The Day the Crayons Quit
|Nothing better than crayons!|
Can you read the names?!
This is a fun book I bought for my granddaughters! Each crayon writes to its owner. One complains that it's never used. The owner is a boy and doesn't use the pink one! It's sexist, in that respect. I teach my kids that you pink isn't just for girls, and you need not use the 'right' colour. We draw a lot.
Grass isn't always green. And we need not colour inside the lines, as much as the book author suggests. We can't let kids feel pressure like that.
Clever Amazon, to match books I've already bought to 'suggestions' for me. Unfortunately, I didn't see or read the book before I bought it online. That's OK, as even a book that doesn't match your family values, it does provide an opportunity for discussion.
We do a lot of story writing: I bought a great book, spiral-bound, with a space at the top for a drawing, and lines on the bottom of the page for the story. (See the scanned rainbow/girl drawing!) It's the best way for kids to match their expressive language to written language. After you write the story down, they are able to 'read' it. It's something we do in kindergarten.
|Gorgeous red hair, inherited|
from her late grampa!
She did well to last as long as she did, being age 3.
|One of Josephine's stories!|
(She's in Gr. 1 now!)
Eventually I drew her a cat, which she coloured. I'd brought a drawing pad and coloured pencils.
|Summertime on the back deck.|
I have met some wonderful blogger artists. They have inspired me to draw. I send them to my grandkids for their refrigerators, sometimes before I colour them with pencils. Sometimes, we do them together.
|Paint Party Friday|