This has worked great. Mind you the stories aren’t usually coherent and Yada Yada but she has enjoyed doing it and I save her "books".
Anyhow, recently she dictated a sentence to me about a paw patrol character. I wrote the sentence and she grabbed her pink crayon and drew circles and said "that’s skye. " I told her very good! And then she said "that doesn’t look like Skye. How do I draw skye?" And I told her that was wonderful for Skye and she told me no. That’s a circle.
Then she stopped and I asked about the next page, and she talked about the story but refused to draw anything. She wanted to be done so I let her.
I was not really planning on "teaching " her to draw at this young age, but it would appear she is no longer accepting drawing things that don’t look like what she’s drawing in her head.
This is a girl that loves crafts and making things. Does anyone know of a very very basic drawing book?
I don’t have a lot of art skill but to help her out I was trying to think of basic things I can teach her-drawing a horizontal line across the page and the top is a blue sky, bottom green grass. Yellow circle for sun. Maybe teach her to draw a square or triangle instead of just circles. I don’t really know how to proceed so I’m taking some stabs in the dark. I wasn’t expecting a sudden refusal to draw 😑
Any advise is appreciated. I loved her scribble art.