Kids need to get their hands dirty -- to paint, sculpt, create -- in order to express themselves. As adults we're told we need to color inside the lines, but I don't think you should ever tell a child that. Let them scribble-scrabble like crazy and see what comes out. What looks like a scribble to you is actually very fulfilling for a child
|Abida Irtaza's daughters scribble|
Abida Irtaza's eldest daughter is almost 4 years, who loves creativity at its best, you can see her scribbling above on the paper which to many may find it a mess but they are actually
notions that go around in her mind. Though she loves art, she can be moody and not want to do anything, as mostly she seeks attention all the time. On the other hand Abida cannot stand the mess created during the process.
|Abida's daughter engrossed in drawing|
In such situations, I would suggest to to get same age groups around her once or twice a week, or take her to creativity sessions as all UAE cities run them in some form or the other. This way she will learn how to interact with others in her same age and as well as seek less attention for you. As for the mess created, you have to train her how to clear up after she is done with her doodling, or set up a small corner somewhere, where she likes to work so she knows her space and she can feel the comfort of working. I am sure all is worth her pretty smile. Just look at it. Don't u all agree?
Rahima Jabeen, a mother of 6 children knowing how her kids are interested in playing and pretending one of the things other than painting and coloring, has encouraged creativity for them by setting up a small space in a corner which has all amenities they love and this gives them freedom to choose.
|The little pull out containers have colors, crayons, glue, scissors etc The tub stores clay and glitter and some water paints.|
|Twins play with toys for a pretend race|
|Doodling with clay and some plastic tools|
A round of applause to both moms Rahima and Abida :)
Very soon a blog post will cover the a creative mom who unleashes the creativity of her son who calls himself a Doctor at the very age of just 5 . Stay tuned :)