Garnet Carpentier May 10, 2020 Coloring Pages For Kids
Teachers call Effortless Art Crayons the great equalizer for students with a disability or fine motor delay, as they support students in participating in inclusive activities with their peers, such as art or coloring. With more positive experiences like these, comes more self-confidence. Coloring is also a naturally calming activity and lends itself to helping children regulate emotions and express feelings appropriately. But did you know of the other amazing benefits of coloring? I’m sure the OT’s reading this know! Here are three more benefits of coloring for children, and you will be amazed at just how important coloring is to a child’s motor development!
Then you would color the cranial nerves and the associated names and lastly you would color the spinal and autonomic nerves, which are part of the peripheral nervous system (PNS). Start coloring the “Organization page” while following the coloring notes and system. Read the text and explanations following the “Organization” page to learn more details about the CNS, PNS, motor and sensory neurons and autonomic nervous system. This would provide more details about all the structures you colored since the only thing you know about them so far are the names. Continue to the next page called “Functional Classification of Neurons” and repeat all the steps again. It is essential to go with the illustrations in order rather than skip them. You need to firstly understand the big organization of the nervous system before you start classifying them. Only then you can start learning about synapses and transmission.
They turned out great! Now we have our own Matisse like painting we can hang in our house and enjoy. Crayon Kid loved it as well. I showed him The Sheath coloring page later and we talked about our leaf prints as he colored it. I love sharing these experiences with him and making these connections. It’s so important for your child to not only experience art, but to use it as a jumping off point for other skills. Language, social skills, and fine motor skills can all be fostered in creating works of art together.
This is where you can use the foam brush to press the leaf down, or simply use your hands! Lift the leaf up, and voila – A beautiful leaf print. We continued to make leaf print patterns, like “The Sheath”, though we weren’t as conscious to make specific patterns. We just had fun choosing colors and creating our own designs.
It is very important for your children to have proper grip and control over their writing and coloring tools. This will help them greatly to work on penmanship. Language Development, Coloring and just talking about it will give your kids an opportunity to learn new words and sentences. Children use descriptive words to talk about their feelings when they see different styles of coloring sheets. Children coloring pages aids in developing their critical thinking ability. Lastly and most importantly, coloring will also allow you and your child to have some quality time together.
I hope you all take time to get outside, get creative, and experience making art and memories with your children. Check out of blog for more ideas craft ideas that help your child practice fine motor skills AND engage in some purposeful play! If your child is ready to express his or her artistic skills other ways, our line of early learning crayons are the perfect addition to your art box of supplies!.
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