From the time of birth to the age of three or four years, the physical and mental development of the child is very fast. Although only a few years, these few years are almost the epitome of human development from the primitive state to the civilized state.
From the children’s paintings, we can also see traces of growth.
At first, children just graffiti randomly, and then gradually began to give meaning to the patterns or lines, so as to gain language, and later they can even draw on the basis of impressions. Children experience this process of development and change in person, which is of great help to the development of intelligence.
In this development process, the expression and content of children gradually change, which is a natural trend. Some parents will ignore their children’s growth laws and force them to do something beyond their age and ability. This kind of education that promotes seedlings is undesirable.
Children of different ages will draw different pictures, and children of different ages also need different ways of encouragement.
For children of different ages, the way of “drawing” is also different.
For example, for children between two and three years old, they often ask him “what is this”, listen to the child’s own interpretation, and what meaning the child has given to what he painted. When you are four years old, you can ask “what are they doing” and listen to the stories in the children’s paintings.
But one thing to note is that “painting is for listening” is true, but as a parent, don’t be too chattering to ask the child too, so as not to turn upside down and wipe out the child’s interest in painting.
So, when should one ask and when should one not? In fact, it is very simple. When children concentrate on drawing, it is best not to ask questions frequently. It is the best time to ask questions when the child has finished painting and showing it to the parents, or is a little tired of painting.
As a parent, less criticism and more listening to children’s paintings can not only encourage direct encouragement to children, but also a good kind of caring and help to better understand the child’s growth process.