From the age of 18 months, children love to scribble.
Bit by bit, their drawings evolve to be more complex and thought-out. However, drawing is more than just an amusing activity – it plays a big role in a child’s development.
As the years pass, children learn to properly use a pencil and drawing becomes easier.
Coloring books are a good place to start, but there really is nothing better than a simple sheet of A4 and a selection of wax crayons to get them thinking creatively.
So, what are the benefits of drawing lessons for kids?
Offering children age-appropriate drawing materials and step-by-step drawing tutorials for creating their own art (such as graphite and colored pencils, charcoal, crayons, oil pastels, watercolor paint, pen and ink) will encourage them to learn to perfect their technique and develop as an artist.
Drawing and painting promote:
Drawing is great for a child’s development as well as for their parents, who may use drawing as a way to better get to know their child through trying to understand why they express their art in such a way and how confident their child is.
It’s important that children feel able to experiment with different methods of creating art – after all, art is a form of play for kids, so they will be far more likely to want to get involved if you give them colourful drawing tools to work with. There are even some digital drawing resources out there for the little ones.
Bear in mind that drawing should always be a fun activity, and if children don’t want to participate, their decision should be respected.
Children shouldn’t have to draw things they don’t want to just because an adult tells them to do so.
In general, very few children get bored of drawing, however, should this happen, there is no reason to worry.
Parents should also let their children draw whenever they want to. Here are a few other rules you should abide by when it comes to encouraging your child to draw:
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