This topic is something that I've been struggling with for a while now.
I know and appreciate the value of letting children explore and experience different art mediums. Watching them discover what they can do with the materials versus following a model.
But I've discovered this past week that a craft can have many positive and fun results.
Last Wednesday was Groundhog Day and I had found this really cute craft from Let's Go Fly a Kite
that I couldn't resist providing for my families even after much back and forth in my mind about the value of it.
Well I learned that it held alot of value.
This little guy's grandma started to sing "All around the Mulberry Bush" and when she go to the part when "the monkey thought it was all in fun but ____" she waited and pushed the groundhog up out of the cup. He said "pop!" The rest of the morning he walked around playing with his groundhog and saying "Pop, Pop".
Making the spotlight small and then big again.
What a great morning of learning for me.