• How to get kids into arts and crafts

    Choosing the right toys and art materials can help a child discover their artistic talents

    Choosing the right toys and art materials can help a child discover their artistic talents

    You will never know if your child can be the country’s next Luna or Amorsolo if you don’t get them off their gadgets and encourage them to explore their creativity.

    Believe it or not, there are still many ways to entice young ones into arts and crafts with the “System in Play” concept that integrates learning into play. Ogalala, a 30-year-old pioneer in this method, suggests the introduction of specific toys and coloring materials to develop a child’s creativity.

    Let their excitement for the season take them to new artistic possibilities as they engage in hours of painting and drawing with products from global brands Crayola and Melissa & Doug.

    A good place to start is by introducing Crayola’s Inspiration Art Case, for example, which features 150 pieces of crayons, colored pencils, and washable markers. There’s also the Ultimate Art Kit, a sturdy case that houses a myriad of coloring materials along with craft scissors, glue, and paper.

    Do-it-yourself toys are also a sure-fire way to keep children busy and creative while having fun.

    Another “System in Play” favorite is Melissa & Doug’s array of art products. They have coloring pads with different themes to choose from, and where every set is comprised of 50 pictures printed on quality bond paper perfect for coloring with crayons, markers, paints, and pencils.

    Decorate Your Own meanwhile, allows kids to harness their creativity as they put their own spin on various objects like bracelets, mirrors, wooden boxes, piggy banks, fashion dolls, and race cars.

    The Scratch Art series features a wooden stylus and special board that lead to an explosion of colors, designs, and textures that will leave even adults in awe of what lies underneath.

    According to Ogalala, whose play and learn system develops the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional skills of a child from birth to 12 years, the careful selection of a child’s toy will not only make learning fun for them, but also lead them to discover their special abilities and interests as they play.

    For more information, log on to www.oga-lala.com.


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