Children enjoy playing with colors: watercolors, crayons, markers, chalks, and pens; they like doodling, drawing and painting, and it’s not until much later that they start feeling more self conscious and start doubting their work. On the other hand, if you encourage them to express themselves through art while they’re young, they’ll be much more comfortable doing it later on in life.
This means that perhaps your choice of toys will help them channel their inner artist: painter, sculptor, singer, or dancer. Don’t be afraid to buy children music instruments and encourage them to master at least one. When they know how to play an instrument, children are more likely to be better at reading and writing too. Allow them to sing along their favorite cartoons on toy microphones, let them play music a bit louder, and organize karaoke nights with the rest of the family.
Still, it’s not just music that will help your children’s brain develop – art is important as well. Be supportive of their efforts to draw and paint, praise their work, and buy them art supplies. What starts as love for Crayola crayons in childhood may soon grow to be discovered as talent.