Tabitha drew her first recognisable faces last week. She’s been stuck at the scribbling stage for ages because, despite having good pen skills, she lacked confidence in her ability to actually draw something. So I helped by guiding the pen and gave her some gentle encouragement, and within a few minutes she was well away! It was a perfect example of scaffolding and the zone of proximal development.
Since then she has become a rather prolific artist and I now have dozens of pieces of paper covered with faces! She does happy faces, sad faces, faces with tongues poking out, faces with ears and faces with hair. She has even done a few faces with legs.
Aaron loved creating a giant under-the-sea picture on a roll of paper.
The chalks have become popular again now that we are getting some dry sunny days. This was a castle with a moat and a path.
Aaron continues to enjoy writing messages with his moveable alphabet.
Tabitha has spent hours over the last few days, cutting up lengths of parcel tape, scrunching them up into “aeroplanes” and testing how well they fly down the stairs! I’ve said it before, I’ll almost certainly say it again . . . I really don’t know why we bother giving children toys!
I’ve been on the lookout for a cheap sorting tray for ages and finally saw this one in town last week. Tabitha wasn’t overly interested in sorting by colour but she enjoyed transferring the beads around and got plenty of fine motor skills practice with the tweezers and her pincer grip.
I haven’t really done any crafting since the beginning of the year, but I decided it was time to start work on crocheting a rainbow blanket for Tabitha’s doll cot. Just looking at the beautiful colours makes me feel happy.