Drawing stimulates the brain to grow in the areas that learn how to observe. Some children are born with the intellect and instincts that predispose them to spend more time drawing, but these habits can nurtured and developed by the settings in which they are raised. Even children with no inherent artistic talent can use art as a means to increase their intellectual capacity to observe and express.
Children who frequently practice drawing often discover how to make observations and drawings that seem advanced for their age. Drawing and other observational art projects such as collages and collections encourage an eye for detail and the ability to differentiate or find similarities that might be overlooked by someone who is not trying to create an artistic rendering. Observational drawing strengthens memory and all drawing promotes fine motor skills, spatial understanding as well as better handwriting and manual dexterity.