Painting has great impact on your child's growth

 Children learnTime to paint the toys! Have your child decorate toys with washable painting in this fun activity for kids at home. Easy art activities to do!

Based on language:
Drawing is an essential part of children's learning about signs, symbols, and expressions. According to art teacher John Matthews in his book Drawing and Painting: Children and Visual Representation, drawing "is the basis of all thinking... What adults call children's art plays a central role in cognitive development." Art is a universal visual language and the key that opens the door to communication. 

Painting teaches us a valuable art that we can observe throughout our lives. Many people think that we draw to represent reality, but what I often see in children is the opposite. As children draw, they begin to notice similar shapes in real life. Observing the world and gathering information is a life skill.

Painting helps in emotion regulation and self-expression:

Art can create mood, record thoughts, express feelings, or enhance existing feelings. Art is where we go when we want to say something we can't say.

Fine motor skills:
Accuracy and dexterity with a brush, pencil, pen, or pencil are important and transferable skills that help your child write, tie shoelaces, and do necessary but tedious chores. Cause and effect:
As soon as you move the brush or pen, it leaves a mark. This direct feedback, unique to drawing and painting, makes us aware of the consequences of our bodies and movements. Children learn important lessons about the impact their actions have on the world. They can change this situation. Matthew said: “The most effective way for a child to understand this is to look at the picture. Only through the image can we record the child's movements".

Interdisciplinary education:
Through drawing, children learn about gravity, physics, perspective, math, anatomy, and many other concepts. I explore the symbiotic relationship between art in my article on What Art Can Teach Our Children. However, while art can enrich learning in other areas, it can be used for much more. pleasure:
Making art for art's sake (a way of personal self-expression and entertainment) allows us to access our own creative world. As the Spanish painter Joan Miró once said: "A simple line with a brush leads to freedom and happiness." Of course, it is for me!

High-level thinking:
Have you ever heard of Bloom's Taxonomy? A hierarchy of cognitive abilities is presented as a pyramid, with "Lower" at the top. If you look at the picture below, can you see how the picture and pictures are placed on top? This includes "rapid and complex decision-making" (Matthew) when it comes to determining how we provide information about the world and our relationships with it.

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