Drawing offers an opportunity for us to learn how to pay attention to details. As we draw, our developing brains notice size comparisons, distance, perspective, and textures.
Through drawing we take our experiences of the world and transform these by making new connections and relationships. Our memories, knowledge, and fantasies all feed our imagination.
This awareness supports our creative and analytical mind. We let our hands, guided by our observing eyes, to manipulate lines and curves.
We consider following shapes:
The shapes of the lines tells a story, gives us ideas for some main characters, setting, and story plot. For instance, Luna's below narrative invites us to dive beneath the surface to the busy home of ants.
We have these questions about ants and their abilities to dig - do they deliberately dig the tunnels or are they just following where they could go? We put forward a science experiment with a jar filled with ants build pathways through sand and store up their food.
We harvest our own ants from nature by turning a stepping stone at the front yard upside down. The number of ants underneath has perplexed us indeed.
Our observation enables us to see how cooperative ants are as social beings. Three or four ants exhibit effortful attempts in carrying eggs of flies which are larger than own sizes.
Singing along The Ants Go Marching provides us with an opportunity to correspond our finger counting while marching with our fingers. It could be pretty challenging when we work on the rhyming words like the ants go marching eight by eight hoorah hoorah ... and the little one stops to roller skate.
Another encounter with insects around us comes from a bumblebee who likes to hover around flowering plants to feed on nectar. When we focus on something and try to engage on their message, we learn to move from recognizing words to understanding the feelings and motivation behind them.
Noticing tone of buzzing sound, body language, and other clues to go beyond and gain insight into emotions. We come up with various sharing of thoughts. By observing its behaviors we associate the loud buzzing sound as a significant expression.
Could it be that the buzzing sound heard was simply the effect of the bee trying in a practical way, to fly off from the container?
Being able to conclude our agreement shortly to set if free, we agree to sing a song as our farewell. Thank you for sharing with us a little time to come close to hear and see you with our ears, eyes, and hearts!
Children & Friends.
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