Children aged 3-5 years are happy to draw and paint. Children enjoy pouring their ideas and imagination on a piece of paper. Her expressive activity begins with a crayon, sensing the softness of the paint texture, touching the pencil strokes on the paper. All those activities will bring children into their own world. So, drawing is a process of creativity, not just producing color. Often there is confusion because of the action of adults who consider that the child is not good enough to draw. Finally, keep the coloring books in order for the child to color the pictures that are already available and patterned with the good. The child is asked to dye an image that is already limited by such boundary lines that are so neat and perfect. In effect, the child will feel that the adult is drawing it better than himself. In addition, children will also lose their expressive power and spontaneity because such coloring can restrict the child’s high creativity experience. Children are less able to express themselves and art. He hesitated and feared drawing, tended to copy the existing image from the coloring book and did not display its own uniqueness. In fact, research conducted by Dr. Irene Russell, from the United States found that restrictions on colouring activities alone can eliminate children’s ability to express their feelings through art. Avoiding coloring patterns is indeed one way to increase creativity. However, parents do not have to worry if the child does not like coloring. It could be that parents are stimulated by providing various coloring media that suits the age of children and also who attract interest. Such as paint, chalk, wax, food coloring, colorful markers, crayons or colored pencils. Protect children’s clothes with aprons if afraid of being dirty. Instead of providing patterns of images that are raw and inclined to dictate the child following the pattern (outline), let the child express the color on the paper with a large space. For example, large-sized paper that can be shot at the child’s body-size object (children lying on paper and the parent pulls the outer ring line around his body), for the later picture is colored together with the parents. You can also add your own picture patterns in the space so that the children can create and color free autonomic. Give the child the opportunity to pour out his imagination and express himself and communicate himself with the colors. Do not force the child to create color accordingly “tastes ” adults/According to what is seen by the “glasses ” adults. Children aged 3-5 years are coloring according to what they want. For example, the sun is colored in red, yellow soil, or its pink color. That is the imagination of a child who will never be felt again as an adult. Maybe, when asked the child said he was coloring the sun like that because the light is very hot or pink in the clouds signifies a rainbow that appears, and so on. The development of coloring is also with the age. For example, 3-year-old children start to cross with one color, 4-year-old children are already colourful with pictures; 5-year-old children already use many colors. Parental involvement During this creative process is very important, so the child is keen to create the maximum. Parents can accompany the child or while chatting with the color of the finger to the paper. Kids are sure to enjoy the creation process. It could be, after the initial scratch, the child will be triggered to scratch again with other colors so that it creates a unique work of theirs. Praise the results of the images and discuss the results with the child. If necessary, his most favourite work was affixed to the wall or framed and then placed in the child’s room. Through the coloring process actually the child learn about the introduction of colors. This colour recognition can stimulate the observation, power of imagination, and delivery of the child’s rough and delicate motor and hone their communication skills in visual form. The child is more sensitive to color recognition, more directed in coloring and skilled in choosing color combinations.
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