The SEN Resources Blog reviews our new My First Paints range

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Georgina has started the Special Educational Needs Resources Blog to share her thoughts and recommendations of good learning activities to try at home for children with Special Educational Needs. She is a qualified teacher with a BSc (Hons) in Medical Sciences and a Post Graduate Diploma in Vulnerable Learners and Inclusion.

Review: Sequin Art’s Children’s Painting By Numbers Range

One thing that has been apparent over the last year, during the school closures and various lockdowns, is how much screen time children have been having. However, there is absolutely no judgement on this from me as to be honest, most of it has been unavoidable. A lot of home learning from schools had to be via screens and juggling multiple children/ jobs etc. has been near impossible without the help of the TV, computers and tablets. But now that we are getting back to some sort of normality (fingers tightly crossed) I wanted to share with you a fantastic range of resources that are screen-free and have the added bonus of being incredibly therapeutic and relaxing. They are Sequin Art’s range of children’s painting by numbers.

Painting by numbers, if you’ve not come across it before, are sets that have a picture divided into small sections. Each of the sections are numbered to paint in the corresponding numbered paint colour. Allowing people of all abilities and artistic talent to create the picture. Sequin Art have brought out a range of painting by numbers sets for children. They have differentiated the sets for age groups, with projects suitable for children aged 4+, 8+ and 10+ (with the 4+ sets being the simplest). They have a range of different pictures to choose from including animals, space, people, scenes and buildings.

My First Paints review by SEN Resources Blog

What did we like about them?

  1. Therapeutic
  2. Sparks Creativity
  3. Develops number recognition
  4. Fine Motor Control & Concentration
  5. Doesn’t matter if they ‘go wrong’
  6. Differentiated

Read the full SEN Resources Blog review here »