Discover a book that will inspire your child’s inner artist, plus more drawing ideas for kids.
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Besides being fun, puzzles are an often overlooked educational tool. I’ve used puzzles to teach my children about the world. I also love using 4D Cityscape Time puzzles in our history lessons, as they allow children to see how historical events shape cities and countries.
I believe in hands on learning wherever possible, in all school subjects. So when I was offered the chance to review three new Dr. Livingston human body jumbo learning puzzles, I said yes. I knew these puzzles would be fantastic for teaching my children about the human body.
Using Puzzles to Teach Children About the Human Body
Invitation to Draw: A Book for Children
I gave the book to my 8-year-old daughter, and it was an instant success. She loved the drawing prompts, and the high quality paper impressed me. Anna loved coloring with markers without worrying about it bleeding through the page.
It turns out that those pages are perforated, so you can also remove a page or two to throw in a bag to keep a child occupied in a waiting room or at a restaurant.
Jean also generously offered up her time for an interview about drawing, creativity, and tips for creating creativity.
Interview with Jean Van’t Hul
Tips for Encouraging Reluctant Artists
I asked Jean for her tips on encouraging reluctant artists, and she recommended these three picture books:
Adults looking to become more creative will also enjoy these books!
Jean also recommended trying different types of art supplies and rotating supplies to get kids interested and maintain that interest. It turns out that sometimes moving the art easel to another part of the house (or outdoors!) is all it takes to get kids creating again!
More Drawing Ideas for Kids
Jean’s blog features a wonderful collection of creative drawing ideas for kids. Here at Mama Smiles I have tips on putting together a travel art kit, a paper golfing game, and this delightful waiting room art game.
How do you inspire your child to draw? Do you have any drawing ideas for children that we should try?
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