Friday, March 30, 2012
Draw Along with Harold and the Purple Crayon
Sometimes I make part of the drawing and let the girls complete it (like drawing a tree and asking them to put the apples on the tree, drawing the frame of a window and letting the girls complete it, drawing a moose and having them put the antlers on. And other times the girls draw the objects completely on their own. E is still more interested in drawing circles and scribbling than anything else, but L has really improved with her realism drawing skills lately (she's 32 months old).
Here is a picture of a sailboat she made all by herself:
It's nice to be able to repeat this activity over and over without wasting paper (and fighting over who gets which crayon). We also really enjoy the sequel to this book, Harold's Fairy Tale.