Did you know that your child’s body awareness can be increased by encouraging better drawing skills? Often times a young child will draw a picture of themselves and it will have minimal body parts and some of them in the wrong places. Arms coming out of the head, legs coming out of the head, mouth bigger than the face- are just some of the common characteristics. Try to teach your child through drawing with them and example how to draw their body parts in the correct places. You can also encourage your child to draw more body parts on their self-portrait; adding body parts like hair, nose, eyebrows, ears, hands, fingers, feet, etc. You will find that not only do your child’s drawing skills increase, but also their body awareness will increase.

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