Yesterday Johnny (4) and Lily (2) spent an unprecedented three hours creating an imaginary world while Emma was in Kindergarten – with paper, tape, and pens. Here are two of Johnny’s people – I think they are him and his dad (Mike).
This is Johnny’s construction paper house. I love that he cut the people out of their own homes…
A few accessories for his house. Can you spot Tow Mater (two different angles) and two angry birds? Johnny is a marketer’s dream. Show him a product with a character, and he loves the product – regardless of whether or not he knows ANYTHING about the character.
Lily made some guys and a house as well. I am fascinated by how Lily’s drawings range from typical two-year-old (below) to her sophisticated bear and tree. It reminds me of the way Emma’s handwriting ranges from looking as nice as mine to barely legible (usually reserved for homework).
Johnny did some more abstract work, as well:
It’s amazing what kids can do, given the space, interest, and resources!