Last week before we cut Emory's hair we played with crayons for the first time. Giving Emory time to just explore the crayons, their shape, color, texture was probably just enough for this budding toddler. He is at that age where they love to just inspect an item completely. The focus he gives things that he finds intriguing is always a quiet moment for me. I pause. I watch, and too get to explore something for the very first time again.
In an attempt to show him what he could do with the crayons I taped a large piece of butcher paper to our kitchen floor, Drew a few doodles and then placed the crayon in his hands for him to try. He looked at me, smiled, and then continued to place the crayons in and out of the cup I was using to contain them.
Unlike the chalk, which he just began using right away, the crayons offered Emory a more contemplative time. I used Crayola's crayons for 18 month+. They are are triangular shaped and fit well into a little baby's pudgy hands well. I am hoping that our next experience with crayons will produce some coloring action on the paper...and not on my walls. Happy Monday friends.