A few weeks ago, I was correcting my students’ homework, and Fina picked up one of my pens and began scribbling on one of the pages (luckily a blank page and not my student’s diary!). The next day, she dug into a box of markers I had hidden in the tea room and began drawing some more. Luckily, again, I was there at the time and caught her before she had too many marks across her arms and head. I think the really lucky thing was that they came off easily with her wet naps!
I was impressed that she knew how to hold the marker without having been shown. She held it the same way I did in elementary school, with her index and middle finger.
I went to the store and bought her a pack of pastels to she what she would do with it. I’m not going to make more out of it that was it is, but it was interesting to watch the progression from concentrated zigzagging, to stretching out into larger form, and even some interesting squiggles.