When Pelle became 2, he started at the 'peuterschool', the playgroup for toddlers. And he made some wonderful things there. I have them displayed on one of the doors in our hallway. I think his teacher is very creative and allways comes up with nice ideas.
There's just one difficulty: Pelle DOES NOT WANT TO DO ANYTHING CREATIVE WHATSOEVER. No painting, cutting, drawing, playing with clay. So the things you see on the picture are for the most part made with the aid of the teacher or assistant.
I have to admit that this is not what I dreamed of. In my ideal world, the two of us are sitting behind the table and making all kinds of nice artwork. That has not happened yet. So far, I don't even know if Pelle is left- or righthanded, because he barly holds a pencil or brush.
And it also confronts me with a dillema. Should I wait patiently and jump to the occaision when Pelle shows any signs of being interested, or should I take more initative myself and set aside a fixed creative time each day, to spark a dormant area?
Can I stimulate him? And if so, how? Or should I stick to the adagium: If it doensn't come naturally leave it?
I think this will be a recurring theme all through his childhood. I hope I will find a good modus for it.
So I stay expirimenting. This is a bus I draw on his request.
Oh boy, no people behind the windows, only puppets ("poppetjes"). I guess I have to practise my skills, too.