Coloring is good for all ages but especially for kids. It’s fun and entertaining. Kids can spend hours, even all day long with their crayons and still find that coloring is fun. The fact that this activity give so many benefits to kids make it even more interesting. Coloring can help children grow emotionally. It affect their physics and mental development. That’s why, their color choices can speak more about their personality. Color shows their characters and help build their characters. So, we can say that it’s very important for kids to color. However, parents and teachers should guide children to choose colors that can tell about the situation around them. When they know how to express their feeling with colors, it help adults understand the children better.
Since coloring can give many benefits to kids, it’s important to teach them how to color as early as possible. Don’t worry if they couldn’t hold their crayon properly or cannot draw an object clearly. They still developing their skills and it’s your job now to teach them how to color. Anyway, if you have no clue what to do, here we have some tips for you!
1. Teach your kids to hold and move crayons
This is the first thing you should do to help your kids turn into Picasso. Give example of how to properly hold a crayon (or another coloring tools). It might takes time, so be patience and have some fun!
2. Help them develop their hand strength!
You can develop their hand strength by grasping and moving small items. If you need some little hacks, try to make them squeeze a spray or give them tweezers and tell them to pick items using that. Both of these activities help strengthen their hand in holding something.
3. Give your kids more various coloring tools!
First, let your kids make a doodle. Then, when their hand get stronger, make them color images in the line. Try to make them consistent coloring images in the line by giving them various coloring tools. For example, you can give them butterfly mask coloring pages. This coloring tool is interesting because after they color it, they can wear it. Sounds fun, right? Don’t let them learn something in a boring way!