In my routine professional work on a regular basis engage with the Anganwadi teachers who deal with the preschool-ers and get an opportunity to observe them closely. Not all children can communicate vocally. The tiny tots at time can verbalize, sometimes just gaze at what they intend to say which we may not be able to interpret to the full extent.

By doing art, students can create and communicate new ideas. By seeing art, students can be inspired by new directions and new ideas. Check this Karen Haydock article where she draws from her wide experience on science reaching and learning.


This activity will help the children identify different vegetables and assess their drawing skills.

Children like to draw. Around the age of two they discover the sheer pleasure of making marks. They pick up any crayon, pencil or pen and they scribble.
Our toddlers are not trying to represent reality with these scribbles. It is simply a joyful exploration of their own new found power - the ability to make a permanent mark on the world.

We typically think of writing as something that is out of reach for preschool children. After all, young children can’t write recognizable letters, and they can’t spell words.


What is your 'excuse' to draw?

Sample these words from the masters.

Anu likes a lot of things about her father. But what she likes most is his moustache! With this delightful and simple story, Madhuri Purandare gives children the chance to make friends with Anu and find out about her dad's Mo! 

Classroom activities:

1. Ask the children to draw a picture of a relative who has a moustache.  Like Anu does in the story, how would they describe them? 

The author shows you how simple stick figure diagrams can be used in the classroom to enable contextualized learning.

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