We bought the girls small magnetic drawing pads for our mini-vacation last summer. They had fun playing with them in the hotel, and I kept them packed in our "travel bag" for future such trips.
Our sweet Miss Jennifer gave the girls similar magnetic drawing pads for Christmas, and the girls had a blast playing with them in the den. After a play date at a friend's house, where the girls really enjoyed the larger Magna Doodles, we decided to invest in two of them with some of the girls' birthday money.
What a fantastic investment that has been!
The girls L-O-V-E to draw. It's not at all unusual to find them like this...
...for 20 or so minutes at a time!
The girls love to draw themselves, and of course they love to request drawings upon drawings from Mommy.
And when Mommy draws, she sometimes tries to sneak in some letters and numbers, too. To the girls, it's all part of the game, but I think the drawing pads are really a great - and fun! - learning tool.
I've been amazed, too, at how well the girls draw on them. With crayons, they still mostly scribble...lots of colors, all mixed together.
Maybe the pen glides more easily across the drawing pad...or maybe it more closely resembles an actual pen...but the girls hold it in pretty good form, and they've made quite a few masterpieces (I think!).
Here's B, showing off one of the first examples I saw her make of an actual face...
...and here's A, so very proud of her "A"s.
Of course, I can't always recognize the girls' drawings. Here's A, with her signature letter, and B explained, "This is a type of animal...that I really love!"
I'm with Julia at Pontifications of a Twin Mom again this week for her great link-up, Mama Loves.
I don't know if we have budding artists on our hands, but this mama certainly loves these doodlers, and so do Baby A and Baby B!