The Cognitive Benefits of Creating Art with Your Grandchildren


Crayons, chalk, finger painting, Legos, blocks, mosaic—grandparents love creating art with their grandchildren. Psychologist and expert in family life Dr. Gina Touch Mercer explores how we can elevate these activities to advance the emotional and cognitive wellbeing of both grandparents and grandchildren.

Dr. Touch Mercer shows how — as you participate in art with your grandchild — you can create a psychologically safe space that increases your and your grandchild’s creativity, motivation, and personal satisfaction.

Click HERE for the 5 key elements of participatory art. 

Watch this video for Dr. Touch Mercer’s guidance for participating in art with your grandchild. 


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