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New Book: Invitation to Draw

There’s a new way to encourage your kids to draw this summer, thanks to a book that has lots and lots of creative drawing prompts.

Cover of “Invitation to Draw” book

I’ve been a fan of Jean Van’t Hul for years as her Artful Parent website has been promoting creative time for children for as long as I can remember. Jean’s talent for making art projects that still include lots of room for personal exploration is something that I have always admired.

When Jean shared that she had recently published a new book, one that focused on drawing, I was more than happy to check it out.

“Invitation to Draw” is a fun collection of drawing prompts that start with the just the beginning of an idea, like empty flower vases, picture frames, faces to fill in, and more. Children that get stumped by a blank page have a place to start, and can discover where their imagination leads them.

For those with early elementary age children, this would be a wonderful addition to add to your summer activities. Studies have shown that drawing skills and writing skills go hand in hand, so getting more confident with one absolutely feeds the other. When children learn how to add more detail to their drawing, they can do the same with their writing, and the growth continues from there.

I thought I’d get in on the fun and try out her circles page. Just one idea, but easy enough for all ages to try out. Scroll down for a link to learn more about this book and get your kids busy drawing!

Sample page from “Invitation to Draw”
Circles turn into a page of cute birds!

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