Draw and Learn Animals & Places
When this series became unavailable a couple of years ago, the homeschool community suffered a real loss. Thankfully the publisher has made it available again as a Timberdoodle exclusive. This adorable pre-drawing book is for children of all artistic abilities. Draw + Learn Animals + Places’ colorful pages include space for preschoolers to add the missing animal parts, such as eyes, noses, and mouths, or location components such as a chimney and flowers.
With bold and bright art, Draw + Learn Animals + Places features an assortment of houses, rooms, animals, and animal habitats. Colorful and engaging, Draw + Learn Animals + Places introduces your child to wildlife and to his community while making some important precursory steps to reading and writing.
Age Recommendation: 3-6 Years
By: Harriet Ziefert
Illustrated By: Tanya Roitman
Simple drawing book with steps such as drawing a face, house, a garden, etc. it guides the child with small simple steps to reach the final product. Has a lot of coloring too which my daughter loves!
I really loved this book. I liked the ideas in it and would have enjoyed it for myself when I was little. But, my 4yo is not into coloring and not into drawing. I would pull it out and he would groan, "not another workbook, uggghhh."
As my child is creating their masterpiece, I like to share random facts about the picture. It's a great dialogue. I also have used it as independent work.
This book is solid. It feels like a book, but is really a coloring book. It has more directions and helps kids build upon skills. Even my child that says "I don't know how to draw that - you do it" seems to do well with the directions in this book, which is really nice. I want to build her confidence in her skills and this book is great for kids like this. I don't like how expensive or disposable it is for the price.
With all the pages, there's lots of coloring and drawing but best of all, there's so much room for imagination and creativity. My daughter has really enjoyed doing a few pages every day for the past year and my son (who needs his own now!) looks on with envy :) I have been amazed at the things a three and four-year-old come up with in their description and execution of these simple art activities.