Does your child do lots of painting at home? Have you been collecting stacks of artwork, and wondering what you could do with them? Besides hanging them up on walls, here is an easy project you could do together with your child.
“Given an easel, paper and paint, and no directions, every child will paint!”
Painting is fun for children, but most importantly, it provides children with the freedom to express their creative thoughts and feelings. The more children paint, the more they learn to appreciate their uniqueness and the value of art. Painting also helps to foster and develop children’s creativity and critical thinking skills, and empowers them to think with an open mind. Because there is no right way in making art, painting provides children with the foundation to look at the world with confidence and appreciation.
So here are 6 painting activities that you could do together with your child. Have fun and don’t be afraid of the mess! ;)
I’ve always enjoyed the books by Herve Tullet. His books for children are highly interactive and they inspire children to think out of the box. And if you are thinking of one book to start with, I highly recommend “Press Here“. “Press Here” is a book that celebrates the power of imagination, and encourages independent reading. Each page of the book instructs the reader to press the dots, shake the pages, tilt the book and much more. The simple narration and illustration works effectively to engage and entertain enthusiastic readers. Sounds like fun? Well, it is! Not only does the book encourages imagination, it introduce and reinforce various learning concepts as well (colours, numbers, language). I never get tired of reading this book to children, neither do they get tired of listening to it.