We see drawing as one of the most fundamental skills. Drawing represents a natural activity, usually with much enjoyment.
Children begin their drawing process from the moment they are big enough to hold a crayon or pencil and put it to paper. Starting them as early as possible will help them improve their hand and eye coordination while fine-tuning their finger muscles.
Children cannot always express themselves using words and actions, so drawing is another important form of communication. You can gain an insight into your child’s thoughts and feelings through their drawings. Being able to express what they feel also boosts a child’s emotional intelligence.
Drawing enables your child’s imagination to become more active. Each time they draw they access their imagination and make physical representations of what’s in their mind.
Artistic activities help children learn other subjects such as reading and math. It also promotes visual, motor and social development. Drawing helps to develop manipulative skills that will assist children to write.
It helps them prepare for understanding more difficult concepts too. Learning these creative ways of thinking at an early age readies a child for future education. [from Bing search]
In this Issue
“My First Drawing” is one of the activities Grade 1 students attempt in the process of Identifying Children at the very beginning of their entry into Trinity. It is significant too in that it is the very first contribution by Grade 1 for 2022, the Sesquicentennial Year, to the Weekly Newsletter.