This has been similar with Master J and drawing pictures. He is 6 in just over two weeks and I would say his fine-motor skills are three years delayed. I would watch other children drawing family portraits at age 3 and feel sad.
Last week I did my first parent helping morning in the classroom with Master J. I asked his teacher if this is how he normally behaves. (Pretty quiet, attentive, not wriggling too much and finishing a task.) She answered that he was even a little unsettled that day. A new little man I say. My Master J is now cutting with his spring-loaded scissors along a straight line. He completed a full pasting task with the pictures in the correct boxes.
It gets better... Yesterday he took out a felt tip marker and some paper and drew two pictures. This morning I anticipated we could carry this through some more. So I sat him down with two sheets of paper, pencils sharpened and markers. "Mum, Mrs B says we not allowed to sharpen pencils pointy", he says. He was engaging with me! And then came his wonderful drawings. This is a major breakthrough and I am so proud of him. When I see some parents I know disregard their children's drawings because the paper-stack at home is piling high - be thankful. What a blessing we have to create.
|"A bird flying with glasses on and a pointy beak" by Master J|
My Creative space this week has been to explore my photographic skills. I so love photography. This mother's day I am secretly (no so secret now I realise) for a new super dooper camera!
I did do some knitting last night - my poncho pattern didn't work out. Now I am modifying, knitting up stitches on the outer edge to lengthen it. I am loving the Bendigo Alpaca yarn.
I picked this up yesterday. I think it was made in the 1950's, isn't it just gorgeous?
And check out this dress! I love it.
Have a look over here for some wonderful creativity going on this week!
Love Rach xo