It’s hard to believe that I started blogging for STABILO when Squish was a newborn, and now she is getting involved with her own activities to set her on her own creative journey.
She is starting preschool and it is great engaging with her on her learning journey. Having been around her brothers she is also familiar with using creative and colourful tools to help her early learning and understanding of the world around us.
Usually, pre-schooler children’s attention spans are shorter than school age children, so when I am doing something with her, I keep it short and sweet – to around 10 minutes.
So, after the wonderful heat wave that started our summer holidays, we found ourselves inside on a rather wet and stormy day – and we needed something colourful to do to take our attention away from the very dark grey clouds over our home. Using STABILO Woody 3-in-1 pencils, (which are nice and chunky and perfect for toddler hands), we played around with tracing different colours over different shapes, over, around and free-drawing our own.
We then used STABILO TRIO Scribbi pens to colour in other shapes and made up a whole story about the adventure these shapes we’re having. Fidget got involved and traced the shapes and path drawings, and talked about how the different wiggles make up different letters and numbers. They both had a lot of fun being creative together. The more I practice things like this with Squish the more she will move towards the tripod grip rather than holding the pen in her fist, which will help as she does more fine motor skills and writing.
Katie Banks of Little House of Words