Drawing is one of the most effective psychotherapeutic ways of relaxation for kids. With the help of drawing a child, you can not only accustom you to the wonderful world of art, but also to study basic skills and abilities.
You can start learning drawing from about six, eight months. My eldest daughter started painting her first works at about seven months. This delighted her so much that when the twins were born, I also hurried to the store for finger paints. Now drawing is a favorite activity of my girls.
Drawing with finger paints
Kids especially like to paint with paints, but not with brushes, but with their own legs and pens. Therefore, at the initial stage of learning to draw, it is best to use finger paints.
Parents need to be patient, prepare a space for creativity.
It is best to use drawing paper or wallpaper. And under the improvised canvas it is required to enclose polyethylene or oilcloth. To save the parental nerves, you can cover with polyethylene and everything around the baby in the process of drawing. After all, the child is very important to see calm parents, so it is better to prepare more carefully.
The first drawing classes do not last very long, but, nevertheless, they bring a lot of positive impressions for your kid. It is best to draw before bathing, because this action is simply necessary after drawing with finger paints.
At first, the process of drawing will simply consist in dipping fingers on the arms and legs and blotting paper. At this stage, do not limit the child. It is only necessary to closely monitor that the finger paints do not become the next supplement for your baby.
As the child gets older, when finger paints will be used by him for the intended purpose, you can start learning the simplest figures. Usually first use such a thing as a circle. Just for some time we draw together with the baby circles of various diameters and various colors. At the same time it is necessary to pronounce what we draw and what color.
Thus, the learning process in the game. The kid will not even notice that he has just learned such concepts as a circle and the names of various colors. Then gradually from just circles it is worth moving to the sun. At first, we just draw the rays, and the kid tries to repeat them.
Fully entrust your child with the choice of colors for drawing, so he can feel most important. This trust is important for the development of a baby’s self-esteem. Thus, by means of training in drawing, the psychological tasks of the development of the child will be solved.
In the future, there is a complication of tasks and actions when drawing: the sun has eyes, mouth and nose. All this naturally also needs to be pronounced, and it is better to even sing on any tune. With the help of such a simple way the child will be better to memorize the information received.
Narrative paintings also attract children. First, you must draw, constantly telling what you are drawing, what character it is, what it does. In the future, the child will try to imitate you, and this in turn contributes to the development of drawing skills of the baby.
When learning to draw, you should also pay attention to how the kid holds a pencil or a brush, you need to immediately correct it so that the wrong skill does not stick.
When the result of drawing is ready, be sure to praise the child, because it is very important for him. Hang one or more framed pictures on the wall and proudly show these works of art to guests, but so that the child can hear or see your praises. It is with this approach that the baby’s true love for drawing will appear. And if love comes, the skills will surely attach.
The main thing for parents in this difficult process is to have patience and good mood!
Try it and you will definitely succeed!