Give the child paper and a crayon.
If the child does not spontaneously scribble on the paper, the adult can demonstrate.
The child will put the crayon in her fist, point the tip to the paper and scribble back and forth.
Parents often do not allow their child access to writing tools because the child may mouth them or mark on walls or furniture. Using a marker introduces tool use, drawing, and cause-and effect. Supervised use of a marker motivates the child to want to draw.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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