Observe the child with paper and a crayon or marker.
The adult gives the child a paper and pencil, crayon, or marker.
The child spontaneously scribbles on the paper without a model. Uses whole arm and wrist to scribble.
Encourage early childhood educators and parents to let children play with dry erase markers and boards, doodle boards, crayons and paper and sidewalk chalk. Children like to scribble and make marks with stamps as well.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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