First, set aside some creative time to draw with your child, just like you would set aside time to read with your child. Don't worry if you think you can't draw, kids love when you draw in front of them. Try putting them on your lap and creating a picture together, you'll be amazed at the learning that takes place. With older children, here is a great drawing idea that any parent can try that will get your child excited about writing and creating a story.
I highly suggest having a stack of scrap paper always available in the house. You'll be amazed at what they create. My son is super interested in the Revolutionary War, so he is creating pictures to help his understanding. He now researches the uniforms of the soldiers and reads about the battles to help make his drawings more accurate. Drawing is no small matter. It is promotes learning. These are all great drawing ideas for kids. Find more articles about the power of drawing to promote learning at
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My youngest son has also got into the act. He is four and starting to draw Revolutionary War soldiers too. He doesn't know it, but he is already learning history, vocabulary, problem solving and more. It is a great idea to draw with your children. I promise you it will help them to learn in ways you never thought possible.