A drawing is easily visualized in our mind’s eye, but can that picture be translated directly from mind to paper without using our physical eyes as a guide? As a way to further explore this mind-body connection, encourage your child to try to draw a picture while blindfolded or looking away from the paper.
She can either keep the pencil on the paper at all times or allow herself to raise the pencil now and then as she is completing the picture.
Your child will likely find that she gets better and better at this activity with practice. Over time, her mind will adapt to being able to draw without depending upon external visual cues.
Source: Bright and Beyond, Smart & Simple Activities to do with your Child, Thinking, Ages 7 and up. Available at Schoodoodle.com.
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