…Watching and Learning…

 

Our easel is open everyday for painting.  This morning I spent time there watching and learning about children.

Children are motivated to do their best work when they get to make choices.  I understood again this morning that four and five year old children are incredibly independent.  These two painters knew how to prepare for painting with a smock, selecting paper suitable for their vision, and securing the paper onto the easel.

After that preliminary stuff they began to select colors and brushes,  I imagine that their minds were dancing with visions of what they could create with paint and a brush.  The painters were thoughtful, moving their brushes slowly across the paper, standing back assessing their work, and then continuing the painting.

 

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