What to do with this activity?
It's quite a challenge to draw something without lifting your pencil off the paper even once.
One line drawing encourages your child to:
1) think before putting pen to paper - because it works better that way.
2) simplify and spot the essential elements in what they see.
3) get a flowing movement going in hand work.
4) be creative.
Have a look at the animal drawings above, some additional drawings here and ones by famous artists here.
Why am I doing this?
Writing is like a muscle – the more your child practices it the stronger their writing ability will become. You child is also more likely to write about things they like or are interested in – writing is a way to express yourself and using writing in this way can be more meaningful to a child.
How can I do more?
Decide on a writing project you could work on either together or with you standing by to help. This could be writing or sending an email to a family member or friend living away or your child writing about one of their interests. List key messages you want to write about, who else might read it and then begin work on the piece. Have a dictionary at the ready and use the spell checker if working on a computer.
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