All people have such cognitive processes as thinking, perception, memory, observation. All of them are related to consciousness. The more these processes are developed, the more successful a person's life is. Cognitive activity works throughout life, but most of all it manifests itself in childhood, when the child's brain is plastic. One of the ways to form a bright personality is drawing.
The development of children through drawing has been known for a very long time. When a kid draws, he not only imagines images in his head, but also recreates them on paper. Due to this creative activity, the child learns to express himself, his thoughts, feelings, emotions. He shows himself as an individual.
The development of preschool children by means of drawing is necessary, because it is during this period that a person has more neural connections in the brain. Therefore, kids are more adapted to learning new things than adults.
Drawing for children is a useful and exciting activity at the same time, which does not require serious parental involvement and is available to every child almost anywhere and at any time. It is in the effectiveness and accessibility of this activity that the secret of its popularity lies. Let's see what exactly is the benefit of drawing.
Concentration and Perseverance
With age, the attitude to the creative process becomes more serious. A preschooler, drawing, trains concentration, observation and perseverance. He gains experience in goal setting, and learns to analyze the details.
Children rarely try to copy others. It is more interesting for them to show their individuality through art, to broadcast a unique vision of the world. The easiest way to do this is by drawing.
Art therapy is considered one of the most effective ways to relieve stress. This method is also popular with adults. Art therapy techniques help to discover hidden abilities in a child, relieve him of various fears and internal conflicts. Every day, a child receives as many impressions as we would get if we traveled to the future in a time machine. In childhood, emotions are still difficult to control, so drawing becomes a way of psychological relief.
A Sense of Aesthetics
And finally, delving into art, the child develops taste, learns to see beauty, and joins the universal culture. The main thing is not to start acquaintances with Salvador Dali. But Shishkin and Savrasov are quite suitable. To help parents - the book of Francoise Barbe-Galle "How to talk to children about art", in which the famous French writer and art historian names the principles for choosing the direction of painting according to age.
How to Interest Your Child with Drawing?
Toddlers will be interested in drawing if parents turn it into a fun joint game. Buy water-washable bathroom crayons, paint with your fingers, dish sponges, colored paper, and old wallpaper. Such a "promotion" is impossible to resist, and the child will definitely fall in love with drawing. Show them your appreciation by giving them award ribbons. These little achievements and recognition mean so much to them, and will encourage them to create more.
Give your child an art education. And it does not have to be an art school - you can first go to an art gallery or an exhibition of a local artist together, or you can pay for an online illustration course for your child. Of course, here it is worth relying on his desires.
Non-traditional drawing techniques:
Finger painting is so much fun! This technique is suitable for those kids who do not know how to hold a brush or pencil, or they just want to diversify this action!
Chalk paint is a combination of water and chalk with mineral additives such as resin, silicates or casein. The composition allows us to paint almost any surface.
Very simple and interesting technique. Instead of store stamps, it will be interesting to use improvised means: tree leaves, the bottom of vials and bottles, lids, pieces of leather, large beads that need to be covered with paint and boldly printed on a sheet. This will help the child understand the shape of different objects and try himself as a decorator.
The name of this direction in painting got its name from the French word "pointe" - a point. Try drawing with dots using cotton buds! Pointe work requires perseverance and concentration.
Plasticine painting is a new technique for working with plasticine to create three-dimensional paintings. It is suitable even for the smallest children, which makes it more and more popular. For this lesson, you will need a sheet of paper, plasticine and a pencil. First, we outline the composition, and then fill the voids with the help of plasticine.
In any case, drawing is an important and useful form of leisure. Even if the child does not choose him as his profession, he will gain valuable experience and a variety of skills that will be useful in adult life.