“I finally realized I had painting down to a perfection when I could imitate what children drew.” — Pablo Picasso
There isn’t a parent alive who hasn’t thought their own children were budding artists when they picked up those first markers or crayons. We’ve all hung those portraits of colorful scribbles, dots and lines on our refrigerators and office walls in effort to brag in our oh so subtle ways.
Now Crayola has partnered up with childhood development experts Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D. (Temple University) and Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Ph.D. (University of Delaware), authors of the award-winning book Einstein Never Used Flashcards – to “Celebrate the Scribble” to honor children’s important first marks.
Celebrate the Scribble provides parents with expert insight into the role that these squiggles, swooshes, loops and lines play in building toddlers’ confidence, writing ability, language and motor skills.
Who knew those scribbles could share so much about our children?
Crayola collected the scribbles, paintings and drawings featured from children around the U.S. as young as 10 months old. Children of a few celebrity parents, such as Elisabeth Hasselbeck, James Denton, Drew Lachey, Marsha Gay Harden and Joely Fisher are also featured in this celebration of children and their artwork.
Celebrate the Scribble is available for purchase on Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com and the Crayolastore.com for $24.95. All proceeds will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.