[blindkid] What are your thoughts on coloring?

Marie empwrn at bellsouth.net
Thu Sep 29 19:50:27 UTC 2011


This is one of the reasons Jack is now home schooled. Color was not relevant to him. He did not enjoy it. If a child does not enjoy an activity it will not help to develop strength all that much when he is spending most of the activity time trying to get out of the activity. There are many other fine motor activities and even activities not necessarily considered fine motor activities that can achieve strengthening of the fingers. Why can't he try something more fun for him?


Marie (mother of Jack, born May 2005)
Check out our blog at http://www.allaccesspasstojack.blogspot.com for glimpses into our busy life with a boy who is busy growing and developing in his own way in his own time

-----Original Message-----
From: Penny Duffy <pennyduffy at gmail.com>
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Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2011 15:24:01 
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Subject: Re: [blindkid] What are your thoughts on coloring?

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?
-Penny

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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