"Painting" game or a valuable creative education tool?
Drawing is one of the first and basic ways that children use to express their world, time and environment, thus contributing to recording their own testimony of what is happening around them. At the same time, it enables them to express their feelings, what they like and capture their imagination.
It is a field of expression of the emotional state for all children, but especially for children of preschool age, who cognitively cannot express verbally what they feel. They will hardly say no to the opportunity to play with colors, markers, paints, smudge and smudge. Plus, it's a creative, fun activity and a great way to keep kids busy.
It is not just a game, but a means of education, where the child experiments, discovers and strengthens his skills in a wide range. Our little ones need new stimuli and painting engages many of their senses and thus helps us meet their need for exploration.
When they draw, they train in a pleasant way to control their fine movements, while at the same time the coordination of their eye and hand movements is strengthened. In addition, the art of drawing can help children learn and practice skills and learning concepts such as size, shape, comparison and measurement. As children verbally describe and share their creation, they also develop language skills.
So we should encourage their effort to draw and make sure to provide them with materials appropriate for their age. We let them choose what they want to draw and the colors they use, we ask them to describe what they drew and we praise the result to boost their confidence!
When children draw, they use their imagination and experiences. Undoubtedly, children's drawings are unrepeatably unique and those of you who are parents will surely have kept memories of your little painters!