My friends and family have been urging me to write a book on art activities for kids for some time already. A very wise person also encouraged me to write a little everyday and somehow I managed to finish writing the book in 2 months during the circuit break (or lockdown). And I think the final motivation was to empower and equip parents to create art with their children at home because I find that art is a restful activity for the family and it also develops an important skill for life - creativity.
WHAT'S THE BOOK ABOUT?
The "Creative Art for Toddlers" book is about engaging your child as young as 20 months old in starting his or her creative journey though Process Art. Process Art is art that focuses on the process rather than the outcome. This makes Process Art perfect for parents and toddlers. Parents don't need to be trained artists to make art a part of their home while toddlers can create freely without pressure of outcomes. There is fun learning through the exploration of materials, he or she thinks and creates. Literacy and social emotional skills are developed through creative expression. And most importantly, the parent and child enjoys the activities together.
Inside the book, you will find:
10 process art activities
Basic materials and instructions
Questions you can ask you child to keep them engaged
Ways to adapt the activities as your child grows
THE TODDLER ART STARTER KIT
The feedback given about the book, was that it will be great to put together an art starter kit to complement the book because most parents ask questions about the kind of paint, paper and paintbrushes to buy for their children. Hence, I specially curated a set of basic art materials for parents to set up a creative space at home.
Inside the kit, you will find:
Creative Art for Toddlers Book ISBN 978-981-14-7053-0
4 x Tempera paint in 100ml bottles of blue, red, yellow, white
12-count watercolour paint
12-count oil pastels
A set of paintbrushes of various sizes
20 sheets of A3 135gsm paper
1 pair of blunt-tip child scissors
1 White glue 40ml
1 set of dot stickers and washi tape
WHAT'S DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS KIT
The kit is not just a once-off project, but with quality supplies and tools that can last, it can be used at your own comfortable pace over a period of time and even together with older siblings. Since toddlers grow so fast, you can even re-visit the same project by using some of the suggested variations, still engage your child in creating.
GIVE A CHILD THE GIFT OF CREATIVITY
Gift a child a creative space at home with quality materials. Gift a child a creative journey with fun open-ended art play. It's a wonderful kit for a child transitioning into the terrific twos and also for the child who is already in the important period of brain development from 2 to 6 years old. This kit will help the family kickstart their creative journey, bonding and building connections through art conversations!