Thousands of epic things surround us, at every step we slide through a beautiful world, surrounded by the realm of realism, the things that constitute our everything. This everything is for a pure mind something heavy, a whole that cannot be displaced regardless of the effort involved; for the little mind though this world is just a canvas, an inspiration board from which the one surges elements to transform into epic doodles, elements of greatness in a scenario that can be shaped by purity only. Thousands of easy drawings will be created in the childhood of a happy child, thousands of smileys will be accompanied by laughter and joy in the process and in all this journey the child`s development will be greatly emphasized indirectly, the cognitive, physical and social skills of the little ones being greatly enhanced with no effort.
Motor Skills Developed Through Drawing and Coloring
The first positive influence on the child`s development surfaces early, at the age of only 18 months the child shows interest in scribbling. This playful act naturally emphasizes his creativity and imagination, it helps them feel free, happy, they discover more and more as they learn a new line, a new color, a new element. In this search of incredible the child learns how to control his arm as well, his movements at both a wrist and finger levels are fine-tuned with every line and dot and through a wide array of movements over time they`ll soon master the act, gaining full control over their motor skills.
Communication and Social Interaction
Every gesture on paper represents a part of the children`s imagination and at an early age the intent is filled with purity and emotion, the drawing having a purpose, a story. It is important for the child to communicate these intentions to the interested individual; the dialogue ought to be part of the artistic process as much as possible.
These moments are key for social interaction, in drawing and coloring the child can learn various things that can range from line weight to shapes and colors and indirectly through dialogue these can be processed. Become a teacher and a best friend and encourage all artistic endeavors.
Decision-Making and Confidence
The decision making is a very important skill in life and at the smaller scale of drawing and coloring, as an infant, the skill becomes necessary as the mind starts to filter colors, line-weights, shapes, background options and protagonists for each scene.
The whole is being shaped and each part becomes relevant thus inviting and welcoming this set of skills. Needless to say that stage is utterly important for his confidence and the clearer the intention becomes the easier it will be for him to take decisions down the road entitled life.
Shaping and Conceptualizing
The fridge family heirlooms are in in their most common form made of simple lines and circles arranged in a certain manner to construct the family portrait. That is crucial point for the child`s drawing stages as his mind learned to conceptualize, a connection between reality and his imagination has been created and now he`s able to simplify our reality through our simple, pure filter, reducing everything to primitive shapes, to lines, circles, squares and triangles.
Conceptualizing is a form of over-simplification that we too use it today when we envision a week`s schedule in a couple of minutes. This skill ought to be mastered now, as it will become a very relevant skill later on.
Every child is creative, there are no limits in terms of imagination and there are no boundaries. To ensure that the artistic journey is linear and that progress is present you ought to keep a few things in mind:
- Critic is not an option. Criticizing the work of your little one cannot be constructive even if you think of it that way. Every line and every circle has a role in his project and you have to respect that. If you fail to understand a part of his drawing find the appropriate time and communicate, discuss on the drawing, allow him to narrate the story of the drawing.
- Encourage every endeavor. Children require your attention, they follow your example. For a healthy practice and more smile make sure they know that their on the right path. Draw with them, construct a proper drawing medium, be there for them.
- Drawing is a random act. Children get bored easily, they`ll want to draw in the most uncommon situations, during dinner parties when grow- ups bore them or in the hallway waiting to see the pediatrician. Make sure you have a small drawing-coloring kit on you at all times.
These are important manifestations that one parent should encourage through all means possible, be by their side, help them develop naturally through a simple and pure act.
It is worth noting that while drawing and coloring on a tablet is not completely futile the benefits are not nowhere near the ones offered by the traditional practice.
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