At the age of 3-4 years, children are already actively interested inaround the world. And besides toys, kids need developmental activities. And it does not matter whether it is the practice of the caregiver in the kindergarten or the independent education of the mother at home who is sitting with the child. Modeling is an excellent option for developing crumbs. With its help develops a small motor skills of handles and fingers in children. Improved memory and speech functions, increased concentration and attention. When a crumb molds from plasticine, he or she actively uses imagination. There is a development of a sense of beauty and imagination. You need to interest the kid with modeling. Use plasticine of different bright natural colors. Let the child examine it, pinches off the pieces. It is necessary to show him the tools for working with clay. Crumbs 3 - 4 years can already cope with a knife for cutting with the help of adults. Mom or a teacher can show him how to rolla ball or sausage, make a cake or a cube of plasticine with their own hands. At the age of 3 - 4 years, babies should not spend more than 12 minutes on modeling. Kids are different. Quite possibly, someone will want to quickly dazzle the proposed object and gladly switch to other fun. At the same time, if the crumb is very keen on creativity, you can extend the process for 8 - 10 minutes. You can not force it. Having mastered modeling of the basic and most simple subjects, it is possible to pass to complex images and compositions. Let the baby blind 2-3 parts and connect them. You can make a mushroom, a fish or a wall of colored bricks. A piece of cardboard is perfect, like a platform,to create a composition. You can place on it a mushroom glade or a lawn with a lake and trees. Before the process of modeling, you need to ask the crumbs that he wants to dazzle. You can offer your own option. If the baby has expressed the desire to sculpt himself, do not interfere with it. You just need to watch his work. And if the baby molds already within 3 minutes and does not ask for help, then he became interested. It is desirable to accustom the child to independence. Mom or teacher in the garden molds one detail of the composition, and the kid is different. And then fix it all together, having previously negotiated the final image. Kroha understands that he is also responsible for the final result of modeling. Let the baby not only mold with his palms. Fingers also need to constantly train. They need movement. The process of modeling should be accompanied by a comment. For example: "To make a cookie, you first need to roll the ball, and then press it with your finger like this." It is necessary to emphasize the movement of the fingers. The process of modeling can be accompanied by a poem or a small story, corresponding to the topic of the assignment. One of the important aspects is the quality of plasticine. For babies 3 - 4 years, very soft or too hard does not fit. If the baby is not comfortable to sculpt, then interest in the matter will quickly pass. It is necessary to tell, that plasticine is kneaded in hands, that he was warmed and became plastic. The way of a crumb with his handles will break it and send his fantasy on a journey.