September, a new school year. Most children are excited about meeting their new teacher, but some will be sad. Especially the pre-school children that have to say good-bye to their parent or caregiver. Teachers may set up an activity where they ask the child to paint a picture of their family. Children are able to express their feeling through art. Setting up 4-6 Beeasels in a classroom will help the child separate from their parent. This will be a great time for the teachers to walk around and learn about each child’s family.
Summer is almost ending and school will begin. Parents are taking advantage of the free time before school starts. Coming together with parents and children is fun plus it teaches children how to interact with each other. Parents are the child’s best model of what it is to be a friend. I watched the children play together. I saw how they communicated and shared with each other. I watched how the mothers would laugh and interact with other mothers, other children and their own child. Take advantage of this time of the year and invite some friends to come out to play!!
Ziva’s Grandmother just sent me her Beeasel picture.
Over the holidays I had many comments about the Beeasel being on of the child’s favorite gifts. To watch a child painting on this easel is a joy for me. I feel some sort of “giving back” to all the children I had in class. All I wanted to do is to develop an art tool so the little ones could see what they were painting.