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Coloring an object is one of the most loved things by every child all over the world. The fun process, beautiful results and stimulation received by the brain and hand movements can provide many benefits for your little one. Learning to color by yourself is actually quite easy, because your little one will spontaneously do this when they can hold writing tools and coloring tools.
Actually the lesson given is as simple as teaching them to hold colored pencils/crayons properly. The way to hold it is also not much different from other writing instruments so that it is easier to teach.
Next we have to give the little one space for expression. Because the activity that will be carried out is coloring, your kids needs to know a lot of objects around them, see what colors the objects are, how they look and where they are. When this has been recorded in the little one’s memory, we just have to wait for the beautiful work of the given image to be colored.
Learning to color can also hone your children’s intelligence. When they expresses, their imagination and creativity will be honed naturally. To find out the benefits of learning to color for their intelligence, let’s check the points below!
Imagination and Creativity
When coloring, obviously your little one’s imagination and creativity will be honed. Both of these things are directly related to intelligence. The better your child’s imagination and creativity, the faster they will be able to find solutions to problems. The intelligence that arises later is easier to adapt, because it is embedded in an abstract form in the little one’s brain.
In teaching coloring, it’s a good idea to give your little one the freedom to color pencils with various objects. Let them express freely, then we can see how your little one interprets the world around him. By this way we can better understand the little one, so that emotional connection is more easily established.
Now our next task after providing the tools and materials is to supervise the activities of the little one in coloring. Tools and materials used in the coloring process are usually not recommended to be consumed or put in the mouth. This is where our role is to ensure that no equipment is put in the mouth.
Also make sure the tools used are clean to minimize the risk of bacterial infection that occurs. It’s not often, but efforts to minimize this can be done as a prevention so that your little one’s coloring learning activities can run and be as useful as possible.
Fulfilling the Boundary
With slow directions, give your little one understanding to color without crossing the boundaries of the object image. For example, when coloring leaves, at least direct your little one to keep the shape of the leaves that have been described so that the results of the colored pencils still have a clear shape. However, this does not need to be stressed too hard, just with a relaxed and relaxed feel.
Coloring according to this line will also give your little one practice, especially their calmness and ability to coordinate hand movements. With regular and continuous practice, your little one’s ability to coordinate hand movements will be better, along with increasing calm and focus on doing things.
Coloring Also Trains Memory
When your little one is used to outdoor activities and seeing many things, these things will be automatically recorded in their memory. Shapes, colors, names, movements and other identical things, will be recorded and remembered. Coloring in this case, will also increase the ability to remember by recalling things they has seen and affixing colors according to what the little one remembers.
Indeed, learning to color seems easy and trivial, but it turns out that there are quite a lot of benefits that can be obtained. Sharpening memory does not only have to be with letters and numbers, but also through pictures and colors. In this way, your little one’s learning process will be more fun and easy to absorb, right?
Learning to color is fun and rich in benefits. Of course, all of these benefits are intended for optimal growth and development. we also must not forget to always pay attention to the daily nutritional intake so that the development and growth of our children will be better.