Handwriting WoesJune 26, 2007
Ever since I broke my daughter’s crayons she will not make a mark with anything; not crayons, markers, chalk; not anything. Gentle suggestions will not move her to make a single mark.
“I can’t” she says.
But then yesterday I found some scribbles on a drawing I had done. I had traced a small sketch of the Alamo for a fabric postcard I was working on and I found it yesterday covered with scribbles from a disappearing marker.
Ah-ha! So mom’s drawings are enticing enough to get a small girl, who cannot draw, to draw. So here’s the plan: I have some Dover illustration books; state birds, state flowers ~Victorian Houses~. I’m going to trace off a bunch of those images and I’m going to sit down with her broken crayons and color! Hopefully this will entice her to sit down with me and get more comfortable with her crayons.
I’ll let you know how it goes!