squiggle kids

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Drawing with kids!

Yes! It’s what we want all one to six year old kids to be doing with their parents and carers – drawing!

And why?

Research points to the importance of drawing for child development and school readiness.

Drawing is both a precursor to writing (a series of drawing patterns) and a communication tool for a child’s expression of ideas and identity.

Drawing helps children to develop the fine motor skills they need to write as well as visual skills and memory skills, which are also used for handwriting.

When done with an engaged adult, drawing also presents a wonderful opportunity to bond, for fun and play with your child, for language development and to teach your child about the world (colours, shapes, emotions).

Inspiring parents to draw with children

Through workshops and publications, Squiggle Kids aims to inspire shared drawing activities between parents/carers and children.

We aim to give parents the knowledge, skills and ideas to stimulate and extend drawing at home.

For more on our workshops and to see upcoming workshops, see below.

For more on publications, see here.

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