Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ten Fingers are Overrated-I can draw!

One of the things that I find most interesting is that there are a lot of people who don't think Zeke can write.  People will ask if he has surgery if he'll be able to write.  Or they will look surprised if they see him hold a pencil.  The reality is Zeke has very good fine motor skills.  He came to us pretty adept at using chopsticks, able to use silverware, and able to use writing utensils.  He has turned into such a good artist.  If you know anything about child development, it's really interesting how a child's artwork is tied into their development.  And it's also really interesting how a child's drawings can show their voice and will eventually become the pathway to writing, including writing stories with a plot and writing descriptions and details.  I thought I'd snap a few pictures of his artwork because it just shows how well he really does when writing, even with a non standard grip.  He can also write his name (with assistance on the K) and loves to write the names of his friends because he loves writing letters.

This is part of a large picture so you can't see all of it.
He actually started drawing just an outside picture with flowers (the starlike things on stems) and grass
but it somehow evolved into an ocean.  (Imagine that!)
I drew the sharks.  (Don't laugh.)
There are jellyfish, octopus, and a squid with tentacles.

Zeke was so excited when he got home from school on Tuesday because he had drawn this:  it's sharks!
He has been so frustrated because he couldn't draw sharks.
Trust me, the big kids, the teachers, the grown ups, we have all drawn shark after shark after shark for this kid.
But he finally did it.  He drew sharks!  They even have gills!

Zeke drew this picture and then told me the story.
It's manta rays and an octopus in a storm.
And someone has delivered pizza.

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