N’s not really one for drawing. He’ll have a go at painting, and loves cutting with scissors (usually his drawers at nursery are full of cut up bits of paper), but he’s never really been that fussed about drawing or colouring in.
While we were in Bristol he did do a bit of drawing of his own accord, and now I think he’s realised that practicing letters might get him somewhere with learning to write his name, he does write a lot of Ns. But when you see other younger children’s pictures, drawing people and faces, I do sometimes think it’d be nice if he started to draw ‘things’ rather than just scribbles or vague circles or lines.
We’ve always had mystery pictures…it could be anything, and N never seems to know what he’s drawn himself if asked.
‘Is it a tractor?’. Always a good bet, but it’s usually met with a blank look from him.
‘Er, yes?’. He never sounds convinced so I think it’s always been scribbles and then it ends up just being whatever I suggest.
But last week at nursery school, he did produce a drawing; the nursery manager then explained that he’d told her he was going to draw a combine harvester, then sat and drew. The first time he’d announced beforehand what he was drawing.
Then today, I picked him up from nursery and his key worker was really proud to show me his picture from today. It was very clearly 3 people, and N had told her he was going to draw Daddy. He’d obviously decided to draw all 3 of us.
It’s a great picture (and is actually the only family picture – photo or otherwise we have)…it’s just a shame he then decided to cut one person off. We’re currently debating whether it’s daddy or me who’s been lopped off the end!
So yippee, N is finally drawing pictures that look like the items he’s drawing. I’m wondering what is going to come next?
What was your child’s first proper drawing of? Do they enjoy drawing and colouring?