Did you know coloring develops reading skills along with several skills such as fine motor skills, problem solving skills, and boosts their creativity?
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Coloring is a great stress reliever. I loved to color and draw when I was young, and still do. The benefits carry from childhood to adulthood.
Good to know parent tips for encouraging your child to color:
- concentration and focus skills
- a sense of accomplishment and self-esteem
- patience and staying on task to complete a project
- spatial awareness
- sequencing and patterning
Build creativity in your child through coloring and develop reading skills.
- A fun activity is to ask your child to describe, talk about, or create a story about a picture they have colored. Write their words down for them to read to you and other family members.
- Ask your child to listen to a story read aloud to them and then draw and color a picture storyboard that shows what happened in the story. This is a fun way to check for reading comprehension.
- Is your child struggling with ‘sight words’? In a small notebook or on index cards, have them write the sight word and then on the back draw and color a picture that helps them recall that sight word.
- Have your child draw and color a picture and then ask them to create a story around that picture. You can be their scribe and write the story down for them. There! They have started a library of their very own. Outstanding!
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Get those crayons out, kids! [and parents too]
It’s amazing how such a simple activity can have such a profound impact on a child’s development. Coloring not only develops reading skills, but also helps children to develop fine motor skills, improve problem solving abilities, and boost their creativity. So next time your child asks to color, don’t hesitate to say yes!
Did You Know Coloring Develops Reading Skills? was first published on NutsAboutReading.com.