“There is one golden rule to observe when talking with a child about their artwork – NEVER assume you know the story behind the creation. Try to avoid asking, “What is it?” or guessing what they have created as this can be very discouraging if you are wrong.”
Every now and then I forget the golden rule but not this time, though I do admit, I was making mental assumptions! You see that blue line running down the page…I thought it was a snake. Mostly because the previous drawing (shown below) featured a snake (as identified by Immy). Similar types of lines, easy to make an assumption! Good thing I didn’t because I would have been wrong! Instead an invitation to tell me about her drawing (if she would like to) resulted in a wonderful imaginary tale involving a fairy, a boat, a cave and a waterfall! So. Not. A. Snake 🙂
And just because I love children’s drawings, here is one more to enjoy 🙂
Needless to say, fairies are very popular here at the moment!
What have your children been creating recently?
P.S. For more ideas about talking to young children about their artwork, check out Art Not Craft here.
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