Joyful Journey Through a Colorful Childhood – Drawing and Coloring
- Home Educating
- 09 September 2016
One of the most magical activities that a child can undertake is also one of the first he engages, drawing. Scribbling, drawing's most incipient form, opens the realm of extraordinary through color and simple lines on a piece of paper, nurturing creativity, opening up to the unknown.
Pencil and paper are threatened today but technology through tablets and smartphones are challenging the realm of imagination lesser and lesser, serving things directly, leaving little to nothing for one's creative intelligence.
In the following, drawing and coloring`s most extraordinary contributions to a child's development will be highlighted to emphasize the need for pencil and paper in the child's life and how taking on fun things to draw can help.
1. Expression and its freedom through color – kids are sponges, surging information, seeking curiously in the unknown to learn, progress and happily grow step by step.
2. Problem-solving skills are being enhanced through the simple act of drawing and coloring as the child seeks the answer for the mind's curious question on how to draw different things, what colors to use, what elements to insert in his scenery.
3. Coloring and drawing are processes in which the artist's confidence grows with any line drawn and any color used, make sure your child knows that the drawing turned out simply brilliant.
4. Memories are being shaped between the parent and the child as the two draw together the extraordinary. Build these moments, shape heirloom memories.
5. Drawing improves motor skills as the child learns to hold, grasp a pencil and he slowly fine tunes the coordination between mind and hand at a wrist and finger level, slowly drawing towards perfection.
6. Drawing prepared the child for the educational process as it simply creates a thirst for knowledge, the need to learn more elements, the need to achieve a goal, slowly noticing the handles of each process.
7. Drawing constructs on creativity and imagination as it simply requests element by element to clear an unknown state,putting things together, shapes and colors, forming new realms and new stages, beautifying blank canvases through all possible means.
Drawing, sketching and coloring are activities like nothing else, they're the seeds of growth and development in a child's life, elements that redefine one's life.
All artistic endeavors ought to be encouraged, every single action can become something extraordinary, an heirloom of unimaginable significance.
What is your take on drawing and coloring today? Would love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Illustration credits to Homesthetics