At the age of 5 and 6, kids simply love to draw and colour. This activity provides sensory enjoyment and makes drawing a very physical act. The youngsters are always proud of their drawings. As a result, they feel competent.
This is also a perfect way to introduce young children to writing. Kids are usually more than happy to pen down a few sentences to go with their ‘masterpieces’. 🙂
Here’s a fine example.
By Maxwell (5 years old)
I am a big fish. I live in the water.