Monday, July 13, 2015
Scribblers Just Can't Help Themselves
Unfortunately, scribblers sometimes like to use walls for their canvases.
If you provide an alternative for the scribbler, like a large chalkboard and colored chalk, an easel with newspaper and paint, or lots of plain paper (the back of computer print-outs, recycled paper, or a roll of shelf paper) you’ll have fewer pictures on your walls.
Scribbling may look like nonsense to adults, but there is some sense in it for a child. When children learn to stop their arm movements in time, those big circles becomes faces.
Tight, round scribbles make eyes, looser ones make curly hair. Sweeping lines stop short for arms, fingers, mouths, and spiky hair. Pounding with the point of the crayon makes snow.
Scribbling is necessary preparation for drawing—and writing, too. But it’s hard to know what to say when you’re presented with a scribbled work of art.
“I really like purple scribbles” is probably the most honest, appreciative and gracious thing you can say!
Star-Brite Learning Program