Zentangle for Kids
If you can get over the name, your child is not only going to love this book, he will actually walk away with transferable skills. Zentangle for Kids is an easy-to-learn, fun way to create striking images by drawing structured patterns. What is the difference between a doodle and a Zentangle? Doodles are often random and done with no preplanning. Zentangles are deliberate. The patterns each have a specific name and are built one pencil stroke at a time. By concentrating to complete a design, Zentangle for Kids intentionally facilitates a shift in focus while improving your child’s eye-hand coordination and fine-motor skills. There are many Zentangle books available, but this one for children has the clearest instructions, the most motivating assignments, and is fully dogma-free. Enjoy.
If the thought of Zen in the title scares you, bear this in mind. Anyone who has ever cross-stitched a design, knitted an elaborate pattern, or calligraphed a verse has experienced that same deep-thinking, fully-focused condition with no scare of embracing Buddhism. Or to put it another way, if you are comfortable serving your child Devil’s Food cake, you should have no reservations on using this book.
Number of Pages: 96 (color)
Publisher: Sterling Children’s Books
Date of Publication: November 3, 2015
Age Range: 7+
Great book! Daughter loved it. It has very nice prompts, she made bookmarks and squares for friends and family. Would suggest tracing paper, colored pencils, and cardstock, as your child (or you) will want to do more than what is in the book!
Fun way to learn to draw. Simple yet nice looking results.
This book is easy to follow. Fun way to learn patterns.
This is a really great book for incorporating art into your homeschool curriculum. This is our first year doing homeschool and my oldest son enjoyed doing zentangle in public school so we have enjoyed incorporating this type of art into learning at home!
My son enjoys making these simple designs. He especially liked that he can gift the finished products to others as birthday cards. He takes his time on each tangle, and it gives him a break from the academic subjects.