If you have little kids, probably you have noticed that they have a natural interest in drawing and any form to express their creative genius. While this activity is very good at promoting their cognitive abilities, it is also beneficial for their fine motor skills as they will be required to control the movement of their hands, as well as wrists and fingers. When you help them boost their creativity and ability to master the drawing tools, they can actually enjoy their drawing tasks more. There are some apps for childcare and tutorials on websites offering useful tips to support a good drawing technique. Here we have compiled some key points to consider when teaching your kids, so whether they are new to drawing or have been practicing for some time, these tips will help you to be an effective guide and support. So take your markers and get ready for the fun.
1. Let your hand loose with doodling
This is the best way to get started, and you can compare it to experiment with the sounds a guitar can make for the first time. Anyone can do this easy activity and by having fun with your first contacts with the instrument, it becomes easier to learn how to play it correctly. Doodling is in reality as easy as tracing simple lines once and over, as well as creating regular or irregular shapes and adding some colours, forming figures, sequences. So when you doodle, just make sure to let go of your hand and allow it to get entertained in the paper.
Regardless if you get your preschooler a special book for this purpose or grab a plain sheet of paper, motivate your kid to doodle freely without any worries or pressure that their drawings have to look like something specific.
2. Follow instructions and references
It is much easier to test the abilities and progress when you are given a specific task. This also applies to drawing skills. If you provide your child with an image or paint to use as a reference, it helps them by having visual instructions about challenges they will try to accomplish by replicating the forms on the picture. If you only let them draw things they imagine in their heads, then it will be harder for them to compare how alike both images age. Using a picture or illustration as reference is not the same as copying, but rather a chance to improve their drawing abilities.
3. Draw what you look
Although this is a tough activity for the vast majority of people, your children can train their eyes and hands to work together, as well as having patience and practicing the skill. Whether you use a toy or a fruit, the use of this resource will for sure encourage your kids to then create their own drawings with more self confidence and improved results.You can go ahead and make an investment in some good tools for this activity, such as markers, pencils and crayons, so that your child has some instruments to experiment with. In this way, you will inspire the little ones to create beautiful drawings while they enjoy it.