At the age of 12 to 18 months, your child may undertake The first attempts at writing by scribbling characters on paper, and sometime between the 18th and 24th months, you will probably be surprised to paint vertical, horizontal lines and also circles.
Praise your child for his scribble because it is the foundation for completely new abilities. With a crayon to paint, trains the fine motor skills, such. As the gripping and holding, as well as the imagination and the imagination.
Give the young artist a big sheet of thick paper and glue it to the table - after all, nothing interferes with creativity more than a dismayed cry from Mama as the crayon slips on the tablecloth or drills a hole in the newspaper. Thick, sturdy crayons or washable pens in the primary colors (to avoid over-supply) are a good choice. If your child is not interested, then offer him an alternative: street chalk or paper pinned to a board.
And do not forget the finger painting. Keeping and using a work tool is important, but painting with your fingers is just as good an exercise for your child's fine motor skills and creativity. If you do not feel like fingering, try printing. Hand and footprints on paper are a great gift wrap.
Or take advantage of its interest in nature and paint leaves, acorns, carrot pieces or flower petals with paint to use as homemade stamps. If you are one of the brave, let your child paint with yoghurt or colored fruit juice - this is how he can train his motor skills and lick his fingers!
Also an idea: molding and kneading