As you would have read, I started C on Art lessons as I wanted to develop his love for the art, creativity, imagination, and also, in return, I hope it would aid in his penmanship. For those who have been following me, remember ‘Eek‘? C’s first creation?
I really have to thank C’s Art teachers from The Art People. They have done a tremendous job at helping C develop his artistic talent. This is C’s latest creation, hot from the oven!
C truly enjoys his art lesson. His ability to stay on the task has also improved. It used to be a chore to get him to sit through one hour of lesson. However, with his most recent creation, he managed to sit through one and a half hours to complete it!
For those who have been following me, you would know that I have struggled with C’s penmanship from day one. I believe that good penmanship is important, and through it will form and accompany the other necessary skills that a child need to master.
Looking at these photos, I am really heartened to see the changes. The photo on the left shows his initial pencil grip. Back then, he was using left hand, and grip method. The picture on the top is titled ‘Family’. A year ago, I was rather amused that what I saw. I couldn’t see the family in the picture but he said he could.
A year on, C is now using his right hand to write. Actually, he can use both hands. Predominately, he will use his right hand to write and colour now, but when his right hand gets tired, he will use his left hand to complete the task.
This year, I wanted to do something which will incorporate what we have been learning the past year, from Let’s talk, to the writing and the art lessons that he have been going for. (You can find out more about what I have been doing with him the past year from this link.)
Every year, I will get C involved in the making of Christmas decorations. I see it as a family time whereby we all contribute to a joyous season. This year is no different.
We made quite a few things last year as C is much older now and able to participate a bigger scale. In this post I’ll explain how we did the Santa Box.
When I told C we were going to make a Santa box, I think he had the impression there would be a head, legs and hands. So when I said we had completed the box, he kept asking me where’s the head. Haha. As it’s post Christmas, and I didn’t want the box to go to waste, I’ve cut open the red cellophane area of the box which is for the opening of the box.
We use the box to slot in cards that he has mastered reading so that there’s a little fun in learning and less waste from throwing away the box.
We visited the doctor today to get C’s wound cleaned and check on his healing. I was really happy to know that the swelling has subsided and the doctor recommends that C can start to walk again.
He has been enjoying this entire week with no lesson, no school, tons of television time and Ipad time. At the doctor’s, he told her that he is a brave boy but he is one years old now, therefore needs to be carried instead of walk. He also told the doctor that his foot is hurting and he can’t walk at all. However, when the doctor tempted him with two sweets from her fishbowl full of sweets, he started to walk, first three steps holding on to our hands, and the next few steps, he released his grip on our hand and started to walk on his own. So much for his hurting foot and being unable to walk. *wink*
Today’s design is from the same book, ‘Can I play too?’ by Mo Willems. He’s been loving his books since we’ve been introduced to them by Dyan from her blog, And Next Comes L. You can read about my other reviews on his books that C has read:
Following the minor incident, C has to dress his wounds regularly. To appease him, as I have done here , I would ‘tattoo’ on different images of C’s choice. Today is bandage tattoo #2 and below is his choice:
He’s feeling better today. We cut down the painkillers from four dosages to three. Although he becomes grouchy whenever the medicine wears off, he seems to be less aggressive in wanting to tear off the bandage, which is a good sign.
*fingers-crossed* for the remaining days to we see the Orthopedic.
This is C’s creation. Although his teacher guided his hand to draw the picture and he used stencils to create parts of the picture, I am still exhilarated. He calls it ‘Eek’. I thought it is a funny name but he loves it, so Eek, it shall be.
Those who have been following me knows that C has blossomed tremendously from the previous Mummy’s art lesson to being taught by two amazing Art teachers. You can read about the previous entry here. After about one and a half months, C has progressed from colouring to blending.
Following up the art lessons that we have been having, I thought of getting C to do a birthday card for his grandpa since his birthday was around the corner. We glanced through the IPad for pictures that he likes and this is the one he chose. You can read through the artsy tips given by the teachers to help our kids to draw and paint by clicking on this link.