On a warm October day, Levi got his tiny little hands on sidewalk chalk for the first time. I’m pretty sure he thought it was the coolest thing ever. I showed him how to draw and color with it outside a friend’s house, but he was more interested in transporting the chalk from one side of the driveway to the other. He crawled back and forth through other people’s colorful masterpieces to fill and dump that blue plastic chalk container.
Note to self: Buy Levi a bucket of sidewalk chalk next spring.
But I wonder…When do toddlers start understanding the concept of drawing and coloring with crayons, markers or chalk? At IHOP last weekend, Levi made marks on his paper place mat with tiny green and orange crayons but only because he was tapping the crayons on the table. It wasn’t like he was intentionally trying to doodle. (I still brought it home to hang on the fridge.)
Do you remember when your kids first became interested in coloring?
This week has felt suuuuuuper long, and I’m really looking forward to having some down time this weekend. But it looks like it’s gonna be another busy one: We’re attending an event at Vala’s Pumpkin Patch on Saturday and have brunch with friends on the calendar for Sunday. Can you believe that Halloween is already next Wednesday?! Have you picked your pumpkins yet?
PS: I’ll be posting Friday links tomorrow, so be sure to come back and check them out!