One important aspect of the Reggio-inspired experience is giving children time. We leave materials out for long spans of time so they can return to them again and again. Gradually, we see children spending more time at the felt table.
Ian makes a balloon, and in his case it isn’t a drawing but a sculpture!
Seeing Ian’s balloon, Will makes one too.
Amelia says These are raindrops and these are lines. She starts over, and now says, These are puddles.
Luca, seeing what Amelia has done, creates something similar. Then he takes a small orange rectangle and says, I want to twist these and make a shape. Both he and Ian seem to be interested in transforming this seemingly 2D activity into a 3D one!
Clearly there is a connection between mapping and drawing. You have to think about the placement of the “pieces” of your drawing, whether it’s a face, a house, a road, a sunrise, or something non-representational.