What feelings does this word evoke? What sorts of memories does it recall? Which of your senses start to tingle? How would you represent what this word means to you?
When I think of the word Texture, I think of painting. I think of mixed medium artworks. I think of getting messy with lots of colours. I think it can be a metaphor for how we navigate life, each colour added to our canvas is something new we learn or try. And at the end of our life, we are left with this creation full of colour that is unique and tells our story.
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paint with your kids
I encourage my four boys to create art. Tyson often draws pictures of things that have happened , rather then try to verbalise a problem. it helps him see the issue in frount of him and helps him find a solution. It is something teachers often use, it is a bit of Art therapy in a way.
The Importance of Art in Child Development is a great read on why it is important for children to explore Art in any form. Also Developing Children's Full potential: Why the arts are important , is a great read.