By Sophia Hodgson. Coloring. At Friday, November 29th 2019, 10:42:27 AM.
If you are there with your child when they are colouring, we all notice how quickly they become chatter boxes about what they are doing on the paper! This can seriously improve your child’s language development and increase the speed in which this progresses. It can help you improve their vocabulary with recognition and learning of descriptive adjectives and colour names. Learning these skills from a young age allows your child to feel more confident reproducing these words in different situations.
The act of holding crayons, choosing colors, coloring different characters, and even sharpening crayons can all help with cultivating strong hand-eye coordination in preschool-aged children. Coloring books require children to color within a specified area which will help them as they develop their hand-eye coordination.
For those looking for fun and clever ways to incorporate educational components, coloring and drawing both fit the bill. With younger kids, coloring can be done with packaged books and pages, matching their interests and abilities. As free-form coloring and drawing are introduced, kids nurture their creativity. In either case, learning can be introduced according to the child’s age and ability. For instance, kids can “Count the number of trains on the page” or “Name all the different animals in the picture.” You can focus on learning numbers, colors, geography, history, and even spelling. Similarly, parents can ask kids to draw a scene from their favorite book. Older topics can be introduced via drawing as kids mature, potentially even tapping interests in design, graphics, or architecture.