Every child is an individual. As parents and daycare providers it is our responsibility to observe our children and see what interests them. We then need to take steps to help them explore those interests.
Yesterday, Lucia was pretending to face paint myself and the daycare children. She used her index finger as a paint brush and in her imagination she painted colours and lines on our faces.
Observing this interest, I remembered that we had child-friendly face painting crayons. After nap time, Lucia moved from her imagination to reality when she face painted our faces beautiful coloured patterns.