Wednesday, 17 February 2016
Drawing inspiration from Grandparents
Ollie sat at Nan's table with a pencil and box of pastels happily copying images from the book, completely taking us by surprise in how patiently he worked away and how good a copy they were. We had no idea he would be able to do this - there's always opportunities for making and doing at home, but I hadn't thought to ask him to try to copy something in this way since the 'how to draw dinosaurs' book I got him last year which he showed no interest in.
Having other adults around in a child's life (family or friends) is really valuable for so many reasons, including inspiration for trying new things. Some of those new things might even be quite old things that you enjoyed yourself as a child, such as the cheeky adventures of Dennis the Mennis. We've certainly struck gold with these ideas for the kids, so a big thank you to the boys Grand- and Great Grandparents.