Since moving into a house with much more room… a living room, a play room and a conservatory to do things like painting and playdoh.. I have noticed her doing less drawing. In our previous house we had 1 really quite small living room off the kitchen in which ALL the toys came out. The crayons were always in easy reach and she spent so much time every day without fail colouring or drawing “letters” as she called them. But she doesn’t seem to do it at all these days, even though I have got her a little table to sit at and do this now. Perhaps what entertains her has shifted recently – she does a lot of imaginary play such as acting out Goldilocks with 3 Teddy Bears and some bowls or going on a bear hunt… but perhaps it is the set up in the new house to blame. Now we are out of the settling in period it is time for me to focus a bit more on encouraging her once again, it really was one of her favorite activities. That’s why I am loving the Draw With Me challenge on This Mummy Loves.
This November the Draw With Me challenge was Toys.
This meant Wild Daughter and I got down to do some drawing together with the theme Toys. Wild Daughter has watched Toy Story for the first time this week so we/I chose this as inspiration.
I asked her to draw Woody from Toy Story and she did. She drew a big round for the body… some squiggles either side she said were hands and some at the bottom she said were feet. The first time I have seen her actively drawing people. I was suitably impressed, although she didn’t draw a head but we are getting there (apologies about the mobile phone snaps).