Parents generally appreciate the importance of construction play, so they are happy to buy blocks and various types of puzzles for children. However, they are not always able to encourage them to various manual activities, which a lot of time is spent in kindergarten. Properly inspired children create many spatial forms. They model in clay and paper pulp, they make various works out of boxes and paper, as well as plant material: chestnuts, acorns, cones. They will learn interesting painting techniques.
At home, it is also necessary to enable the child to engage in activities that develop imagination and hand dexterity. Empty matchboxes are an excellent material, toothpastes, medicines, pieces of colored plastic, rags etc. You can make doll furniture out of them, vehicles, puppets, models of buildings. In autumn, when a child from almost every walk brings pockets full of chestnuts and acorns, it is worth teaching them how to make figures and animals from this material. It will give him a lot of satisfaction.
Very attractive, and educational job, Drawing and painting are activities that the kindergarten devotes quite a lot of time to. The right conditions for artistic creativity are not always created at home. Many parents are convinced, that their children cannot paint, they don't have the skills to do that. And at most, they give them coloring books with ready-made ones, already drawn pictures. Meanwhile, it's just us, adults, Coloring the outline is not difficult, for four- or a five-year-old child, it is extremely difficult work.
Let's see, how the child uses a pencil or crayon: holding them tightly, he makes sweeping movements with his entire arm. It has learned to manage the work of large muscle groups. On mastering the precise movements of the wrist, hand and fingers, which are necessary when coloring small areas, just working hard. It helps him do just that, except modeling with plasticine or clay, free to draw and paint.
These activities, moreover, not only affect the achievement of better manual dexterity, they are also a very important form of expression for the child, what he knows about the surrounding holiday, giving him much satisfaction. So among the set of toys, What we equip the child with, there should also be a soft pencil, a set of candle crayons (because they are easier to paint) and paper. Drawing supplies It is good to store in such a place, by a child – when he wants to – could reach for it, without the help of adults. Three- or a four-year-old child with great enthusiasm and joy smears paper with colored pencils, colorful, not black, the trace left on the paper gives him a lot of joy.
An interesting art form that gives a child satisfaction are tear-outs and cut-outs. So let's try to make it colorful (may be old illustrated magazines) and white paper, glue, scissors with rounded ends, familiarize yourself with the tear-out technique first, and then cutouts and encourage them to work on their own. Cutting out causes a lot of difficulties for the child at first. He must learn to set the scissors correctly. Just cutting the paper takes effort. This activity requires coordinated work of both hands, and in addition performed under the control of eyesight. Initially, the child cuts the paper once at a time, cutting out the so-called grass or tassels. When he gets enough practice, it is worth giving him ideas for other cutouts, express approval and appreciation for the first attempts, even inept ones, and encourage them to repeat them.
when will we see, that he is already comfortable using scissors, let's encourage, to try to illustrate a poem or a fairy tale using a cut-out, depict the scene observed on the walk, with time, he may be tempted to make a toy included in "Teddy Bear"..