Little Miss is really into drawing at the moment. She is starting to establish a proper pencil grip and her drawing is developing rapidly.
One morning she was drawing away and decided to ‘fold’ her drawing up. ’Wrapping’, she called it. For the next twenty minutes she drew, then wrapped. Sometimes her focus was on the drawing, other times it was a quick draw and then onto the wrapping. I didn’t tell her she wasn’t allowed to use any more paper. I didn’t tell her she shouldn’t screw up her lovely drawings. I was on hand to pass her pieces of paper as she finished each one.
This was important work for her, it had real purpose which wasn’t necessarily obvious to the adult eye. Little children are continually discovering how the world works and they need to be able to do that in their own way. Even if it means using half a ream of paper.