Drawing for children – The lockdown has been abrupt and disrupting for every individual worldwide, however, it has been just a little more difficult for children. As the true intensity of this pandemic eludes them, the time spent in lockdown becomes confusing and just about unbearable for the little ones. It becomes tough for the young ones to understand that irrespective of all this time being spent at home, this is in no sense a vacation. Children are used to having their day planned to the T with school, homework, extracurriculars and leisure activities. Juggling work, taking care of the children and running a household without any external help is putting the parents under extreme stress. To try and make this easier, here is one example of an effective way to keep them occupied as best as one can.
Keeping up the competitive spirits – painting/ drawing for children
Tentaran took the lead in initiating engagement activities for the children of D-6 Santushti Vasant Kunj. Discussing with RWA President Sneh Lata Rathi, it was jointly decided to hold a painting competition for children of different age groups. The children were very excited and loved the idea of this competition. As children of all age groups wanted to be a part of this competition, they were divided into three age groups – 3-6, 7-11 and 12-16. A lot of entries were received and finalists were chosen by a group of Art teachers along with the Managing Committee of D-6 Santushti Vasant Kunj.
Winners from entries by children between 3 – 6 years
First – Jatin
A tie for the second position – Divit and Vivaan
Third – Lasya
Winners from entries by children between 7 – 11 years
First – Kadambari
Second – Aadhya
A tie for the third position – Priya and T.Kheya
Winners from entries by children between 12 – 16 years
First – Komal
Second – Sahana
Third – Nysa and Shaurya
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Competitions like these not only keep the children busy but also encourage them to explore more. The recognition through getting their work published on a reputed platform such as tentaran.com surely gives children’s creativity a boost.
We understand that working from home is indeed tough and finding a way for keeping your child gainfully engaged in this time of crisis can be quite challenging. Drawing and painting have been found to be useful in developing a child’s visualisation and creative skills at a reasonably low cost. The enthusiasm shown by the children is commendable and Tentaran is working on some more exciting ideas to keep children busy and engaged while their parents keep on with their working schedules and chores. Reach out to us if you too have some interesting ideas to keep children busy and/or looking to get similar competitions organized for your society/building/colony. You can send your suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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