Children use dot markers to explore shapes and lines.
Like most kids, my kids enjoy playing with bingo-style dot markers. They enjoy completing dot marker worksheets (we’ve found some fun ones here and here), as well as creating open-ended art with them. Which is where the seeing comes in.
One of the reasons I started blogging was because I wanted to focus my mind on the positives of raising young children. It is so easy to be bogged down by sleep deprivation, laundry, tears, and diaper changes. Blogging has done a lot for me, in terms of helping me see more of the things I love about being a mom – hence the name of this blog!
And sometimes I really need the second look I get, writing a post. Watching the kids with this project, here is what I saw:
Emma writing her name:
Lily making abstract art – every once in a while she does act like the two-year-old she is, not the five-year-old she thinks she is…
And Johnny drawing a cute little circle guy and a square guy:
Then, I loaded the photos for this post and realized they were people letters! Spelling his name! Pretty neat for the three-year-old he was way back in October when I took these pictures!
I’m so glad I took the time to sit down and see.
And now I’m off to play with my kids. Because dishes – and blogging (these pictures sat on my desktop since last October, and the worksheet pictures are from June!) – will wait, but life will not.
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