By Sophia Hodgson. Coloring. At Friday, November 29th 2019, 12:37:22 PM.
Coloring gives children an opportunity to express their creative side. It allows them to think about different color combinations they can use to create their own unique picture. Do not get upset if children are not coloring properly or if they choose to color outside the lines. Teach children how to fill a space and color in different directions. Whether they stay in the lines or not, coloring fosters a creative spirit and an appreciation for visual differences. Coloring can spark the imagination and inspire children to brainstorm and learn to think of new ideas on their own naturally.
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.
Don’t worry if your kid is coloring outside of the lines. Instead of criticizing, praise their effort. Teach them how to fill in spaces as well as how to do up and down strokes. Using complementary colors to give a picture a more vibrant appearance is another thing that you can teach your child.