Sunday, October 25, 2009

Anna + art

There's nothing spectacular about stick figures. When I took Elementary Art Education class they taught us the developmental stages of 'art' beginning with stick figures. The first 'stage' had large heads with limbs coming directly out. Both boys drew those first. Not Anna. She skipped that and headed straight for 'normal' stick figures at age 2.



A couple weeks ago I saw her trying desperately to cut paper with plastic pretend scissors. She was actually succeeding even though there was no blade whatsoever. So I caved in and gave her safety scissors. She usually sits at her toddler table next to my desk during school. Feels official. So she sat there through school all morning cutting little strips of paper. The school room looked like a tornado had hit! The next day I challenged her to cut AROUND the pictures on the pages. Sure enough she started cutting different shapes out!




Our friend Kathleen said she taught kindergartners who couldn't do that! I don't know how exceptional 2-yr-old cutting of objects may be, but I know there are lots of art supplies in our future...

3 comments:

Michelle said...

Not only is she cute... she's smart too! :)

Sarah said...

She is looking so much older!

Janine the Bean said...

So cute. Dom still has a really hard time with scissors. She looks like a natural!