Basic Concept

Thinking With A Line shows you how the edge of a small rectangle of cardboard dipped into paint can become a tool for making lines. By repeating a single line, children discover they can print vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines. They also discover ways to extend, cross and space their lines. They find when lines connect they can form shapes. By combining lines and shapes children begin creating complex structures such as letters, alphabets, patterns and designs, trees and plants, buildings, boats, machines and vehicles. Even young children begin to construct with intention. Projects and themes emerge naturally, and teachers recognize how the skills developed here can be engaged to enhance curriculum goals in all subject areas.