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“I don’t think my child can do it just yet”
“How can my 2-year-old do THAT?”
“Ah, he’s still so small. It’s okay, let me do it for him!”

Somehow I hear such sentences quite often when it …

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Making : Wool-haired Face

21 February 20092 Comments

While Anya was away at school last week, Vai and I did some simple activities together using strands of wool.

We made a wool-haired face!

What we used :
- Strands of wool (we used our black ones)
- A piece of paper
- Pencil

What we did :
- I drew an outline of a face (from ear to ear). the eyes and ears
- I smeared some liquid glue at the top of the head where the hair strands were supposed to be
- And Vai did all the sticking and drawing

For the child, I think the fun part of this activity is when he gets to decide how the face will look like.

And as usual, I didn’t hold Vai’s hand when he drew. I just let him make the strokes and decide for himself what he’d like to draw.

To me, it’s better this way (compared to us holding the child’s hand and always guiding and deciding for him WHERE and WHAT to draw) as it allows the child to freely explore and create.

Anyway.

This was what Vai made.

A smiling face wearing a pair of glasses.

Err … I think he drew … ME?

2 Comments »

  • Leonny says:

    Hi Nic!

    Thanks …

    somehow so far I don’t really think about whether his development is advanced or not … but now that you point it out, may be he IS more advanced for his age … hmm. But hey, Will recognises chinese characters, right ? Whoaaa … interesting isn’t it how kids have different strengths!

  • Nic says:

    Wow! Not only is Vai’s language ability so advanced, his fine motor skill is good too! Vai is very well-developed as a ‘whole child’ :-) !

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