I discovered baby’s M’s first pencil drawings on the coffee table, and I must say I was rather pleased to find them. The drawings were abstract expressionist in nature, and reminiscent of the line work in Joan Miro’s “The Poetess.” For a while now, I have been curious as to when and how baby M would make his first markings. I wonder when he will start showing an interest in drawing on paper?
I see creativity and the nurturing of creativity to be a very important part of life. Creativity extends beyond drawing and in my opinion begins and develops during playtime. I am a big believer in children having time to simply explore and play on their own. Of course there needs to be a balance of more directed or structured time, however I think that our society undervalues the importance of unstructured playtime.
It is important to have time to just be.