How to help your child to show his abilities?

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Last reviewed: 19.10.2021

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Even if your child draws a cat instead of a horse, you can not deprive him of the joy of creativity. In order for a child to show his abilities to the fullest, it is necessary to stimulate him to creativity. In this lesson, the main thing is not the accuracy of the lines and the truthfulness of the image, but the joy of the child from what he does: draws, molds, knits or writes. When a child is happy in creativity, and his other abilities - the desire for communication, self-confidence, concentration of memory and attention - are revealed as a flower.

How the child works

He does it naturally, as he breathes. When you allow your children to grow and learn, one of their greatest joys is creativity. Children are natural creators. They learn when they play and study something. It's fun and enjoyable for them. They master complex concepts, recreating them in their childhood scales. And so unnoticed laundry basket becomes a space ship that rushes in space, and a box of cubes becomes the highest skyscraper in the world. If you give the child plenty of opportunities to express themselves through art, he will have a natural outlet for creative energy. So, there will be less reasons for stress and anxiety.

In order to stimulate the child's creative growth and development, you must create an environment for him that will help improve his artistic self-expression. Here are some ideas for promoting children's art in your home

Keep art materials in an accessible place

Do not lock art supplies in the closet, keep them within reach in the area of the house where your children can use them as soon as they inspire inspiration. Perhaps you will have to make a "corner of art" in one of the corners of the living room. And while your children have a place for their own world that they want to create, they will feel more free. And they will definitely do it. Ask your children where they would like to see such an art corner and what should be there. For example, paints, brushes, pencils, markers, plasticine, paper and scissors.

Stock up with the tools for creativity

You do not need to go out and buy all the last paint or invisible markers that can write on just black paper. You do not have to equip the whole house with the latest technology. For children's creativity, only the basics are needed: plain white paper, colored paper, pencils, markers, scissors for children, paints and glue. From time to time you can supplement this collection of creativity with something else, such as glitter, sequins, pieces of cloth, clay, clay, or even scraps of old newspapers that can be glued together. So, for example, you can make a menu of some old magazines and books, cutting out from them tempting recipes of dishes.

Household tools for creativity

You do not need a lot of money and imagination to create real art in your house. Some of the best art tools are already in your house. For example, you can fill an old bottle with a diluted paint and let the children try their hand at painting the paint on a large white sheet (it is desirable to spread the newspaper on the floor). Children could also make a special culinary project with pieces of the most affordable and cheap vegetables, such as carrots, potatoes, broccoli or mushrooms.

And, of course, children can always use their fingers for good old finger painting. It affects the reflex points of children and stimulates all the body systems to work well. Including nervous, and the immune system. Try this method: fill a small bucket with plain water and give the children a few old brushes or sponges. Then let them draw "paints" on the sidewalk or concrete slabs in the yard and watch how these paints beautifully and slowly evaporate in the sun.

Paper is not at all necessary

Your children can create art almost anywhere, and if you do not want children's drawing on the walls, you should let them freely create masterpieces anywhere. For example, on the sidewalk chalk. Let the children go play in the yard, so that you can express your creativity. Save large boxes from shoes or clothes, and let them decorate these boxes and play with them. Give them a special area in the house or yard, and let the children decorate some deaf wall with their own design, at their own choice. Try to do this at least once a month, choosing each time another object. These objects can be an egg box, a milk bag, a roll with a paper towel, or even something delicious from the kitchen. And let the children come up with art projects that they can do with all these things.

Think in three dimensions

Most of the time, when we think about art, we, adults, are presenting a two-dimensional image. But children can be so creative! They represent not two, but three-dimensional images before them, when they mold something from clay, dough or sand. Do not forget that dough, clay, sand or clay can be excellent for art. Give the children the task to fashion something not from plasticine, but cut out figurines, say, from vegetables or fruits. This will be all the more interesting for children, that masterpieces from vegetables can also be delicious.

As you can see, parents, with the help of a few very simple materials, you can grow a whole new generation of creative personalities. But do not force your own creativity. Play together with children, sculpt and cut - it will be a completely new, fun, but very trusting relationship between you and your children. If you do not exert pressure on them and do not demand perfection in drawing and modeling, children will necessarily want to return to creativity, sooner or later. Even when they grow up. The main thing is to give the chance to their imagination to create freely. Children will enjoy this freedom now, and they will surely appreciate it in the distant future.

How to help your child to show his abilities? Just let him enjoy life and draw, sculpt, lay out this life.

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