Creating art is a fine way for children to make choices and solve problems. Every step involves making a decision: what colour to use, how to make a line, what size to make something. With every choice the object becomes more and more their own. Every child has an imagination. Art takes it a step further. Through art, children create something that, until that point, was only imagined. Thus, they create visual manifestations of abstract ideas. The element of surprise is maintained through the book.
Following her simple instructions, the children are able to go beyond their own canvas and discover the hidden latent artist within them. The motivation to seek the artist within is sustained throughout the book with the inclusion of a historic art perspective and simple messaging that catches the interest of the child.
The human brain consists of the left and the right hemisphere. The left brain is used in logical thinking and analytical processes. This is typically what is trained in school work that consists of math, reading and science while the right brain is used in emotional perception, intuition and creativity. Kids should be exposed to the arts as their cognitive skills mature so that their right brain will be as developed as the left, and both hemispheres work in tandem, thus achieving the full potential of the mind.
To bridge this gap, 3peel has launched 5 books titled Play which light up both sides of the brain. 100 pages of challenging activities, thoughtfully put together age-wise for children. Each book is slightly more advanced than the one before.
Play books include Brain teasers, mazes, visual sudoku, tessellations, tangling, drawing,games, visual puzzles, tangrams, boosting memory activity- it’s all about exploring,experimenting and mastering visual and problem-solving skills. Basic principles of art, colour techniques, information on artists and art periods are also part of this stellar publication.