When my little boy was 2, he broke his femur. It was bad. He wasn't potty trained and he had a spika cast--it was horrid. We watched "How to Train Your Dragon" waaaay too many times and 6 weeks never seemed so long. Poor kid. Poor us.
But surprisingly, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise: we learned that he likes to color and draw a lot. A. LOT. And he hasn't stopped. It's just too bad that we didn't know about this fantastic website then--those 6 weeks of being immobile might have gone faster.
ArtForKidsHub.com stars a super cool dad and his kids. Dad is an artist who wants to record his family and spend more time with his kids; the kids want to learn how to draw. Thus, the birth of the website. A camera is positioned so that we can see Dad's paper and the child's paper. Dad draws a line and then the child tries to draw the same line. The results are amazing!
Subjects are varied: pop culture, holiday figures, cartoon-ish animals, realistic animals, pinch pots, painting and origami. They even have a special section for kids five and under, so you know that anyone can do it. And me? Well, I have to brag about the really cool Minion I drew. I mean, it didn't look at all like my normal stick figures! :)
But that's not the only reason I love this website. (Well, that and the fact that my now 4 year old will literally spend HOURS here if I let him.) I also love this website because you can tell how much this dad just loves the guts out of his kids. I love his enthusiasm, his compliments to his kids, and how much fun they have together. It makes me want to be a better mom, not worry about having things perfect and just have fun with my kids.
So go try it--your stick figures and your time with your kids will never be the same again.
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