This year the children created a monthly self-portrait. I have compiled the photos into one video for families to enjoy.

These simple drawings are windows into the growth and development of the children through the year. Look at the August portrait for each and compare to May’s drawing. You will see how close details have been added – the addition of eye lashes, eye brows and ears.

How did this growth happen? Through daily drawing and fine motor experiences such as playdough, beading, cutting and sand play, each child strengthenedĀ their small muscles. Through discussions focussed on observations, the children learned to look closely at their reflections as they drew.

Isn’t it amazing to see their growth in one year?