Every artist and drawing is a universal predecessor of writing. It is very easy to introduce your little artist to the world of graphics, history writing and early literacy, early drawing. Self-portrait is one of the first drawings.
First: buy a 12×24 newspaper notebook or larger. You can also buy a roll of kraft paper and cut it to size. Also buy a set of wide (thick) preschool crayons. It will be difficult for a small child to use small, regular crayons as the small muscles in the hand develop.
You should work with your child in a large format. Place a hand-held mirror next to it for reference.
Second: sit on the floor with your child, ask him to choose a color and take a large (thick) crayon in his hand. Help your child hold the chalk like a pencil. If they have problems, they can keep it in a fist.
Third, take him by the hand and lead him in large circles. Then release your hand and guide it to draw lines, circles, and marks on the paper. He or she will enjoy the warm, tactile communication with you, and will be glad that there is color on the paper.
Fourth, praise your child, point out the marks, and let him discover that he has created something for himself. There are plenty of smiles.
Now you are both ready to draw جلب الحبيب! Whether it’s a child from Asia, Africa or America, a preschooler sees a person as a circle with a face. It’s versatile. The arms spread out to the sides of the circle. Legs grow from the bottom of the circle. Take their hand and ask them to feel their eyebrows, look in the mirror and show them their eyes, nose, mouth, eyebrows, ears, and hair. Let them feel your arms, legs and feet. As the child draws and grows, his face will have more and more details. Your child will have a more bodily representation. Draw the eyebrows. Put your hands on their ears and help them draw. Ask your child to draw hair. It usually doesn’t stick to the head. They have hair above their heads.
It is better to buy a blank drawing pad than a coloring book. They will learn how to control their hand and fingers to hold a pencil and will be able to try coloring their pictures as they draw, and by the age of five they will have more control. Let them paint until you see that they want to move on to another task. Let there be little time.
Attention at this age is fleeting!
Have fun and enjoy your child. Soon, you might show them a straight or wavy line, and then ask them to draw a line from left to right on their piece of paper. Draw simple letters made up of straight lines, circles, and both. They begin to write and read their own words.