Tuesday, June 22, 2010

creativity

It seems like an awful lot of my posts lately have something to do with the Kiddo and his drawing. But at the risk of boring you I'm going to do another one...

The story on this first picture is this: On Sunday The Kiddo was given a book (several sheets of paper with pictures drawn on them stapled together) by his cousin. He loves it, I don't think before that day he had realized that he could write his own books.

Yesterday he told me that the book wasn't quite right though. He said "it's a book about the tooth fairy but it has no words! It can't be a book without words. I have to write words in it so that her book can be right, I can finish it for her." He asked me to help but (I am sheepish to admit) I was a little busy at the moment so told him to see what he could do on his own. He sat down at the table with her book and some crayons and I went back to what I was doing.

He got bored fairly quickly and he told me on his way from the table "I can't write the word tooth fairy, I don't know HOW and I need help... so I am going to go play instead." I told him we'd work on it after lunch if he wanted and when I went to clean up the crayons. I found this...
It's the cover to his own book, he drew a car and the title spelled to the best of his phonic ability "Lightning McQueen" I photo shopped it a bit to help you see it, the crayon doesn't show up very well on construction paper.

The next picture is something he drew that I really think Uncle T will appreciate. He watched One Hundred and One Dalmatians this morning with breakfast and when he sat down to color this afternoon he felt the need to "write music" to go with the dogs.
I AM biased but I don't hesitate to say that I think, for a 5 year old, he's got some amazing creativity going on. I'm so glad he finally decided that coloring and drawing is worth his time.
(playing his music)

1 comment:

Taggart said...

no no, that's a great response!
i notice that too often kids ask for help before they attempt something. its weird, because kids think they can do more than they can...but when they attempt something they seem to be in the habit (at least the ones I've worked with) of asking for help BEFORE they try.

'course, this may be in part because they're really asking for your interaction. in which case, you just need to make active-listening-type comments while he's working and when he's done.
which i suppose is harder to do when you're busy. sorry.

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