Writing on the wall


No, no I am not talking about the phrase ‘writing on the wall’.

The phrase warns us something unpleasant or unfortunate is going to happen.

But I am dwelling into the mischief of these young kindergarten students itching to scribble on walls, annoying the neighbours and embarrassing the parents.

We come across parents scolding their kids and reprimanding them and commanding them to behave properly forgetting the fact that they too were indulging in these sorts of activities when they were kids.

Some parents are intelligent enough to encourage their kids.

Is this behaviour of the kids abnormal?

No, my friend.

For the kid, it’s a fun-filled engaging activity.

Kids want to get creative or would love to draw the attention of adults.

This comes under the impulsive behaviour of the young brain when it sees a large empty surface (the vastness of a blank wall)

If the child is dirtying the wall surface parent can always divert the attention by providing sheets of paper or hanging it on the wall following the kid’s height.

Parents can provide chalkboards. Parents can be kinder and more understanding.

“A child’s mind is not a container to be filled but rather a fire to be kindled”

Dorothea Brande

Scientific explanation

It is said to be due to the stage of their physical development.

Notice that they draw from the shoulders rather than the elbow or wrist using large arm muscles. Did you observe that they prefer vertical drawing because it allows a free range of movements?

They love to draw on a newly painted surface since they are tempting and also comfortable. These things can allow the kid to hold the pencil/chalk correctly for handwriting. 

Kid vs Adult

“As an adult, you may only see a scribble, as a child I see a masterpiece” Unknown


“Creativity is an area in which younger people have a tremendous advantage since they have an endearing habit of always questioning past wisdom and authority”  

Bill Hewlett

Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Mr. Philo

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2 thoughts on “Writing on the wall

  1. As an adult you can still be a child to justify your scribbling on the wall and call it murals. In my mother tongue we call it graffiti and it doesn’t have a negative connotation. I mean for people who are still children inside.

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