[blindkid] What are your thoughts on coloring?

Penny Duffy pennyduffy at gmail.com
Fri Sep 30 00:02:09 UTC 2011


Sally thats really interesting.. a big issue last year when they had her use
a black marker for a lot of her work (she is using her brailler more this
year)  she would come home with all kinds of marker all over her face. She
would try to see what she wrote and smoosh her face into the page.  They
never said anything to her.. I sent face wipes in for her and they
never encouraged her to use them. It was very frustrating for me. Thankfully
it has not been an problem this year I was just really surprised why they
just didn't tell her.She would have gotten in the habit to do it her self.
Instead she would come home covered in marker.. Its not cute for a first
grader.
--Penny



On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 3:27 PM, Sally Thomas <seacknit at gmail.com> wrote:

> They used to give my son smelly markers to color with.  He kept sniffing
> them and would come home with colored marks on his face--noone would tell
> him what was happening or clean the marks.
>
> If they tell you that it is valuable for strengthening fingers, perhaps you
> could propse that he spend the time using the Perkins Brailler instead.
>
> Sally Thomas
>
> On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 1:48 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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--Penny
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