Simple Simon met a ….. Pi man…

November 30, 2021


Young children have developmental stages of art. It is very common for 3 and 4-year-olds to draw people that are just a head with legs coming out of the bottom. As they enter my room, I usually get to see them make the transition to drawing bodies on their own. It’s fascinating. If they are still doing it when they are 5-ish, it’s time for me to have a conversation with them about how, “Y’know, when I look at you, your legs don’t come out of your head. They are way down there at the bottom of your body.” Usually there’s a laugh and they start to see it.

However. This year I have a boy who is a bit of a puzzle. He is delightful in so many ways, but there are other goals that I have for him. Yesterday we drew what we we did for Thanksgiving – the people and the food. Here are his people.

Errrmmm……. I think that one is …. happy.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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2 Responses to “Simple Simon met a ….. Pi man…”

  1. Lauren's dad Said on:

    Are those the legs of guests sitting at a table?


  2. Brad Said on:

    It’s fascinating to hear about brain development stuff for the age of kids you work with.

    I really like those people drawings.

    Great title 🙂


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