Drawing is a very creative and expressive way of a child’s development.
It also enhances your child’s different skills because it becomes an essential form of communication, which at times, word and actions fail to do. By using different colors, children can communicate their emotions or feelings.
An early start helps them to improve hand-eye coordination, encourages visual analysis, builds individual confidence, and develop fine motor skills.
Painting plays a vital role in therapy for a child with different emotions. And while we talk about drawing from different parts of a body, it involves a sensory experience and gross motor skill.
I am the mother of an 8-year-old girl.
When I did this activity with her, she had all the challenges.
The question which she asked was, “Mumma, why can’t I draw with hands?” and that’s when I told her about how blessed she is because there are people who are born with many disabilities and many artists who have made their career by drawing from different parts of the body.
Well, she was shocked to know this, and it developed a sense of gratitude within her and felt grateful to be born with hands and feet.
At times kids are not acquainted with lots of problems other kids are born with or are facing and just make a comparison with better ones. But different experiences in daily life can teach them about gratitude.
The sole purpose of doing this activity with my daughter was to put herself in other shoes and feel grateful for how blessed she is, and I an happy it cultivated the right feeling within her.
I would suggest all parents try with your kids too.
I am Ankita Goyal, founder of a company “SquareBag” which deals in educational Indian & International toys and games, mother to an 8-year-old cute girl. I have created her Youtube channel by the name “Fun dose with Ridhisha”
I have recently started making videos with my daughter as she is very creative and together we create a lot of experiences and we would like to share the same via different videos and articles. I would appreciate you to visit her channel and if you like it, please do share a word.