Friday, August 19, 2011

self-portrait, brown doggy or penguin pet, 9, pool zoo

LC has been drawing a lot with her crayons lately...I love the variety of colors and shapes.

LC ran up to me and pointed to the center of the page (shown below)...and she said "I made a 9!!!!" It looks a bit more like the letter g...but I can see it as a number 9, good for you scrunchie! To me, it also looks like there's a little mouse on the top right...and a face on the middle left of the page. She chose to use a forest green colored crayon, below. She chooses all the crayon colors and paper colors for her drawings (above pic, yellow construction paper...though usually she goes for her off-white drawing paper pad).

This was a self-portrait, with a happy face...she calls this "!"

We see stray cats a lot when we step yet another "cat" drawing below...(though she told me she wants a "brown doggy" as a pet, because I used to have one....or "a penguin", she said!)

I found LC adding a bunch of little fish stickers to her large lego building plate.

You can do a lot of different things with Wikki Stix. I got them as party favors for her 3rd birthday party. I brought them out recently...and she wanted to make alphabet letters...she especially wanted to make an "O" over and over I added other letters to the page and asked her to add O's... to create words like "zoo" and "pool" etc. The big plus, Wikki Stix are reusable, we peel 'em off...stick 'em back onto the sheet and then use them again another time.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Imagination...and beginning of August creations

We kicked off August 2011 with an off-broadway, glow-in-the-dark 50 min puppet show called ImaginOcean. LC loved it.

We picked up a pair of eyes at the theater...that she can put on her fingers and play pretend with...she calls them her "Oobi" eyes, like the TV show.

I don't recall if I posted this already mid-June...but I had jotted it down, because it was so cute...I love her imagination!

LC: "I want to be a bubble, I want to be a cat, I want to be a camel, I want to be a mommy, I want to be a horsey and a dog and a plate and milk...I want to be a picture, I want to be a banana. Last one is...I want to be a cherry."

Back to the beginning of are some of her new drawings.

She calls this chalk drawing "mommy and baby":

LC surprised me when she wrote an uppercase L...she has been wanting to write the first letter of her name for a while...and I told her our reading/writing/math lessons won't begin until she is at least 3 1/2 or 4 years old...I'd like to teach her, because she shows a real interest in letters and numbers, but there's no reason to rush...let her enjoy her preschool years. She managed to do this on her own, though, and ran up to me and said "I made an L!!! L about LC."

The above pic is a closeup of the letter L from the drawing shown below. This is her original drawing, that she wanted to sign with her name on top, so she was thrilled she managed to write the first letter of her name:

I asked LC what this picture is...and she said "TREES!":

In terms of the below drawing, LC said "crayon red, like mommy shirt red...I put red on the paper and making mommy...I love making mommy so much...I so so happy!!!!!"

And a couple of other crayon drawings she made the last week that I liked:

We don't have any classes or workshops scheduled for the summer, so all these drawings were created at home, of course.