Thursday, September 23, 2010

Toddler Talk Thursdays: ART



First off, let me say YAY! and Thank you to these great moms at The Life of a Sippy Cup Mom, Crazy About My Baybah, and Family and Life in Las Vegas for choosing me as their highlighted blog this week at Toddler Talk Thursdays. 

This week's topic is ART.  I'm so happy about this topic. Davis LOVES art.  He enjoys all the projects they do at school and he's always asking for paper and pulling out his crayons to color. I love to print out coloring pages for him online to save money on coloring books.  Crayola has a great website with coloring pages and other great art and craft ideas.  Some other websites I use for printables are Coloring Book Fun and Free Printables.com.


We try to do more complex or time-consuming art projects on the weekends.  One of Davis' favorites is painting.  


He loves painting so much, I have to hide the paintbrushes or he'll beg to paint everyday.


Another favorite is sidewalk chalk.  He loves to scribble on the driveway and tell me what colors to use. 


When we do this, I always write our names and the names of our family and show him the letters.  I also draw different shapes and he names them.  He thinks it's great fun, but he's also learning something.  It's the best of both worlds.

 

3 comments:

  1. My daughter loves art and has from a very young age. It's a shame that many people consider it to be a form of entertainment rather than an educational endeavor, but I feel that it's absolutely essential for child development. Good post.

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  2. Thanks for following Mommy Time Out

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  3. That is awesome that he asks to paint everyday! You have got a little artist on your hands!
    Thanks so much for linking up with us:)

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