Inclusive Resource on Sensorimotor Child Development for Parents and Teachers

Prepping Babies for Drawing


While babies should absolutely not “work” with markers and pens…many activities set the foundation for success and love of drawing a they grow.

  • Tiny ones should enjoy many tactile (touch experiences).
  • Engage babies in hand and arm  strengthening activities.
  • Picture books and exploration of the real world will offer visual images that children can later draw upon when they embark on their artistic quest in earnest.

Precursor Activities Directly linked to drawing:

  • Food colored pudding/cream to rub around like finger paints (yes those messy meal times have real value!).
  • Poking at toys
  • Squeezing toys



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