In the first few months after being brought to life, a child depends on the parent to learn how to interact and respond to the world. It is of great importance that parents be sensitive to children’s needs, mental states and energies. Foundation of all future learning can be attained by helping newborns alter their internal states .Child development is a crucial stage in a child’s upbringing since it has ability to alter future happenings. This essay will discuss various techniques and how they fundamentally affect a kid’s life especially on the art side.
The 3m’s in Child Growth
The three m’s of child development are manipulation, mastery and meaning creation. With the 3m’s in mind, a child is able to explore and manipulate things. Children begin solving problems by themselves. Once a child has had an opportunity to explore, manipulate and master a certain skill, meaning can now be derived. This is a time when we as caregivers should encourage children to reflect on their work or ideas. Children can be question on strategies they used to assess progress .if for example a child is given a pen, he or she makes random markings on a sheet of paper that do not actually make any sense. It is here that development of muscles and hand-eye coordination is created (Perry, 2019). By the age of 2 a child gains more control over his/her scribbles. At this age a child can make basic shapes such as lines, circular forms, arches and loops
Scribbling and Multicultural Books
In any given set of activities, a single and simple thing may be the only thing required to build and grow a certain skill. At a younger age scribbling is an important stage in a developing child art world just as babbling is important for kids in communication development. At this stage, a child does not think about creating anything that represents something else. They do things at random. As the children engage in scribbling, as mentioned earlier, they develop cognitive muscles movement as coordination (Rodway et al., 2016). In this stage, children books are vital and can be introduces to help the children acquire a new perspective other than their own. For example, one can give children pre drawn images and ask them to shade while offering guidance. Giving of pictograph books improves a child’s pictographic memory.
Importance of Observation in a Child’s Life
Observation is an important initial skill in early years as well as being an integral part of early childhood development. It is at this stage that a child can observe and learn on the surroundings and be able to deduce things more specific and accurately (Ebbeck and waniganayake, 2017). Observation instills a clear picture in the kid’s memory, which a child can recall in future, and prove helpful for them in future activities. Particularly, incorporation of multiple forms of communication in children literature like audio-visual communication offer broader opportunities for students to respond. Giving of opportunities for children to read books or even pictorial format books enables them to communicate effectively in several ways. Multicultural books prepare children to communicate effectively in an ever changing world (Smith, 2014)
Instilling of the Multiculturalism Culture in Children
A day you begin is a children’s book about boosting a child’s confidence and show the child that he/she is not alone. Additionally, it encourages children that there others like them out there and so they should not feel alone. So, when a child wants to learn how to draw for the first time and does not know where to start, I will draw and tell the child to repeat what I have drawn. Furthermore, I would encourage them with words and no matter what they draw I will tell them it is perfect then make them draw when they want to express something or for fun. Consequently, since the book title signifies there is always a first time for everything, I would tell the child that; first time to draw.
Children learn things easily as they imitate what the grownup’s do. Therefore, parents should learn to inspire the children by being involved in positive activities such as drawing, reading and spelling words thus encouraging their children to do the same.Based on the 3m’s of development, a parent is obliged to allow children to be free,in their own space in order for them to grow intellectually.
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Rodway, P., Kirkham, J., Schepman, A., Lambert, J., & Locke, A. (2016). The development of shared liking of representational but not abstract art in primary school children and their justifications for liking. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10, 21.
Trawick-Smith, J. W., & Smith, T. (2014). Early childhood development: A multicultural perspective. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.