Monday, 15 April 2013

Coloring and drawing are great activities to help your kids build some of the thinking and motor skills to help them learn

Coloring and drawing are great activities to help your kids build some of the thinking and motor skills to help them learn. Sometimes, however, they aren't really interested in sitting to try these activities. Here are some ideas that may be helpful:

 

 Consider your child's interests. For example – if it's Spiderman, see if you can find pictures of Spiderman that you can color together. Or cut out some pictures and have your child help you glue them to the paper. Then ask him to circle his favorite ones!

 

 Try drawing with different tools. You might draw a picture with your finger in pudding, dip toy car wheels in paint to draw, or use a stick and draw in the sandbox.

 

 Sort out small pieces of broken crayons by color and put them into small food storage containers to use. Small pieces of crayon help to develop grasp, and kids often find it fun to sort and open/close containers.

 

 Try drawing together! Use simple lines and curves in your picture. Encourage your child to try drawing a line or curve right on top of yours! This helps them learn how to make new shapes and feel confident with their drawings. Then you try tracing theirs!