Tuesday, July 17, 2007

chalk hearts

"Look, Mommy, I drawed hearts!" It was her idea to draw a heart (I never direct her art), and she said they were for me. It was the sweetest thing and I thanked her. As far as I know, that was the first time she tried to draw a heart. I noted aloud the curves on the top and points on the bottom but made no judgment. She looked very proud of herself.

She must have had hearts on the brain after playing a sorting game a bit earlier. I found a package of wooden shapes at the arts-and-crafts store and thought she might enjoy those. So I turned it into a Montessori-inspired activity and placed a heart in one bowl. Eliza went about picking out all the other hearts and placing them in the bowl, but once that was done, she thought it would be even more fun to dump all the shapes into the bowls and pour them back and forth. Hey, whatever works! :)


Kate in NJ said...

Beautiful hearts!
There is nothing so lovely as the
art a young child makes for his/or her mother.
It almost makes up for the near heart attacks in our days.

veganbaby said...

So sweet!!!! They sure can make your heart melt.