Yes! It’s what we want all one to six year old kids to be doing with their parents and carers!
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).
Through workshops and drawing activity books, Squiggle Kids aims to inspire shared drawing activities between parents and children.
We aim to give parents the knowledge, skills and ideas to stimulate and extend drawing at home. Our drawing books encourage kids to draw and build confidence drawing.
See below for more on our workshops and to see upcoming workshops.
For more on our drawing books and to purchase online, see here.
On Thursday 8 September, the Squiggle Kids team gave a talk for International Literacy Day.
Hear (and see through original children’s pictures) why drawing is a key literacy activity for young children and get some tips and ideas for engaging your child in drawing activities at home.
Who: For parents and children 2+
When: 10.30-11.30 Friday 24 April, 1 May and 8 May EVENT POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 – NEW DATES TBA
Where: Escape Hatch Books, 9 Strathalbyn Street, Melbourne
Tickets: New ticketing not yet released
Who: For parents/carers of children 0-6 years
When: 7.30pm- 9pm Tuesday 2 June
Where: Little Creatures Play Space and Party Venue, 323 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn
Tickets: not yet released
As a kid, I always felt bad at drawing. So when my daughter wanted to draw with me I’d suggest she draw with the ‘good drawers’ in the family instead. After speaking to Lauren from Squiggle Kids about drawing, I know how important it is, how good it is to do it together with your child and now I really enjoy drawing with my daughter
Sarah, mum of 1 and step-mum of 2