The idea of “show and tell” is a great one, especially if kids share their own original, creative projects.
In that spirit and in honor of the new Homegrown Kids stuff here at RW&G, I thought we’d share some of Tater Tot’s work.
Background: Because our home education work is rooted in the Reggio Emilia approach, we’ve always prized handmade over pre-fab stuff like coloring sheets. Lately, in hopes of improving his art-making skills, I’ve insisted that he do the bulk of his cutting with scissors by himself. This met with a little bit of resistance in part because he hadn’t yet learned how to hold the scissors correctly. (Mea culpa.) Then this week, after a little scissor tutorial and while watching a tribute to Steve Jobs , Tater started cutting out little gadgets and gizmos. And he cut out every single one of them himself.
Here they are, with some additional reporting by Tater: