my eldest child asked me if they could draw on the wall. My first thought was why not?

After all, I did the same when I was young. It seemed a shame that my kids’ artwork had so far been stacked in a corner to ...

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