Now, I don’t know about you, but markers and crayons can get pretty boring for me (which is the reason behind art with a twist). Fortunately, my kids seem to enjoy them. One loves actually “drawing” with them while the other is more interested in taking the caps off, but hey, at least they’re both doing the same activity at the same time, right?
As soon as they appear to be ready or show an interest. When you’re writing something, is your little one trying to copy you or grab your pen? Can they hold a fork or spoon? When in doubt, give it a try! If your little one isn’t ready, you’ll know. Simply put the supplies away and come back to them in a few weeks and try again.
As we use our phones more and more, our children see us using pen and paper a lot less. So, we need to make sure they’re exposed to things like crayons and markers because it helps them be creative, express themselves, practice holding a writing tool, which helps them develop the fine motor skills that they’ll need in school. It’s also good for hand-eye coordination.
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