Published at Wednesday, August 19th 2020, 07:05:55 AM. Education Coloring Page. By Marielle Casper.
As a primary visual language, essential for communication and expression, drawing is as important as the development of written and verbal skills. The need to understand the world through visual means would seem more acute than ever; images transcend the barriers of language, and enhance communications in an increasingly globalised world.
Winter has finally arrived for nearly everyone, with cold weather, rain, or even snow touching most places in the early days of 2016. This likely means you and your family are spending more time indoors. We all struggle from time to time with ideas to keep the family (read “kids”) busy. I recently provided some ideas for indoor games and activities, thanks to the collective effort of my team at Adventure to Fitness, with the goal of promoting active minds and active bodies.
This isn’t an esoteric theory; we’ve seen the results firsthand at Adventure to Fitness. Our primary focus has always been animated videos that take kids on adventures around the world or throughout history. During the shows, we get kids moving and introduce educational material that’s relevant to the particular episode. As we started talked with the thousands of teachers using our program, we noticed that many were following our videos with coloring or drawing to give kids a break after the physical activity, while reinforcing the learning from a particular episode.
Drawing develops your kid’s problem solving skills. When drawing, a child is faced with multiple decisions- whether it’s ‘what colour should I use here?’ or ‘How do I draw a animal and connect one part of its body to another?’ All these questions require them to solve problems. Try asking them why they drew certain parts the way they did or why they used certain colours, and see what solutions they came to. It lets their imagination run wild!