Learning through play month 18: outdoor drawing

Learning through play month 18: outdoor drawing

Drawing encourages {[ NAME }}’s creativity and fine motor skills. 

Drawing outside benefits most of the physical development, especially gross motor skills, and creates positive experiences with nature.

What to prepare
Prepare chalk sticks, a broom, soaked clothes for cleaning, and your imagination!

Let’s play!
On a fine day, grab a hat, a water bottle, and let’s go find a comfortable place to do some art activities outside.  Start by sweeping the floor and setting up the whole activity with plenty of space or determine the working space by arranging things at its border. Then enjoy drawing and painting! If there is sand around, encourage Your Child to use a stick to draw on it too.

Once finished, show Your Child how to tidy up. This is a way to raise the value of personal space by taking care of your space and getting involved in the whole process of organization.

Never leave Your Child unsupervised, also be sure to put on baby sunscreen and dress the little one up in weather-appropriate clothing. If you live in the city, check the air quality before leaving the house, or reschedule if it’s not a good day to be outside.

Thank you note
This article about learning through play was made in collaboration with Sprouts Kindergarten, a play-based learning center for children ages 1.5 – 6 years old.

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