[blindkid] What are your thoughts on coloring?

Penny Duffy pennyduffy at gmail.com
Thu Sep 29 19:24:01 UTC 2011

My thoughts if your child likes to color then color.If they can't see the
page and its not adapted to him at all. Whats the point.

 Its realy really important to my daughter who loves to color that she is
using the right colors. She has some vision and was sighted a year and a
half ago so its different for her.

I always considered coloring filler time.   What is the lesson they are
teaching him?  If artistic self expression is important to the lesson why
dont' they have them use 3d art mediums.  LIke wiki sticks or clay.   Maybe
the educational benefit is lost to me.
I guess my question to the teachers is what is the educational benefit for
coloring for your son.  Maybe I am missing what the educational benefit is.

Are they pulling him out of class during more valuable times?  Is he getting
technology education?

On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 2:48 PM, Meng, Debi <Meng at sccompanies.com> wrote:

> What are your thoughts on coloring?   Jonathan is 6 years old and in
> Kindergarten this year, he has no vision in his left eye and only light
> perception in his right eye.  He cannot see the paper or the crayon.
> Should the TVI be spending valuable time coloring?  He knows what
> coloring is, he was in Early Childhood and 4K for 3 years.    He does
> not enjoy coloring and will do anything not to have to sit and color.
> He is being forced to sit and color until his paper is complete, which
> is long after the other kids in the class have completed their color
> page and moved on to other activities.
> There has to be other things that are more beneficial for him to be
> working on.   Suggestions???
> Debi, grandmother of Jonathan, ROP  - Wisconsin
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