Post by Michelle of Avery & Augustine
One afternoon, when Avery was a toddler, we read Harold and the Purple Crayon together, which Avery liked a lot. Inspired by art educator Mary Ann Kohl’s blog post on enhancing literacy through process art, I glued yarn onto paper to create loops and swirls that resembled Harold’s drawings. Avery was excited to see Harold’s scribbles come to life on paper and she colored in some of the loops. There are many books that can be easily paired with an art activity. When doing this, you are providing an opportunity for your child to explore art materials and connect that enjoyable process with reading. Find out more about process art and be inspired by Mary Ann Kohl’s ideas on her blog. Her excellent suggestions for books and their accompanying art ideas can be found here.
You can see Michelle’s work and read about her two young children and their first forays in cooking, art and everything in between at Avery and Augustine.
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