|Author: sathish chandrasekaran 21 Apr 2016 Member Level: Gold Points : 3 (Rs 3) Voting Score: 0|
You can get her paint colors and canvas. Let her color and create something on her own in canvas which you can get framed and hang it in her room. It will help her to explore her artistic skills. You can also get her a piano and get her into music classes. Gift her some karaoke system, she can try singing. She can also try making her own cardboard boxes. Take her to a garden and plant some trees and make her water. Art, music, nature is all an expression of human creativity. Let her dive into it and not be absorbed with the madness of world.
|Author: Archana Kapoor 25 Apr 2016 Member Level: Gold Points : 2 (Rs 2) Voting Score: 0|
You didn't tell what is your daughter's age. Anyways if she is below 10 then you can give a fairy tale look to her room. Make some good paintings or posters of disney princesses or her favorite cartoons or walls. Arrange some of her favorite indoor games, like ludo, snake ladder, puzzle games etc. If she is fond of living animals then keeping pets is a good idea. Dogs, cats and fishes can be kept at home. They keep the environment happy and your daughter will really enjoy with them.
|Author: Juana 25 Apr 2016 Member Level: Diamond Points : 8 (Rs 8) Voting Score: 0|
If you aim to inspire your daughter to be creative then you must begin by appreciating her efforts. At the young age that she is, she surely must love to draw and colour things. Put up whatever she makes – stick them on the walls, on the cupboard, on the doors – pin them onto curtains – use fridge magnets to display them on the refrigerator – frame her work and exhibit it in the drawing room (we did that with my daughter's first ever attempt at drawing something.) This will instil confidence in your child.
Since your daughter has still not started formal schooling yet you can create teaching aids that serve a double purpose – act as a décor and help her learn.
1. Cut thermocol into different sized cubes and cuboids (bricks). Paint them in different colours or wrap them in different coloured paper. These can be used to identify shapes (cube and cuboid) and differentiate between colours. Let her stack these cubes to create towers or pyramids – this will improve eye and hand coordination, concentration and dexterity.
2. Print bold capital letters, small letters and numbers on ½ of an A4 sheet (one per sheet), colour them in bright colours and stick them on cardboard the same size as the paper. On the reverse stick a picture corresponding to the alphabet such as an aeroplane or apple behind the A/a letter. Similarly, stick items corresponding to the numbers. Make sure the colours and pictures are attractive. Tie a cord across the room and use clothes clips to clip these flash cards on the cord, alternatively, punch a hole in the cardboard and string them on the cord.
3. Download colourful images of animals, birds, flowers from the internet and stick them on cardboard. Once the images are dry, cut them into 4-5 pieces of roughly equal size. These can be used as jigsaw puzzles for your daughter.
4. Use plasticine also called play dough to shape figurines. Let your daughter's imagination run wild, let her give form to figures, and display them on the mantle. Remember that plasticine oozes oil and will soil surfaces.
5. Draw big shapes (circles, squares, rectangles etc) on newspaper sheets and stick leaves that you allow her to pick on your evening walks with her. This is also an exercise where you can teach her to identify different plant species and their names.
There are a lot of similar age appropriate things that you can help her create which will also aid in enhancing her knowledge. Have your daughter colour the stuff that I've mentioned in point 1. Give her a piece of cotton or a rag piece, instead of a paint brush. Let her dip the cotton/rag in thinned down paint and spread over the paper. Use non-toxic paints, glue etc; and always ensure someone is supervising her when she is working with different materials. Don't stop her from getting her hands, clothes and the floor dirty. Cleaning up the mess can also be an exercise in education.