Drawing lessons develop a child mentally, mentally. The kid learns to think objectively, to fantasize, to express his thoughts and desires on paper.
While working with brushes, felt-tip pens, pencils fine motor skills of hands develop well, which means that speech skills also develop.
If a preschooler shows interest in drawing, in no case should you postpone classes until later or give them no importance at all. And if parents have no love and inclinations for this type of art, this is no reason to deprive the child of pleasure. In this case, you can take him to classes in the visual studio, development centers.
After 3-4 years in the children’s drawings, forms and a plot begin to appear, the child begins to perform tasks, for example, draw a grass, draw a little sun. Do not criticize children’s drawings! The little creator needs a viewer and a listener, not a critic.
Do not help to draw, only if you are asked about it. It would be better if you unobtrusively direct and prompt the artist, for example, did you forget to draw a leg or where is the tail ?.
Praise your child more often, the most successful works can be hung on the wall, it will be pleasant to the kid. I, for example, attach particularly beautiful works to the refrigerator with magnets; my daughter is extremely proud of it. By the way, in the kindergarten we update the exhibition samples daily, which any parent can get acquainted with.
Now it is fashionable to analyze children’s drawings, I am a little skeptical about this. I believe that the analysis of only the picture is not informative. After all, you need to take into account many accompanying factors, monitor the child in its natural environment, etc.
I once read an article about how a psychologist in kindergarten raised the alarm because most of the pupil’s drawings were simply littered with a multitude of points. The specialist explained this with hidden aggression, reticence, hostility of the baby. As it turned out, the child was recently at sea with his parents, and the dots are the sand depicted diligently by him 🙂
At the age of 3-4 years, children are usually already well-versed in colors. Do not worry if the cats in the pictures are green and the sun is red. Of course, the baby knows that the sea is blue and the grass is green. Do not deprive his artist of the opportunity to remain in his wizarding world.
Such color confusion is part of the development of creative, creative thinking. The child tries, fantasizes, manifests his individuality.
Many children have a period of love for dark colors. It is not necessary to sound the alarm and take the child to a psychologist (provided that you know that the situation in your family is normal). The answer is simple – the kid prefers to draw with a black marker just because for him he is the most contrast.
Colors for young artists while devoid of meaning. How does the baby know that black is mourning?
My daughter is left-handed. Besides her, I don’t have a single acquaintance with such an interesting feature, so it’s quite difficult for me to teach her to hold a pencil correctly. However, through hard training, we almost coped with this problem.
We have many classes – ready-made designs (there are many of them on the Internet, including with popular characters – Luntik, princesses), stencils and simple drawing on blank sheets.
By the way, there is a point of view that decorating and stencils are extremely undesirable for children, because, they limit thinking and fantasy. I disagree with this opinion, with the use of a stencil, you can create beautiful plot pictures.
I do not force my daughter to draw, everything we need for creativity is freely available here. Periodically suggest: Let’s draw! and in most cases I get an affirmative answer. And it is extremely pleasant for me to participate in the fantasies of my child, I enjoy immensely with pleasure in the magical world of children’s drawing!