Provide paper and a crayon.
No elicitation needed.
The child spontaneously marks on paper and experiments with movements of the crayon in different directions.
Provide places for children to color. They like to make marks anywhere and everywhere! A large paper in a tray provides a boundary. Children of this age like to draw on vertical planes, as they use their whole arm. Give them water and a paint brush to paint a fence. Early childhood educators and parents should also draw and write with the child to provide a model for both drawing and writing.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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