Published at Saturday, August 15th 2020, 07:03:10 AM. Education Coloring Page. By Jodie Schultz.
Sometimes, though, it’s also good to return to the basics. Coloring and drawing are two of the earliest and simplest activities we do, but they’re also extremely beneficial. In fact, coloring books and parties for adults were huge trends last year, providing fun and low-cost ways to relax. Children can reap those same benefits and even more.
Teaching colors to kids is best done through play and everyday life experiences. Many children easily learn their colors as parents and caregivers point out color attributes on the objects in children’s environment (e.g., “Throw me the green ball” or “Do you want the red shirt or the yellow shirt?”).
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!
Drawing remains a central and pivotal activity to the work of many artists and designers – a touchstone and tool of creative exploration that informs visual discovery. It fundamentally enables the visualisation and development of perceptions and ideas. With a history as long and intensive as the history of our culture, the act of drawing remains a fundamental means to translate, document, record and analyse the worlds we inhabit. The role of drawing in education remains critical, and not just to the creative disciplines in art and design for which it is foundational.