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Monday, March 22, 2010

Magic Marker Monday



When Kayla is left with a writing utensil and paper to do with as she wants it never amounts to more than just ... well ... scribbling still. She doesn't create anything specific on her own. She can make a face and Mat Man - but that is usually done with me by her side; keeping her on task.

She can make rough drawings of objects with basic shapes (squares, rectangles, and circles and lines) with me instructing her i.e. 'make a rectangle, ok we'll make this a school bus by putting circles for the wheels' and she'll do that. But as for coming up with that on her own? She just doesn't do that yet.

I think the only time she made something 'tangible' was when she drew a triangle - by accident - then colored in a circle on top of it. She looked back at it and declared it was a party hat, and it did look like a birthday hat. Other than that, she just doesn't draw anything concrete.

The other day we were chalk drawing on the driveway and I told her to make a circle and a face while I was making something with Lucas. I was surprised to look back and see that she went farther than that and made the rest of the body (ok I guess she left off the arms, but still!) she completed this on her own without me giving her instruction.



and then the next day she called me over to tell me she made a rainbow. And she did indeed make a rainbow.

I can't tell you how shocked I was to see this. I know this doesn't look like much, but for Kayla, it's huge. It was done with purpose and it actually looks like what she said it was. I guess this is now the beginning of drawings to come!

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20 comments:

My Life As Mom said...

That is great! Good job Kayla!

Mom24 said...

Very exciting development. Yeah!

I see one arm.

Scarehaircare said...

WTG, Kayla! I cheered last year when The Love Magnet started to show that she comprehended the parts of a face. It was directly due to the dedication of her teacher and aides.

Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

beautiful drawing of a rainbow, kayla! love the chalk drawing of the person too!!!

Lianna said...

And the drawings are BEAUTIFUL! I can't wait for Gabe to make more drawings on his own. Like you, I prompt him except for his happy faces.

Junior said...

great job Kayla

Bethany said...

That is awesome. I swear the little stinkers can do more than we know!

Shelley said...

That's GREAT! I think drawing is a great stress reliever as well as being good for fine motor etc....

Grandma said...

Okay I need to come up with words that mean bigger than awesome or fantastic because this is just bigger than that!

Way to go Kayla!!!

Nancy M. said...

That is so awesome! Kayla did a great job on that!

Nisa said...

These are awesome drawings! Rhi and Nate agree. We love them! And we love Kayla.

Anonymous said...

Like what Grandma said - need a better word than awesome!

Anonymous said...

awe! that's awesome!!!! I remember the other day when i was watching her she kept wanting to draw rainbows. =)

Marie said...

Love the drawings!Woohoo, Kayla!

Christina said...

That is wonderful!! WTG Kayla!

my family said...

how wonderful and I think that IS something big!!

Overwhelmed! said...

Michelle, that's fantastic! How exciting. Good job, Kayla! :) Love the pictures.

Sunny said...

Yay Kayla!

starrlife said...

It's just like CLick!

Childlife said...

Absolutely beautiful! I just LOVE her little person she drew -- such personality :) And her rainbow is spot on! Wonderful work, Kayla!

So very glad you joined in with Magic Marker Monday -- hope to see lots more of Kayla's lovely artwork :)

Michelle @ 5MFSN