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December 22nd, 2009, 10:01 AM
kerian's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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creativity/manual dexterity/ eye hand co ordination

at 3 years of age, your childs artisitc creations will still be scribbles rather then real pictures. he will not yet combine two shapes, but will repeat certain figures deliberately.
towards the middle of the year he will start naming hisdrawings.

avoid colouring books where possible. according to research done, they inhibit, rather then promote a childs creativity.

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July 27th, 2011, 07:16 AM
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I totally agree with that coloring books statement. I've noticed my son become frustrated because he can't color within a certain section. When I allow him to draw freehand he makes circles & squares in all different sizes. & his new favorite.. when I trace his hand! He has a freckle on his pinky and he always insists that I add it to the photo. He'll draw circles on the ends of his fingers for fingernails. LOL. It's so cute

We use different color paper in our house.. some days it's white, some days it's red, or blue, or green... He colors the most on the white paper.
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July 30th, 2011, 02:54 PM
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Also, work at teaching them to draw shapes
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October 14th, 2011, 06:06 AM
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Nice tip, my son tries his best to color on an area without going outside the borders but he still finds it hard to control his hand but he's making much progress though. I see him scribbling more as you say, so i'll probably try your suggestions. Thanks!
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