The Power of Parenting

Monday, 18 January 2021

Pictures Tell a Story!

This is a fun Comfort, Play & Teach™ activity that will encourage your child to talk about the pictures he draws. He can imagine he is a storyteller or an author as he shares his ideas and describes his drawings!

You will need:
  • Paper
  • Drawing materials (e.g., pencils, crayons, markers, chalk, pastels)

Here's what to do while you make it:
  • Provide your child with paper and drawing materials and encourage her to create a picture of the family or of a favourite activity. Fold some sheets of paper in half so they look more like a booklet. She can pretend to create her own picture book!
  • Invite her to tell you a story about her picture and offer to write down her words. Then read the words back to her, tracing your finger under each one as you say it. This will help her begin to understand the relationship between speech and print.

Enjoy this more with Comfort, Play & Teach™:

Comfort:Writing down your child’s words makes him feel listened to and lets him know you are interested in what he has to say.

Play:Providing drawing and writing materials enables your child to express her ideas and creativity through art.

Teach:Seeing his own words in print helps your child to make important connections between spoken and written words and supports his emerging reading skills.