Friday, September 17, 2010

Toddlers drawing on walls

From the age of 18 months you might notice that your child is starting to have an interest in drawing and would sometimes pick up a pen or pencil and write anything on a piece of paper, wall, floors, furniture’s, and even on curtains. Well, drawing is normal for toddlers as this is part of their brain and muscle development. However it is not good to just let your child write or draw everywhere, so here are some things you can do in order to prevent your child from drawing on walls, floors furniture’s, and curtains.

• Get involve with your child’s activity, you can use old envelopes slit open and the inside of cereal packets for paper and show your child that he or she can use this for drawing.

• Make drawing a bit fun by using crayons, felt tips, or powder paint. Add a washing up liquid and water to the powder paint for a thicker paint.

• Always explain to your little one that it is not good to write on walls, furniture’s, floors, and curtains and that he or she is always welcome to ask for a piece of paper to draw onto.

• You can buy a cheap drawing pad with a nice cover picture but as much as possible, try to recycle by using old cardboards, notebooks, and even junk mails with an empty back page.

• Lastly draw with your little one and make it a sort of learning as well as playing.

Pictures here were drawn by Chloe at the age of 2 years and 6 months.

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