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    2 years * parent

    dA posted this on fB.
    Thought I would share with you

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    Cute idea. I'll bet she will get great clues from this on how to use her imagination to expand on a small kernel of a notion -- a useful thing to know how to do.

    Only I wonder how long it will be for her to start finishing your noodles?

    They called in one time a parent or some such to my own class when I was in 7th grade or something and the guy went around and did very skimpy little squiggles and he said -- now finish it to everybody in the class -- each with their own page and own squiggle. Thing was, he may or may not have shown us much about how somebody could do something with it. If he did, it was over my head at the time. So all those squiggles immediately became cartoon characters for me.

    Hey, it was obvious -- right there in black and white even before I started enhancing the squiggle. I was thrilled with the whole thing though I recall him finding me tedious making him repeat making squiggles so much because mine took like 15 seconds to complete to where I saw it. He said something like "Don't just draw a smile and some eyes on it. Take it farther." And I pondered that for a long time. . . and bereft of any notion about what he was talking about, I shortly went back to turning the squiggles into cartoon characters and having a grand time.

    So when I saw your video I thought to myself, aha! the lesson is complete for this young lady. You're clearly willing to expand her awareness as part of this process, not so much in a sink-or-swim way.

    Seems like very cool parenting. Great job. Just don't stop till she's 30.
    "Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream

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    Quote Originally Posted by D Akey View Post
    Cute idea. I'll bet she will get great clues from this on how to use her imagination to expand on a small kernel of a notion -- a useful thing to know how to do.

    Only I wonder how long it will be for her to start finishing your noodles?

    They called in one time a parent or some such to my own class when I was in 7th grade or something and the guy went around and did very skimpy little squiggles and he said -- now finish it to everybody in the class -- each with their own page and own squiggle. Thing was, he may or may not have shown us much about how somebody could do something with it. If he did, it was over my head at the time. So all those squiggles immediately became cartoon characters for me.

    Hey, it was obvious -- right there in black and white even before I started enhancing the squiggle. I was thrilled with the whole thing though I recall him finding me tedious making him repeat making squiggles so much because mine took like 15 seconds to complete to where I saw it. He said something like "Don't just draw a smile and some eyes on it. Take it farther." And I pondered that for a long time. . . and bereft of any notion about what he was talking about, I shortly went back to turning the squiggles into cartoon characters and having a grand time.

    So when I saw your video I thought to myself, aha! the lesson is complete for this young lady. You're clearly willing to expand her awareness as part of this process, not so much in a sink-or-swim way.

    Seems like very cool parenting. Great job. Just don't stop till she's 30.
    Not my child or video
    Just found it interesting.
    I watched a few more of their videos on youtube, and it very clear that the kid has seen her mum draw/paint a lot, by the way she holds her pen.

    I'm guessing this is a child that likes watching her mum. Mine doesn't. He wants to help mum or take over what mum is doing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chinchi View Post
    Not my child or video
    Just found it interesting.
    I watched a few more of their videos on youtube, and it very clear that the kid has seen her mum draw/paint a lot, by the way she holds her pen.

    I'm guessing this is a child that likes watching her mum. Mine doesn't. He wants to help mum or take over what mum is doing
    Hahaha. Mine was the same way. I was the same way. I think it indicates a spirit wherein the child gets a vision and takes it over where it fits into what they want to explore. To be able to engage a child at that level means you're doing something right, I think. Helping them aim and to not squelch their enthusiasm is an art unto itself. I still remember my son, when he was a wee lad, barely able to contain his enthusiasm over learning something new and taking it away from me before I could finish explaining it to him. By finding that balance on parenting him and supporting his healthy interests, he learned how to aim his energy, how to take ownership for the things he was creating, how to think and connect that thinking into the world in a practical way. He did alright. So much is on the parent to make that work and allow it to not seem like our parenting guidance was happening as a correction -- but rather it being part of the natural flow.

    Anyway, enjoy that kid of yours! Sounds like you're on a wonderful ride!!!!! WOOOOHOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
    "Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream

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