Bubs has never liked to draw. Up until a couple of days ago, if you asked him to draw something, he scribbled. I looked in the magazines that we receive and saw these great pictures that kids Bubs’ age drew. I knew that the problem stemmed back to his fine motor skills but we had to turn the tide.
Along with the Visual Perception Activities on ABCJLM, I started using a “How to Draw” book during our school time. Each day we drew one animal. Suddenly he started realizing that the animals contained shapes and figures that he already knew. He realized that a cats head is just a circle. The mouth is like a “3” turned sideways. Basically, it clicked! After a couple of weeks of this, he is drawing the animals by himself with only the assistance of the book I Can Draw Animals.
Yesterday, I pulled the easel from the corner of the playroom and asked Bubs and Sweet Pea to draw. Bubs called me over to look at his creation. I was prepared for a mess of colors. This is what I saw: