30+ | Over the Rainbow


Have your child sit beside a large piece of paper (poster board or repurposed cardboard from your diaper box also work well). Ask your little one to draw a giant rainbow arch (upside down U) starting on one side of their body and drawing to the other side. Try to repeat with several colors to create a rainbow.

The Science

This drawing exercise does so much more than simply strengthen fine motor skills. When your child draws a semi-circle (the rainbow shape), they are crossing their midline, which strengthens connections between the left and right hemispheres. This, in turn, supports speech and language development, motor coordination, and the development of self-regulatory skills as your child gets older.