I’ve been a bit worried for the past few weeks because Little Andoy is too glued to the iPad. He kept on watching Thomas and friends on youtube. I downloaded some new apps about numbers, colors and alphabets a few days ago so I can teach him something new. But when it’s time for our lessons, he would only follow me for just one lesson then go back to watching his Thomas videos. I had to do something.
And so after office a while ago, I dropped by the bookstore and bought him a set of water color, a coloring book and a drawing book. He’s done some “virtual coloring” in the iPad but I think coloring using actual coloring materials would be something he would enjoy. But when I showed him my “pasalubong” he didn’t seem interested. Not until he saw me dip the paintbrush in the water, got some water color in it and draw a blue circle in the plain white paper of the drawing book. I let him try and he seemed excited on trying this new activity. But his curiosity only lasted for a few minutes. He got bored painting circles and doodling on the white paper.
Little Andoy's first painting. This looks like a garden to me :)
He loves Thomas. He didn’t like this coloring thing. I had to make both things work. I asked him what color Thomas is and he answered “blue”. I told him to paint Thomas using the blue water color. And it worked! He painted a somehow blue rectangular shape and screamed “It’s Thomas!” To make him want to paint more, I told him to dab on the black water color and put black wheels on Thomas. It worked again! He painted more of Thomas’s friends like Percy, James, Henry, Rosie and Toby. He also painted black railway tracks. I made him say each character’s color before painting them. He sure knows all their colors.
Thomas and Friends plus the railway tracks
Spongebob, Patrick, Gary the snail, Squidward and Mr. Krabs
This was his first time to use water color and the things he painted were not bad for a first timer. Anyone can identify the characters he drew. Another proud mommy moment.
We had so much fun together. I want to try a new activity next week. Do you have anything in mind?