Drawing and Coloring – Joyful Influences on the Creativity of the Child


Drawing and Coloring – Joyful Influences on the Creativity of the Child

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Art has been considered the backbone of our civilization throughout history. Today the relics of the ancient world surface a lost world that we can re-live thank to the immense quantity of details frozen through multiple forms of art raging from hieroglyphs and pyramids up to Leonardo da Vinci`s hand drawings, all pure history, art, signals of the past. The role of art today is a little different yet in its transformation the effect on the human mind remained constant, powerful, one of eternal fascination and pure joy.

Able to soothe the nerves of the adult mind, able to influence positively the development of the child, artistically manifestations of all kinds remain highly relevant, utterly important for the well-being of humanity.

In the article that follows we will highlight key points that can be emphasized in the development of a child through simple things to draw, numerous studies surfacing the positive effects of drawing, coloring and sketching on the physical, cognitive and social development of a child.

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Improving Coordination and Motor Skills

A child`s scribbling, drawing or sketching is playful, creative and limitless, in their act they embrace their imagination, they feel free and happy. In these moments the mind creates a special connection with their hand in the attempt to reproduce what they envision as well as possible; in this attempt they fine tune their motor skills and with exercise, with practice, they gain full control over a wide array of movements, help them fine tune this with multiple drawing utensils after they master their first one.

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Communication and Social Skills

The infant draws with a clear intent, draws with emotion, draws with purpose. Each act and each drawing will be accompanied by a story as a result, story that a parent ought to be near to hear. These are moments in which communication channels are being forged, he`s becoming open to discussion, he will relate what the drawing means or maybe what he tried to draw.

In these moments the child will also pick up colors and shapes in his language through constant communication so make sure his arsenal is defined by variety, you ought to be his best friend and drawing teacher alike.

Skills Associated With Decision Making

One could not go through drawing and coloring without making decisions on colors, line-weights, language, shapes. These steps might be overlooked by a professional drawer when the focus is clear yet at a young age when one learns the whole, things are different. A child will arbitrary choose colors, papers and even the expression medium at first but the more he draws the more like he is to shape preferences and form a design language that regardless of how cartoonish and childish it looks, it will be his.


Shape and Concepts

The child reaches a point in which he attempts to resemble our reality in his drawings, a point in which his whole family constituted from lines and circles, well aligned on a zig-zag line of glass will appear. This point is crucial as the infant’s mind learns to conceptualize, to tie a connection between his imagination and our reality, this connection will use a simple language constituted out of basic shapes and the ability of the child to brake a real figure into these shapes is key.

In this moment simple drawing tutorials that go from one circle to a snail or sunflower, from a square to a home are really helpful as they portray the exact process through which a concept becomes more through detailing. These tutorials have to be presented to the little one and more importantly gone through with him.


Tips and Tricks

In each child a young artist resides and in each adult, another. The tips below should help you surface the young artist in your child and please do let us know what you think in the comment section below:

No critique is allowed. Critic can simply demolish a child in terms of creativity. If you feel like something is not right or if there is something that you do not understand, simply discuss it. Naturally the child will be super excited to tell you everything about the drawing.

Encourage the little one. The artistic environment requires encouragement more than anything yet in the little league this one of the most important aspects for a healthy practice. Be there when she or he needs you.

Be prepared. Kids start drawing randomly and you need to have what he needs at your grasp, keep a small coloring pack at you at all times.

Your furniture, their canvas. Thousands of parents have stories about how their children ruined their wall or furniture and this happening should come as no surprise as children get bored easily. If you want to avoid this find different mediums for variety, construct a drawing room, be prepared.

Drawing, coloring, sketching and painting are practices that many schools skip today. Make your child takes his portion of artistic journeys at the right age.

How do you see drawing and coloring? We would love to hear your opinion in the comment section below.

PS: Drawing and coloring on a tablet or a computer do not count. The real drawing gesture is something entirely different, limitless.

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Guest Author: Carol


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