Preschoolers doodle and draw as a form of communication and entertainment. While limited to often rainbows, smiley faces and basic shapes, these innate skills are the beginning of their visual and artistic vocabulary. Young children can benefit greatly from time spent learning to draw. Being trained to see and draw will expand the number of things they can draw, which in turn expands their ability to communicate verbally and visually.
Developing a child’s drawing abilities also provides them with tools they need to be a successful learner. As I mention in my book, Being Visual, drawing shapes, understanding scale, proportions and relationships prepares kids with concepts later encountered in math, science and other subjects. Time spent learning to draw also provides children the opportunity to enjoy quiet activity and the potential for a hobby that can last a lifetime.
Young Rembrandts, my first company, teaches weekly drawing classes to preschool and elementary age children. Please take a peek at our gallery and see some of the impressive work our preschool students are doing: http://www.youngrembrandts.com/student-showcase.
What is your child’s learning style? There are three basic learning styles; visual, tactile, and auditory. Take the test and get immediate results: Is your child a visual learner?